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Fire districts prepare for PG&E planned power shutoffs
As they are for any hazard, the Lamorinda ...By Nick Marnell

Lafayette Fire Station 16: The long and winding road
Eight words from the deputy fire chief ...By Nick Marnell

Fire prevention rises toward celebrity status at MOFD
To bolster its fire prevention efforts, the ...By Nick Marnell

MOFD conducts first controlled burn exercise in Moraga
Still frightened by the 2018 grass fire near Buckingham Drive, Moraga residents questioned the timing and the safety of a controlled burn conducted by the Moraga-Orinda Fire District on property recently purchased in the town by the John Muir Land Trust.
By Nick Marnell

Bauer-Kahan not in step with Lamorinda on housing bills
When asked about her stance on local government control over housing by this newspaper in October, District 16 Assemblywoman Rebecca Bauer-Kahan, D-Orinda, who went on to defeat incumbent Catharine Baker in the general election, spoke unequivocally. "We cannot take ...By Nick Marnell

Grand jury comes down on ConFire over fire inspections and record keeping
A Contra Costa County grand jury issued a ...By Nick Marnell

Grand opening ceremony for Station 43
Moraga-Orinda Fire District Director Michael Donner, left, and President Steven Danziger cut the ribbon at the June 15 grand opening ceremony for rebuilt Fire Station 43 in north Orinda. The crews had occupied the new facility in May as final work continued on the ...By Nick Marnell

Full-time staffing of MOFD Medic 45 not dead yet
Still frustrated over the refusal of the ...By Nick Marnell

The story behind the emergency preparedness and evacuation guide
The idea to publish the Lamorinda Guide to Wildfire Preparedness and Evacuation, delivered to residents' homes in late May, arose from a trip to Napa after the 2017 firestorm that burned 245,000 acres and destroyed more than 8,000 structures in Northern California. ...By Nick Marnell

MOFD fire flow tax unchanged for 2019-20
The Moraga-Orinda Fire District May 15 held ...By Nick Marnell

ConFire powers up to head off dangerous fire season ahead
A comment from Steve Hill, public information officer for the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District, sums up what lies ahead this summer for much of Northern California - especially Lamorinda.
By Nick Marnell

Private drone operator impedes MOFD firefighting efforts
Crews from the Moraga-Orinda Fire District, the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District, Cal Fire and the East Bay Regional Park District extinguished a 1-acre vegetation fire June 7 on a steep hillside off of Canyon Road, about 200 yards east of the temporary ...By Nick Marnell

Rebuilt MOFD Fire Station 43 opens its doors
After 33 months of survival in temporary quarters in north Orinda, Moraga-Orinda Fire District crews moved into brand new Fire Station 43 May 14 as the district opened its first new fire station since 2005 and its third new facility this century.
By Nick Marnell

ConFire directors lead by example during CPR exercise
To the beat of the Bee Gees' "Stayin' Alive," the directors of the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District completed an exercise in administering Hands-Only CPR to mannequins at the May 14 fire board meeting. The class was conducted by Anna Cleese, American ...

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