Gehling named MOFD battalion chief
The Moraga-Orinda Fire District rounded out its roster of chief officers in April with the elevation of Steve Gehling to battalion chief, training division. Gehling and battalion chiefs Matt Nichols, operations and communications, and Jerry Lee, emergency medical and ...By Nick Marnell
Lafayette Fire Station 16 reopening delayed until June
The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District placed Engine 16 into service in early April, which is the month the district expected to reopen Fire Station 16 in Lafayette. But between the rainy weather and a construction site problem with the Pacific Gas and ...By Nick Marnell
ConFire financial picture stable for 2019-20
Fire Chief Lewis Broschard ushered in the ...By Nick Marnell
ConFire reopens reserve fire station near Lamorinda
The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District added further protection from a wildland fire roaring into Lamorinda when it reopened refurbished Fire Station 19 in Briones, less than four miles from the Lafayette and north Orinda borders. The rededicated reserve ...By Nick Marnell
Broschard formally takes over county's largest fire district
The torch was passed from outgoing Fire Chief Jeff Carman to his successor, Deputy Chief Lewis Broschard, at the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Change of Command ceremony March 22 in front of dozens of friends, officials and family members.
By Nick Marnell
MOFD short-term finances sluggish, long-range forecast improved
By Nick Marnell
Fire chief departs with the respect and appreciation of the rank and file
Jeff Carman retires from the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District March 29, after more than five years as fire chief. Much has been written about his accomplishments with the district, but Carman often stressed that the thing that mattered to him most was his ...By Nick Marnell
Broschard named new ConFire chief
The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District board of directors elevated Deputy Fire Chief Lewis Broschard to the position of fire chief March 12, effecting a quick and seamless transition between Broschard and retiring Fire Chief Jeff Carman, who departs at the ...By Nick Marnell
MOFD awarded major state wildfire prevention grant
Gov. Gavin Newsom has approved a multimillion dollar project to reduce fuel loads in the high-risk wildfire areas of north Orinda and along Lafayette Ridge, stemming from a grant application submitted to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection by the ...By Nick Marnell
Fire Station 16 in Lafayette will not let Carman go quietly
Talk about going full circle.
Fire Chief Jeff Carman's final Advisory Fire Commission meeting evoked memories of his first meeting with the commissioners more than five years ago in ...By Nick Marnell
Director again warns of potential MOFD financial emergency
Even with the approval of two new labor ...By Nick Marnell
SMC student honored by MOFD for heroic lifesaving efforts
Courtney Newton rarely visits the Moraga Starbucks, but one 57-year- old man is undoubtedly grateful that she did the afternoon of Jan. 27.
As the Saint Mary's College student studied ...By Nick Marnell
Fire Station 16 on track, oak tree cooperating
The construction-unfriendly weather has only minimally impacted the projected opening date for Lafayette Fire Station 16, scheduled to be completed and occupied early this spring.
"If ...By Nick Marnell
Fire Station 43 on track, temporary station not cooperating
It wouldn't be the Moraga-Orinda Fire District Station 43 project without some degree of drama, but this episode has nothing to do with the new building; its construction has proceeded swimmingly through the rainy winter. The adjacent temporary structure, though, was ...By Nick Marnell