Town Of Moraga

Fire Prevention Presentation by MOFD Chief – May 2019

Chief Winnacker provided information on the Moraga-Orinda Fire District’s (MOFD) efforts to mitigate wildland fire risk which included information on high severity zones; history on major past fires and the role of Diablo winds; the importance of fire breaks and their multi-agency work to coordinate more effective breaks; the importance of defensible space; and community evacuation planning. MOFD has been proactive in fire prevention efforts which include notifying residents that vegetation needs to be removed, following up with education and if needed, mitigating and charging for the service. MOFD shared that they will provide free inspections and advice (call 925-357-1909) on how to maintain defensible space around your house. MOFD also has a free chipper which they will deliver to your home when five or more property owners coordinate their efforts. Watch the informative presentation on Livestream. MOFD is scheduling a Wildfire Forum on Wednesday June 5, 7:00 pm at the Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School auditorium, including information on evacuations, preparedness and community alert systems.

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