Emergency Preparedness

Orinda Measure R

To help maintain and enhance essential City services, including wildfire risk reduction throughout Orinda, preparation for emergencies and disasters, repair of public storm drains, continued public street maintenance, and other city services.  The voters of Orinda increased its existing one-half cent sales tax to one cent, which could generate approximately $2.4 million annually for a period of twenty years, with financial audits, public review of all expenditures, and a citizens’ oversight commission (SSTOC).

Chipper Service

Orinda Fire Evacuation Guide & General Information

Measure R Fire Fuels Reduction Incentive Pilot Program Application

Evacuation Update to Orinda City Council

Emergency Preparedness Resources - Trifold

Moraga-Orinda Fire District

The Moraga-Orinda Fire Protection District (MOFD) was formed in 1997 as an integrated independent special district. MOFD was formed through the consolidation of the Moraga Fire Protection District and the Orinda Fire Protection District to provide more efficient fire protection and emergency medical services to the communities of Moraga and Orinda and the surrounding unincorporated areas, including the communities of Canyon and Bollinger Canyon.

Wildfire Mitigation Requirements 2024

Wildfire Safety Assessment Request Form

Home Hardening Grant Program

Exterior Hazard Abatement Requirements

Fire Code Ordinance No. 23-03 Defensible Space

Wildfire Action Plan (CWPP)

Fuel Break Ordinance Background

Orinda Firewise Network

OFC was founded in February 2020 in response to the “new normal” of a year-round wildfire season resulting from climate change and decades of un-mitigated fuel buildup.  Driven by the enthusiastic support of neighbors, elected leaders, and our visionary Fire Chief, we have quickly grown in size and influence.

Getting Started

What you can do now!


Chipper Day Events

Diablo Fire safe Council (DFSC)

DFSC’s role in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties is to serve as a catalyst for bringing together people, agencies and the means to substantially reduce the impact of wildland fire on our communities.


Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

When emergencies happen, Lamorinda CERT members can give critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims, and organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site. CERT members can also help with non-emergency projects that help improve the safety of their communities.

Lamorinda Resident's Guide


Go Bag

CAL Fire

Preventing wildfires in the State Responsibility Area (SRA) is a vital part of CAL FIRE's mission. The Department's Fire Prevention Program consists of multiple activities including wildland pre-fire engineering, vegetation management, fire planning, education and law enforcement. 


Hardening Your Home

Defensible Space