Firewise Communities Moraga-Orinda Fire District can stay steps ahead of a disaster

  • Source: Lamorinda Weekly
  • Published: 11/24/2021 04:58 AM

At least 25-30 communities within the Moraga-Orinda Fire District are already banding together to make their neighborhoods fire wise. Approximately two-thirds of the communities are located in Orinda, but Moraga is making a move to catch up. Firewise USA is a national organization that "provides a collaborative framework to help neighbors in a geographic area get organized, find direction, and take action to increase the ignition resistance of their homes and community and to reduce wildfire risks at the local level." The program is administered by the National Fire Protection Association (est. 1896), and is co-sponsored by the USDA Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters, but it's up to neighborhood volunteers to keep each community's program successful.


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