|This 2022 Edition of the Lamorinda Residents Guide to Wildfire Preparedness and Evacuation was written by the Lafayette Emergency Preparedness Commission and is being distributed to every postal address in Lamorinda by a consortium of City of Lafayette, Town of Moraga, City of Orinda, Moraga-Orinda Fire District, Contra County County Fire Protection District and Lamorinda Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).|
There are three sections of links below:
Agency Links are for Cities, Towns, County and other organizations.
Action Links are for for doing something, like registering, or checking on a status, like fire status or Safe and Well.
Informational Links tell you how to do or choose something.
Click on the Blue type link to go the the web page.
|Lafayette is located on 15 square miles in Contra Costa County, one of nine counties of the San Francisco Bay Area. The City was incorporated in 1968, although settlement of the area began in 1848. Lafayette is noted for its high quality of life with top rated schools, low crime rate, small town downtown, clean air, mild climate and oak tree-studded hills.|
|Moraga is a suburban incorporated town located in Contra Costa County, California, in the San Francisco East Bay Area. It is named in honor of Joaquin Moraga, whose grandfather was José Joaquin Moraga, second in command to Juan Bautista de Anza. As of the 2000 census, Moraga was the 79th wealthiest place in the US with a population above 10,000. It is home of Saint Marys College of California, a Catholic university.|
|The City of Orinda is a family-oriented community in a semi-rural valley on the east side of the Oakland/Berkeley hills in the San Francisco Bay Area. It offers its 17,500 residents a serene setting in contrast to the more urban existence of the surrounding area. Orinda is situated immediately east of the Caldecott Tunnel on Highway 24 and is served by a Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) station. The tree-studded hillsides of the 12.8 square-mile City contribute to the aesthetic beauty of this community.|
The Moraga-Orinda Fire District is responsible for fire protection and ambulance services in the Moraga, Orinda and Canyon areas.
|Contra Costa County Fire Protection District covers the north central part of Contra Costa County including Lafayette.|
Contra Costa Community Warning System CWS can alert residents and businesses within Contra Costa County that are impacted by, or are in danger of being impacted by an emergency. Click to register your cell phone or your VoIP (Internet connected) phone.
|Contra Costa County Cities Citizen Corps / CERT Committee, “C8″ is the committee formed by and for all Citizen Corps/CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) program managers and coordinators in Contra Costa County. The primary goals of the committee are to promote the development, coordination, and advancement of all CERT programs in our area.|
|Contra Costa County MRC The Medical Reserve Corps is a team of community volunteers trained to respond to and assist with medical and public health emergencies.|
|The California Volunteers Disaster Corps will be a cadre of 1,000 government-affiliated trained volunteers who devote their time, effort, and passion in all phases of emergency management: preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery. Contra Costa County has not yet been invited to participate, only the 5 original test case counties are involved since March 2012.|
||Sustainable Lafayette is a grassroots non-profit that is working to transform Lafayette into a highly sustainable community that enhances the quality of life for current and future residents.|
|The American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter serves more than 4.5 million people in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo and Solano counties.|
|The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration produces daily fire weather forecasts and issues Fire Weather Watches and Red Flag Warnings.|
|NFPA’s Firewise USA® program teaches people how to adapt to living with wildfire and encourages neighbors to work together and take action now to prevent losses.|
- CWS – Register your Cell and VoIP phones with the Contra Costa Community Warning System so they can reach you in times of emergency for evacuation orders.
- Cell phone DO NOT DISTURB – Set Do Not Disturb on your Cell Phone for NIXLE and CWS.
- Shelter In Place – Information about when and how to Shelter In Place.
- Fire Status – Listing and map of all wildfires currently burning in California.
- Safe and Well – American Red Cross site for reporting yourself as “Safe and Well” or for looking up others to see if they are safe.
- Lamorinda Evacuation Zones – Find out which Evacuation Zone you are located within.
- Weather Radio Reviews – Which weather radios have the features you want.
- Lafayette Trails Map – Most portions of the trails will be accessible by foot or Mountain Bike for evacuation.
- Uninterruptible Power Supplies – Information about selecting a UPS.
Links for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities
- Persons with Disabilities during a Disaster – it is important to have a plan in place especially if evacuation is needed. However, for seniors and people with disabilities, it’s not always that simple; homes and cars must be safe and accessible in the event of a disaster. .