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Oakland Firesafe Council

The Oakland Firesafe Council is a grassroots community-based organization dedicated to mobilizing the people of Oakland and Alameda County to reduce the risks of wildfire danger to people and property through outreach, programs, and projects

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The Oakland Firesafe Council promotes state-of-the-art approaches to wildfire prevention and advocates for more resources to assist with vegetation management, evacuation, restoration and other wildfire prevention related issues at the local, regional and state level


Helping local residents and neighborhoods better prepare for wildfire and emergencies is a key focus of our Oakland Communities Preparedness & Response program (OCP&R). Click here for free guides and details.

Periodically we offer webinars and Town Hall Meetings of topics of significance.


Add a 5th Alternative to the Draft EIR

The Oakland Firesafe Council, along with more than 20 other neighborhood associations and local residents believes the current draft 10-year Vegetation Management Plan for Oakland and the Draft Environmental Impact Review (EIR) leads to a false sense of security. The […]

The East Bay Needs a Regional Approach to Wildfire Prevention

It is time for a new, more effective, regional approach if the East Bay Hills are to be safe from future wildfires. Using the Joint Powers Authority process to address the wildfire threat posed by inadequate vegetation management in the […]

May 11, 2020 Town Hall Meeting on Wildfire Prevention

More than 100 Oakland residents tuned in on Zoom and Council Member Sheng Thao’s Facebook page for the Town Hall Meeting on Wildfire Prevention on  May 11) The meeting was sponsored by Councilmembers Kalb, Thao and Taylor and the Oakland […]

April 2020 Update from OFSC Chair re COVID-19 and Wildfire Prevention

April 15, 2020 Memo to:  OFSC Members From:  Sue Piper, OFSC Chair Despite our cancelling the April Oakland Firesafe Council (OFSC) meeting, I want to assure you that OFSC continues to work hard to keep the community and our city […]

Need a gardener to help with prep for the upcoming annual OFD inspections?

The current Pandemic Stay at Home orders allow gardeners/landscape/tree contractors to work on private property to reduce fire hazards.  The Oakland Fire Department has announced that they will start the annual Inspections for Defensible Space in May.  The Oakland Firesafe […]

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The Savvy Homeowner in our Fire-Prone Community: “The City of Oakland Prepares for 2021 Wildfire Season”


A 90-minute online interactive webinar

  • What’s New About Oakland’s Wildfire Risk: Nick Luby, Deputy Fire Chief City of Oakland
  • Oakland’s City-wide Focus on Wildfire Prevention: Joe Devries, Director of Interdepartmental Operations City of Oakland

Register here

February Board Meeting


Contact for Zoom information, agenda packet

The Savvy Homeowner in our Fire-Prone Community “Remember the Ember- Practical Steps to Strengthen Your Home Against Fire”


A 90-minute interactive online town hall with Sheryl Drinkwater, architect, discussing ways to protect your home from embers that start fires. Register here

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