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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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Advocacy

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

Prevention

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

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

NEWS AND NOTES

NFPA’s Outthink Wildfire™ focuses on new ways of looking at wildfire policy

Check out the recording of the National Fire Protection Association’s new initiative aimed at significantly lowering community wildfire risk by 2050.

OFSC Supports Wildfire Prevention Funding

This week, the Oakland Firesafe Council sent letters to State legislators in support of funding for wildfire prevention–with the recommendation that our state officials ensure that funding includes communities in Local Responsibility Areas (like Oakland) and not just those in […]

State to establish new home hardening standards for insurance

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara announced a new partnership between the California Department of Insurance and Governor Gavin Newsom’s Administration, including the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES), the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), […]

Weigh in on Oakland’s update of its Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

The City of Oakland is in the process of updating its 2016-2021 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP). The LHMP serves as a meaningful guide to increasing the Oakland community’s resilience in the face of natural disasters, such as earthquakes, floods, […]

15 Lessons Learned from the Webinar “Protecting Your City from Wildfire”

February 2-3, 2021 Sue PiperSecretary, United PolicyholdersChair, Oakland Firesafe Council The virtual conference “Protecting your City from Wildfire” offered two days of webinars and Q & A on a wide variety of topics that would interest planners, fire fighters and […]

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EVENTS

March Board Meeting

Saturday, March 20, 2021 10 am -Noon


Contact Sue@oaklandfiresafecouncil.org for Zoom Log In information and Agenda Packet

The Savvy Homeowner in our Disaster-Prone Community Series #3: “All About Defensible Space ”

Thursday, March 25, 2021
5:30 – 7 pm
Zoom Webinar

Travis Hansen, Acting Supervisor, Vegetation Management Division of the Oakland Fire Department, will provide a primer on what you can do to protect your property and comply with the upcoming annual OFD fire inspections of properties in Oakland’s very high fire hazard severity zone.

If you haven’t attended one of these seminars before sign up here

Also, please register for Series #3 here, whether you have attended one before or not.

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