RED FLAG WATCH from 11 pm Sunday through 5 pm Tuesday. Gusty offshore winds & drying conditions. Walk around your house to ensure it still complies with defensible space standards. Pack your go bag. Go to for more tips.
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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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 Oakland Firesafe Council.



Residents Petition to Underground Power Lines in Oakland Hills’ Montclair District        

With climate change and increasingly hot and dry fire seasons, the wildfire risk in the Oakland Hills Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone has markedly increased in recent years. Egress routes are extremely limited for the area’s population size and […]

CPUC Inviting Comments on Undergrounding by March 10

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is inviting informal comments from the public by March 10, 2023 for the implementation of the Electric Undergrounding Expedition Program pursuant to California SB 884: Please email comments to by March 10, 2023. You may recall, […]

Oakland Fire Department 2022 Annual Report

See OFD’s report HERE

Why Your Support Matters, by Ken Benson, President of Oakland Firesafe Council

Dear Neighbors, The Oakland Firesafe Council (OFSC) was formed in 2014 to advocate on behalf of and to motivate the residents who live in the high fire risk zones of Oakland/East Bay to take steps to prepare for and reduce […]

Oakland’s SECOND Firewise USA® Recognized Site Is CABS

C.A.B.S. is a Montclair Organized Neighborhood defined by four streets: Colton, Asilomar, Balboa and Snake and has approximately 87 homes.  We organized ourselves over 15 years ago to serve as a first line of defense in the event of an […]

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April OFSC Meeting

• Wednesday• 7:00-8:30pm • Contact for Zoom information • Join us for our monthly meeting. OFSC board members are in attendance along with invited guests which can include representatives from the City of Oakland EMSD, OFD, CAL Fire, et al.  Community […]

WILDFIRE FORECAST AND THREAT Intelligence Integration Center serves as California’s integrated central organizing hub for wildfire forecasting, weather information, threat intelligence gathering, analysis and dissemination.