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 (OFSC) is a non-profit organization and member of the California Fire Safe Council network. OFSC supports Oakland and Alameda County in reducing the risks of wildfire danger to people and property through our preparedness education, programs and materials, outreach, advocacy and volunteer opportunities.

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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 communities better prepare for wildfire and other emergencies is a key focus of Oakland Firesafe Council.

Learn about emergency preparedness and wildfire safety, and review our detailed Guides.


VIDEO: Oakland Hills Vegetation Inspections 2023

Adam Ball, Fire Inspection Supervisor with Oakland’s Vegetation Management Unit, explains the process for the annual wildfire vegetation inspections for 2023 that take place in the Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones in Oakland, California, starting in early June.

News from Sacramento re: Wildfire Safety, by OFSC Vice President Elizabeth Stage

The California Wildfire & Forest Resilience Task Force Quarterly Meeting (3/30/23) The expected state budget cannot continue to ramp up resources for wildfire prevention and forest resilience, so the Governor’s Wildfire Task Force and the Legislature are focusing on making […]

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

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June 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 advocates discuss […]

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.