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 focused on wildfire prevention in the time of Covid-19.

This week we “met” in two conference calls—one with […]

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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 Council has compiled a list of gardeners/contractors who are available to provide estimates for […]

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Time to Prepare for Annual Fire Inspections in Oakland–starting in May, 2020

The most recent “Stay in Place” orders allow for gardeners/contractors to work on vegetation management projects on your property in preparation for the upcoming annual fire inspection in the Oakland Hills. 

OFSC Board member Bob Sieben has put together a succinct, practical guide for what to do while adhering to the social distancing requirements.

And take […]

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