Established in 2014, we are residents of the Oakland Hills, survivors of the 1991 Tunnel Fire, open space/park stewards and others working to reduce the risks of wildfire in the Oakland hills and high fire risk areas of Alameda County. The Oakland Firesafe Council is an affiliate of the Diablo Firesafe Council, serving Alameda and Contra Costa counties.
Our focus is education and outreach, primarily through our Oakland Community Preparedness & Response Program (OCP&R), and advocacy at the local, regional, state and national level. While there is increasing attention on wildfire prevention at all of these levels, we believe OFSC brings knowledge, experience and urgency to the needs of residents living in the unique environment of the wildland/urban interface.
President: Ken Benson
Vice President: Elizabeth Stage
Secretary: Lisa Jacobs
Treasurer: Mike Kilian
OCP&R Program Manager