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Oakland Firesafe Council

About the Oakland Firesafe Council

Cal New Student Service Day Garber Park 2
Volunteers regularly work to reduce the fuel load in Oakland parks and open spaces: Cal-New Students Work Day at Garber Park

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: Sue Piper
Vice President: Barbara Goldenberg
Secretary: Ken Benson
Treasurer: Mike Kilian

OCP&R Program Manager

Doug Mosher

Board Members

Lin Barron
Ken Benson
Barbara Goldenberg
Michael Kilian
Martin Matarrese
Steve Mendelson

Robert Meyers
Sue Piper
Dee Rosario
Robert Sieben
Elizabeth Stage
Allene Warren