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May 11 Town Hall Meeting on Wildfire Prevention

More than 100 Oakland residents tuned in on Zoom and Council Member Sheng Thao’s Facebook page for the Town Hall Meeting on Wildfire Prevention on  May 11) The meeting was sponsored by Councilmembers Kalb, Thao and Taylor and the Oakland Fire Department (OFD).

A few important takeaways:

Private property inspections for vacant properties and those […]

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 […]

By |April 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

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 […]

By |April 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

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 […]

By |April 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Connecting with Neighbors during Stay at Home Orders

The Oakland Firesafe Council’s (OFSC) focus has always been on before, during and after a disaster. While our primary interest is wildfire prevention, many of the same principals apply to local efforts to cope with the Covid 19 pandemic.

One of the key lessons we hear and read about all over the world is how […]

By |March 28th, 2020|Uncategorized|2 Comments|

In case you missed Bob Sieben’s November 7 presentation on Homeowner’s Guide to Wildfire Prevention

Bob gave this presentation at the Montclair Branch Library on November 7, 2015.

By |November 25th, 2015|Uncategorized|5 Comments|

Q & A re Drought Tolerant/Firesafe Gardens

From K. L. North Oakland Hills, May 5, 2015

The OFSC suggestions all seem to require putting in new plants – and in my experience most new plants need plenty of water until they are well established.  Is this really the right time to be planting?

In a large yard with mostly mature landscaping (purchased, planted […]

By |October 9th, 2014|Uncategorized|1 Comment|