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

Past Events

“Know the Way to Firewise USA” Town Hall

Thursday, 6:30-7:30pm Session 2 of the “Savvy & Prepared Communities” Town Hall Series will be about why & how to become a recognized Firewise USA® community. Firewise USA®, in conjunction with the Oakland Firesafe Council, encourages and supports communities to […]

January Board Meeting

Saturday10:30 am-Noon Contact for Zoom information

“Whatever the Weather” Preparedness Town Hall

Thursday, 6:30-7:30pm Session 1 of the “Savvy & Prepared Communities” Town Hall Series will focus on preparedness for winter storms, power outages, disruptions/dangers due to inclement weather. Our guest speaker will be a Public Safety Specialist from PG&E / Emergency Management and Public Safety.

November Board Meeting

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 7 pm via Zoom Contact for log in details and material

Tree of Hope Lighting Ceremony

5-6:30 pm4949 Grizzly Peak Blvd. 30-year Annversary Of the Oakland-Berkeley Fire. Russ and Annette Aubry have been lighting the “Tree of Hope” for 29 years to remember family and friends that perished in the fire. It is a reminder that “we […]

Community Comeback Picnic at Lake Temescal October 17

The North Hills Community Association invites Oakland and Berkeley residents to join them for a Community Comeback Picnic at Lake Temescal from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. October 17, 2021. A remembrance of those who perished in the 199 fire […]

October OFSC Board Meeting

Saturday, October 16, 202110:30-NoonVia Zoom Email for agenda, minutes and other details

Creek to Bay Day Workday

A Fuel Reduction Work PartySaturday, September 18, 20219 am -NoonAt the open space on Skyline Blvd. adjacent to the Chabot Space and Science Center10000 Skyline Blvd.Meet in the Center’s parking lot Bring your own gloves and reusable water bottle. Wear […]

September Board Meeting

OFSC Board MeetingSaturday, September 18, 202110:30-NoonVIA Zoom RSVP to

August Board Meeting

17 Jul, 2021 Saturday, August 21, 2021 10:30 AM – NOON (Note changed time!)RSVP to for details

Garber Park Workday

This month, meet at the Eucalyptus Grove near the Fireplace to remove invasive plans and Eucalyptus debris for fire management. Wear long sleeves, long pants and good shoe or boots for trails. Bring gloves, water bottle and snacks. Tools provided. […]

July Board Meeting

Saturday, July 17, 202110:30 AM – NOON (Note changed time!)RSVP to info@oaklandfiresafecouncil for details

Garber Park Volunteer Workday

Garber Park Volunteer Workday9 am – NoonMeet at Evergreen Lane entrance This month we will be continuing work in Horsetail Meadow near Bob’s Place removing invasive Himalayan blackberry, poison hemlock, and cape ivy. We will also be continuing trail work […]

The Savvy Homeowner in our Disaster-Prone Community #5 “Insurance Matters”

Thursday, May 27, 20215:30-7PM Analysis of 2021 OFSC/Piedmont Pines Insurance Survey–Tseitlin, 2021 Princeton Graduate and Bay Area NativeLatest on Insurance Scene in California–Amy Bach, Executive Director, United Policyholders Click here to register for the Zoom event

May Board Meeting

Saturday, May 22, 202110 am-NoonContact for Zoom information

The Savvy Homeowner in our Disaster-Prone Community #4-It’s Not a Matter of If, But When

Thursday, April 29, 5:30 pm-7 pm Earthquake Preparedness PresentationMark Benthien, Executive Director of Earthquake Country Alliance, and Director for Communications, So. Cal. Earthquake CenterSign up for the seriesRegister on Zoom for #4

Earth Day 2021 Work Days

Two Earth Day outdoor workday events provide opportunities to get out in the fresh air, work those gardening muscles and feel good about making an ecological, firesafe difference in our community. Once again, this year is a drought year and […]

April Board Meeting

Saturday10 am-Noon Contact for Zoom information

The Savvy Homeowner in our Disaster-Prone Community Series #3: “All About Defensible Space ”

Thursday, March 25, 2021 5:30 – 7 pmZoom Webinar Travis Hansen, Acting Supervisor, Vegetation Management Division of the Oakland Fire Department, will provide a primer on what you can do to protect your property and comply with the upcoming annual […]

The Savvy Homeowner in our Fire-Prone Community Series #2: “Remember the Ember- Practical Steps to Strengthen Your Home Against Fire”

5:30-7:00PM A 90-minute interactive online town hall with Sheryl Drinkwater, architect, discussing ways to protect your home from embers that start fires. Register here

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