RED FLAG WARNING for Alameda County from 10-28-2023 at 05:00 AM until 10-29-2023 at 05:00 PM. Gusty offshore winds & dry conditions.
Oakland Firesafe Council

Media Coverage

Recent Articles of Interest 

Oakland North, October 19, 2021:‘This danger is one spark, one gust of wind, away.’ 30 years after tragic fire, Oakland better prepared but more at risk’

Oaklandside, July 16, 2021: Is a new regional agency the answer to the East Bay’s wildfire woes? (Note correction–the correct amount of funds raised is $85,000.)

Oaklandside, September 1, 2020Oakland Fire Season and Air Quality: Your Questions Answered.

Montclarion, July 31, 2020Oakland Firesafe Council reminds hills residents to prepare

Los Angeles Times, December 18, 2018: A million California  buildings face wildfire risk. “Extraordinary steps’ are needed to protect them.  

East Bay Times:  Preventing Oakland hills fire risks — one French broom pull at a time

Biz News: Rebuilding Over And Over: Why California Can’t Stop Developing In High-Risk Areas

East Bay Times, January 5, 2018  Report: California homeowners insurance more difficult to get after devastating wildfires

East Bay Times Report on OFSC, October 20, 2018 26 years after firestorm, Oakland struggles with compliance in fire-prone hills

San Francisco Chronicle, October 13, 2017  Oakland hills fire survivors brace for blaze they know is coming

SF Gate, October 10, 2017  Oakland hills fire survivors’ advice for Wine Country: ‘You can’t rush it’

Firestorm 25:

San Francisco Chronicle, October 20, 2016  25 years later: Oakland Hills Ripe for Another Firestorm

East Bay Times, October 19, 2016  Oakland hills My Word: Preventing repeat of 1991 fire begins with you

East Bay Times, October 19, 2016  Oakland hills Fire 25 Years Later

East Bay Times, October 19, 2016  Voices from the Ashes

East Bay Times, June 11, 2016 Diverse native landscapes are best bet for fire safety in the East Bay Hills (East Bay Times guest commentary)

East Bay Times,  April 13, 2016  Emergency Vehicle Access Project Underway in the Oakland Hills, by Mimi Rohr, East Bay Times

What Megablazes Tell Us About the Fiery Future of Climate Change,  10-15-15 Rolling Stone

Oakland Tribune 10-19-14    Putting fire safety first, by Doug Oakley, Oakland Tribune, Sunday, October 19, 2014