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Oakland Firesafe Council

News and Notes

Protected: 1991 Wildfire Safety Dreams Finally Becoming Reality in 2024?

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Oakland Vegetation Inspections 2024 Video

The Oakland Fire Dept/Vegetation Management Unit’s annual vegetation inspections are planned to start soon in Oakland’s Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones–mainly the hills and some foothill areas. Adam Ball, Fire Inspector Supervisor (VMU) in the Fire Prevention Bureau was […]

Oakland’s FOURTH Firewise USA® Recognized Site is Kaiser School Neighborhood Fire Break (in Hiller Highlands)

Frank Kelly, the resident lead, had this to share about the experience:  Our neighborhood was badly damaged in the 1991 Oakland Firestorm and is still home to several survivors. One of those survivors, Sue Piper, began creating a Firewise community for […]

Better Together in 2024

The Oakland Firesafe Council (OFSC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and member of the California Fire Safe Council network. OFSC supports Oakland and Alameda County in reducing the risks of wildfire danger to people and property through our preparedness education, wildfire safety programs, […]

OFSC Board Supports City of Oakland Veg Mgmt Plan

Dear Oakland Firesafe Council Friends, Hopefully you know that the City of Oakland revised vegetation management plan was posted last month and have heard about the improvements that have been recommended based on considerable community input, including OFSC.  Some of […]