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Oakland Firesafe Council

News and Notes

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 […]

Oakland’s THIRD Firewise USA® Recognized Site Is Skyline Blvd.

Oakland’s 3rd Firewise USA® recognized site is Skyline Blvd! The (NFPA) Firewise USA® recognition program was designed to help residents learn about wildfire risks and provide a self-directed, collaborative framework for neighbors to work together to reduce these risks by […]

Oakland CABS Neighborhood Group Reports on Their Evacuation Drill

A fire drill is something you might remember from grade school. An alarm sounds, you get in line, leave the building, and the teacher called roll. It’s a simple drill. However, planning a fire drill for an entire neighborhood is […]