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

News and Notes

Oakland’s New Wildfire Smoke Sensors

The Oakland Fire Department (OFD) is participating in a pilot study testing the use of remote smoke sensors for early detection of wildfire. This is a partnership with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology Directorate (DHS S&T), and […]

VIDEO: Oakland Hills Vegetation Inspections 2023

Adam Ball, Fire Inspection Supervisor with Oakland’s Vegetation Management Unit, explains the process for the annual wildfire vegetation inspections for 2023 that take place in the Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones in Oakland, California, starting in early June.

News from Sacramento re: Wildfire Safety, by OFSC Vice President Elizabeth Stage

The California Wildfire & Forest Resilience Task Force Quarterly Meeting (3/30/23) The expected state budget cannot continue to ramp up resources for wildfire prevention and forest resilience, so the Governor’s Wildfire Task Force and the Legislature are focusing on making […]

Residents Petition to Underground Power Lines in Oakland Hills’ Montclair District        

With climate change and increasingly hot and dry fire seasons, the wildfire risk in the Oakland Hills Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone has markedly increased in recent years. Egress routes are extremely limited for the area’s population size and […]

CPUC Inviting Comments on Undergrounding by March 10

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is inviting informal comments from the public by March 10, 2023 for the implementation of the Electric Undergrounding Expedition Program pursuant to California SB 884: Please email comments to by March 10, 2023. You may recall, […]