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Oakland Firesafe Council

The Oakland Firesafe Council is a grassroots community-based organization dedicated to mobilizing the people of Oakland and Alameda County to reduce the risks of wildfire danger to people and property through outreach, programs, and projects

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Advocacy

The Oakland Firesafe Council promotes state-of-the-art approaches to wildfire prevention and advocates for more resources to assist with vegetation management, evacuation, restoration and other wildfire prevention related issues at the local, regional and state level

Prevention

Helping local residents and neighborhoods better prepare for wildfire and emergencies is a key focus of our Oakland Community Preparedness & Response program (OCP&R). Click here for free guides and details.

Periodically we offer webinars and Town Hall Meetings of topics of significance.

NEWS AND NOTES

“How Will We Manage East Bay Wildfire Risk?

From California Native Plant Society: While 2020 is a year most of us would just as soon forget, as long as the climate keeps warming, the risk of large wildfires will continue as part of the “new abnormal.” How we […]

Stanford Symposium Focuses on Wildfire in the West

The State of the West symposium is a gathering at Stanford to take stock of the economic and fiscal health of the Western region. It features academic researchers, business and investment practitioners, and other stakeholders concerned with the well-being of […]

OCP&R’s First Two Years a Success

Our outreach program– Oakland Community Preparedness & Response (OCP&R) just released it’s final report to CalFire, from whom it received $125,000 to launch this successful emergency preparedness education and outreach program. Click here for the report.

How to Survive the Insurance Crisis

If you missed United Policyholder’s recent webinar on keeping your assets insured and how to navigate a difficult insurance market, or would like to review it again, you can watch it here You can download the PowerPoint slides for this March […]

Efforts to increase affordable housing through zoning changes need to consider impact on emergency evacuations

The Oakland Firesafe Council recently sent a letter to our state legislators, as well as county and city elected officials, urging them to exempt zoned areas in the very high fire hazard severity zones from changes in single family zoning […]

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EVENTS

April Board Meeting

Saturday
10 am-Noon
Contact info@oaklandfiresafecouncil.org for Zoom information

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

Thursday, 5:30 pm-7 pm

Earthquake Preparedness Presentation
Mark Benthien, Executive Director of Earthquake Country Alliance, and Director for Communications, So. Cal. Earthquake Center
Sign up for the series
Register on Zoom for #4

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