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 www.oaklandcpandr.org for more tips.
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

STAY INFORMED with our newsletter and periodic important advisories

WILDFIRE FORECAST AND THREAT Intelligence Integration Center serves as California’s integrated central organizing hub for wildfire forecasting, weather information, threat intelligence gathering, analysis and dissemination.

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

Preparedness

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

Oakland’s SECOND Firewise USA® Recognized Site Is CABS

C.A.B.S. is a Montclair Organized Neighborhood defined by four streets: Colton, Asilomar, Balboa and Snake and has approximately 87 homes.  We organized ourselves over 15 years ago to serve as a first line of defense in the event of an […]

Oaklandside’s Updated “Oakland Wildfire Guide”

Oakland Firesafe Council, along with its Oakland Community Preparedness and Response program, is pleased to be included as a resource in this very thorough “Oakland Wildfire Guide” by The Oaklandside.

On Becoming Oakland’s FIRST Firewise USA® Site

We became aware of Firewise USA® through our fire prevention work as volunteers with the Friends of Joaquin Miller Park, and discussions with our committed fire professionals in the area like Sue Piper, Captain Chase Beckman and Doug Mosher helped […]

2022 Ushers in New Era for OFSC

When Ken Benson and the late Dinah Benson and I created the Oakland Firesafe Council (OFSC) in 2014, our goal was to provide local residents with timely, accurate and practical tips and tools to help make them more firesafe. In seven years, […]

Remembering the 1991 Oakland-Berkeley Firestorm

Brian Krans, reporter for Oaklandside/Berkeleyside, has produced a 30-minute podcast that accurately and succinctly reveals how the 1991 Oakland-Berkeley Firestorm forever changed how the East Bay — and the state of California– looks a wildfires. JuanCarlos Guerrero and Brandon Behle […]

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EVENTS

UP to Good 2022

• Thursday • 4:30-5:30pm • Virtual Wine Tasting Party Fundraiser for UP About United Policyholders (UP): Funds raised during UP to Good will help United Policyholders meet the high demand for the impactful disaster preparedness and recovery and insurance consumer advocacy […]

Great Oakland ShakeOut

• Thursday • 9:00am-11:30am • Fruitvale Village – 3301 E. 12th Street, Oakland, 94601 Great Oakland Shakeout Event and preparedness fair at the Fruitvale Transit Center, complete with a public stop, drop, and hold on drill, an earthquake simulator, special guest speakers, and preparedness information […]

October OFSC Meeting

Saturday10:30 am-Noon • Contact info@oaklandfiresafecouncil.org for Zoom information • Join us for our monthly meeting. OFSC board members are in attendance along with invited guests which can include representatives from the City of Oakland EMSD, OFD, CAL Fire, et al.  Community advocates […]

FOSC 17th ANNUAL NATIVE PLANT SALE AND OPEN HOUSE 

• Saturday • 10am-3pm • In-person sale and open house at the Friends of Sausal Creek Native Plant Nursery in Joaquin Miller Park. Updates, plant lists and event details – https://www.sausalcreek.org/native-plant-sale-2022

November OFSC Meeting

Saturday10:30 am-Noon • Contact info@oaklandfiresafecouncil.org for Zoom information • Join us for our monthly meeting. OFSC board members are in attendance along with invited guests which can include representatives from the City of Oakland EMSD, OFD, CAL Fire, et al.  Community advocates […]

December OFSC Meeting

Saturday10:30 am-Noon • Contact info@oaklandfiresafecouncil.org for Zoom information • Join us for our monthly meeting. OFSC board members are in attendance along with invited guests which can include representatives from the City of Oakland EMSD, OFD, CAL Fire, et al.  Community advocates […]