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

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

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 […]

OFSC’s Recommendations to CalTrans’ D4 Vegetation Management Plan

At its July meeting, the Oakland Firesafe Council approved moving forward with a review of Caltrans D4 Vegetation Management Plan, released in June, 2021.  Our comments were released to Caltrans on August 30,2021: We thank CalTrans for giving the Oakland […]

OFSC opposes SB9 and SB10 unless amended to account for wildfire safety

The Oakland Firesafe Council has sent letters to Senator Nancy Skinner, Assemblymember Buffy Wicks and the authors and coauthors of two state senate bills that call for additional housing in heretofore single family housing zones. SB9 allows for accessory dwelling […]

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EVENTS

July Board Meeting

Saturday10:30 am-NoonContact info@oaklandfiresafecouncil.org for Zoom information

August Board Meeting

Saturday10:30 am-NoonContact info@oaklandfiresafecouncil.org for Zoom information