OFSC’s Barbara Goldenberg led a recent Walkabout on Grisborne Avenue in Montclair following a successful Fire Safety Forum co-sponsored by OFSC, Piedmont Pines Neighborhood Association and the Montclair Neighborhood Council in honor of National Wildfire Prevention Day, May 4, 2019

Programs

WALKABOUT: Schedule a “walkabout” with OFSC volunteers on defensible space and home hardening tips to keep flying embers from starting fires in your home.  We’d love to work with you and your neighbors on an informative, hands-on live view of how to reduce the fuel load around your house and what to do short and long term to improve your home’s wildfire preparedness.  Email us at info@oaklandfiresafecouncil.org

MAY 4, 2019 FIRE SAFETY FORUM

Download presentations here

ONE LESS SPARK, ONE LESS WILDFIRE: Property owners maintaining their landscaping can reduce the risks of small fires turning into wildfires under these very dry conditions. We remind residents to take extra precautions when using lawnmowers, weed eaters and or cigarettes that can create a spark that can cause a fire.

Download a fact sheet to learn how to safely use equipment while creating Defensible Space.

Click on a video of a recent presentation of  One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire

Park Like Someone’s Life Depends on it

Whether high fire season or rainy winter,  first responders need to be able to respond to emergencies quickly. We remind residents who live on narrow streets to “Park Like Someone’s Life Depends on it”.  Use your garage or driveway. If you cannot, then park away from turns in the road and leave at least 14 feet so that first responders can pass.  http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2017/08/30/tempers-flare-over-oakland-hills-road-access-fire-danger-concerns/

Download a pdf of a handy flyer that neighbors can leave on the windshield of parked cars that do not provide sufficient clearance.  You can also call the Oakland Department of Transportation’s Parking Enforcement Unit at 510 238-3099 for enforcement support.