HIGH WIND ADVISORY until 7 am Wednesday, January 27, 2021. FLASH FLOOD WATCH remains in effect from Tuesday afternoon through Thursday afternoon.
Oakland Firesafe Council


We can reduce the risks of wildfire danger to people and property in many ways.

Oakland Community Preparedness & Response (Oakland CP&R) provides awareness, educational workshops, detailed Guides and support to help increase the overall community preparedness level and to improve disaster response capabilities for residents of Oakland. OCP&R also works to organize neighborhoods for emergency preparedness trainingNeighborhood Watch for crime prevention, and for certification by the national Firewise USA™ program.

The Savvy Homeowner* in our Fire-Prone Community (*Renters, too) is a 5-part interactive on line town hall with city staff and other experts to provide in-depth information on how residents can protect their loved ones and property and be more resilient following a disaster during the 2021 Fire Season. Starts January 28, 2021 and runs on the last Thursday of the month through May 27, 2021.

Session 1 The City of Oakland Prepares for the 2021 Fire Season recordings

What’s New about Oakland’s Wildfire Risk —Nick Luby, Deputy Chief, Oakland Fire Department

Presentation without audio

Oakland’s City-wide Focus on Wildfire Prevention— Joe Devries, Director of Interdepartmental Operations, City of Oakland

Joe Devries, Director of Interdepartmental Operations,City of Oakland

Session 2 Remember the Ember–Hardening Your Home Against Wildfire–Sheryl Drinkwater, Architect

Session 3 All About Defensible Space
Travis Hansen, Acting Vegetation Management Supervisor, Oakland Fire Department

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