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 for more tips.
Oakland Firesafe Council


Oakland Community Preparedness & Response Program

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

Park Like Your Life Depends on It

Are you parking safely for yourself, neighbors and first responders?

  • Please be aware of how and where you park, especially on narrow and twisting streets.
  • Don’t impede emergency vehicle access – a 20-foot minimum clearance – is required by City Fire Code.
  • Print this NOTICE to leave on the windshield of a dangerously parked car.

GMRS Emergency Network – Oakland (GENOAK)

GENOAK is a neighborhood-to-neighborhood emergency 2-way radio communications network for Oakland and nearby areas.

In the event of a large-scale emergency, individuals and neighborhood/CERT groups may need to depend on information and assistance from other nearby communities. Cellular, Internet and landline phone communications may be overloaded or disrupted at this time and GENOAK can provide an alternate means to communicate.

The “Savvy” Town Hall Series

Oakland Firesafe Council’s town hall series covers topics related to disaster readiness, focusing on practical knowledge to help you to make good judgments and to take actionable steps towards emergency preparedness.

SERIES 2 (2022) – “Savvy & Prepared Communities”: this 5-part virtual town hall series (third Thursdays, January through May 2022) will focus on working together and preparing as a community. For session topics and schedule, see EVENTS page. Recordings of sessions will be posted here when they come available.

SESSION 1: Whatever the Weather

SERIES 1 (2021) – The “Savvy Homeowner/Renter in Our Disaster-Prone Area”: this 5-part virtual town hall series featured Oakland City staff and other experts providing in-depth information on how residents can protect their loved ones and property and be more resilient following a disaster.

SESSION 1: The City of Oakland Prepares for the 2021 Fire Season
SESSION 2: Remember the Ember – Hardening Your Home Against Wildfire
SESSION 3: All About Defensible Space
SESSION 4: Not a Matter of If, But When–Earthquake Preparedness

SESSION 5: Insurance Matters

A Brief Overview of Firescaping

“A Brief Overview of Firescaping” with Marilyn Saarni, UC Master Gardener volunteer from Contra Costa County, and certified by Rescape in “Sustainable Firescaping”. Presentation PDF.