Red Flag Warning Extended for the East Bay Hills to 6 pm Tuesday, May 11
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

Session 4 It’s Not a Matter of If, But When–Earthquake Preparedness
Andrew Michael,Geophysicist, Earthquake Hazard Team, USGS
Michael Benthien, Executive Director of Earthquake Country Alliance, and Director for Communications, So. Cal. Earthquake Center

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