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

Practical Resources

Evacuation Guidelines, OCP&R

Notifications and Warnings, OCP&R Guide #02

Emergency Evacuations, OCP&R Guide #06

Evacuation and Go-Bag Checklists, OCP&R Guide #07

Zonehaven, OCP&R Guide #23

See list of all guides from Oakland Community Preparedness and Response (OCP&R) which include topics such as insurance, neighborhood organization, Firewise USA®, emergency communications, and more

Defensible Space and Landscaping for Fire Safety, OCP&R Guide #13

Reducing the Vulnerability of Buildings to Wildfire/ Vegetation and Landscaping Guidance, UCANR

Fire Resistant Demonstration Garden at Gateway, Exhibit at 2299 Tunnel Road, Oakland

Firescape: Landscaping to Reduce Fire Hazard, EBMUD

Firescaping: Protecting Your Home with a Fire-Resistant Landscape, Douglas Kent 2nd Ed. 2019

Firewise Native Plants, City of Oakland

Plant in Harmony with the Montclair Railroad Trail, Friends of the Montclair Railroad Trail

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

Oakland Tool Lending Library

• Fire Safe Marin’s Picture Gallery of Fire-Smart Plants

Firewise Landscaping With Succulents, Debra Lee Baldwin

Safer Gardens Plant Flammability & Planning for Fire, Lesley Corbett, a “citizen science” guide with over 500 plants assessed, based on fire research from around the world

• Friends of Sausal Creek (FOSC) maintains a Native Plant Demonstration Garden in Dimond Park and has a Native Plant Nursery

Gardening with Native Plants, Friends of Sausal Creek

Draft Fire Hazard Planning Technical Advisory, State of California, Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, November 2020 
The Homeowner’s Guide to Wildfire Prevention Before, During & After Wildfire by Robert Sieben
Historical Overview of Wildfires, Presentation (3/2/19) East Bay Chapter of SAF – Jerry Kent, former Assistant General Manager of EBRP