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IMPORTANT: Wildfire Safety Red Flag Days
Firefighters will raise red flags at fire stations to warn residents of the increased danger of wildfire in the Oakland Hills.
For information about what to do, and what not to do, click here.
In 2003, Oakland voters approved the Wildfire Prevention Assessment District to fund fire prevention activities. Thanks to these benefit fees, the City of Oakland is able to monitor fire risks on more than 25,000 parcels, manage vegetation on public lands, and conduct other activities designed to reduce the threat of damaging wildfires.
Fire prevention programs and services Include:
- Annual Fire Safety Inspections
- Fire Prevention Education & Training
- Free Curbside Chipping
- Goat Grazing
- High Fire Danger Warnings
- Roving fire patrols on high fire danger days
- Vegetation Management
- WPAD Matching Grant Program - The Wildfire Prevention Assessment District (WPAD) is offering property owners in the high fire hazard areas within the City of Oakland an opportunity to apply for a matching grant of up to $5,000. The money can be used for: chipping or green waste removal; weed whacking; tree thinning (cutting of small trees not on the City of Oakland protected tree list) or “limbing up” of trees; brush cutting; or grazing. To apply for this Matching Grant the property owner must complete the application which includes: APN of project site; work to be done; final objective; time frame; and itemization of costs. To download the program information and forms, please click Matching Grant Application.
Understanding the Importance of Wildfire Prevention
Wildfire Prevention Assessment District Map
Annual Inspection Notice
Each year the Oakland Fire Prevention Bureau inspects properties to determine compliance with Vegetation Management requirements in the adopted California Fire Code.
California law requires compliance yearround. Inspections will begin in May 2013. You will receive a Vegetation Management Inspection Report to inform you of the results at the time of the inspection.
Failure to comply will result in a re-inspection. Properties not in compliance at the time of re-inspection will be assessed a $303 re-inspection fee. The City will initiate action to have the property meet compliance requirements. Any fees incurred by the City to abate hazards will be billed to the property owner.
For general compliance standards and guidelines, download the 2015 Inspection Notice.
The links below will lead you to a legislative record that has links to the annual reports, relevant ordinances and, in most cases, video of the respective City Council meetings.
|FY2013-14 Annual Report||FY2012-13 Annual Report||FY2011-12 Annual Report|
|FY2010-11 Annual Report||FY2009-10 Annual Report||FY2008-09 Annual Report|
|FY2007-08 Annual Report||FY2006-07 Annual Report||FY2005-06 Annual Report|
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Fire Prevention Bureau
250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 3rd Floor,
Oakland, CA 94612
Monday – Friday from 8:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Wildfire Prevention Hotline: (510) 238-7388