About the Oakland Community Preparedness & Response Program
In light of wildfire and earthquake disaster threats to our City, the Oakland Firesafe Council has launched a new program called Oakland Community Preparedness and Response (OCP&R). This program provides awareness, educational workshops, materials and support to help increase the overall community preparedness level and to improve disaster response capabilities.
The Oakland Community Preparedness & Response program is funded by grants from CAL FIRE and the California Fire Foundation. Oakland Community Preparedness & Response’s goals are to increase the number of well- organized and active neighborhoods, promote NFPA Firewise USA® certifications, communicate emergency evacuation and notification procedures, provide PG&E power shutoff preparedness tips and help ensure a safer recovery from a disaster, among other efforts.
Oakland Community Preparedness & Response hinges on community involvement. OCP&R team members have worked closely with Neighborhood Crime Prevention Councils, Neighborhood Associations and organized neighborhood groups as well as local and regional Fire, Police and Emergency Management Services agencies in building the program.
Oakland Community Preparedness & Response program development started in September, 2019, and outreach, workshop delivery, materials and support are now being offered to residents of the City of Oakland.
Oakland Firesafe Council Oakland Community Preparedness & Response Program
Doug Mosher, Program Manager