Oakland Community Preparedness & Response
Disasters can strike at any time without warning.
How prepared are you?
- Review all OCP&R Guides which include topics such as home hardening for earthquake/wildfire, insurance, Firewise USA®, emergency communications, and more.
- Use this Preparedness Actions Checklist – take these actions one at a time. Each step you take to prepare for an emergency, the better off you are than before!
- Request a free 1-hour OCP&R workshop (in-person or Zoom) for your neighborhood, workplace, community group, and other organizations.
TRAINING & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE CITY OF OAKLAND EMSD
Learn much more about preparing for, responding to and recovering from a disaster by taking Oakland’s FEMA CERT curriculum. CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training covers topics not included in OCP&R.
The Communities of Oakland Respond to Emergencies (CORE) program is how the Oakland Emergency Services Management Division (EMSD) recruits and develops Disaster Service Worker Volunteers (DSW-V) who are interested in joining City Staff in support of an emergency response.
We hope that OCP&R is a stepping-stone for you to want to learn all you can about being as prepared as possible for a wildfire, earthquake, flood or other emergency. We recommend that you also review other excellent preparedness and response information from sources including Ready.gov, PG&E, Listos California, the American Red Cross and The Oaklandside, among others.