Update your inventory and insurance annually.
Communities of Oakland Respond to Emergencies (CORE) is a free emergency preparedness and response training program of the Oakland Fire Department.
CORE is a nationally recognized Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training program. For individuals who are not Oakland residents, you can identify similar programs near your zip code by visiting www.citizencorps.gov/cert.
Mission: The mission of CORE is to promote the spirit of neighbor helping neighbor and to provide the highest quality emergency and disaster prevention, preparedness and response training.
Update your inventory and insurance annually.
Plan where you will be for the evening. Designate a driver if you plan on drinking.
Holiday Safety Tips: https://www.oaklandca.gov/resources/holiday-safety-tips
Report any suspicious activity to Oakland Police: (510) 777-3211
In just two minutes, a fire can become life-threatening. In five minutes, a residence can be engulfed in flames. Take time today, to be sure everyone knows what to do in case of fire. Test all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors monthly to ensure they are working properly.
Did you know most home fires start in the kitchen? Whether you’re making turkey or pie this holiday season, it is important to be careful when you’re cooking.
Have questions about the Earthquake Brace + Bolt program? Email [email protected] or call (877) 232-4300.
For many of us in the California Bay Area Region, our homes are near or on a major fault-line. Take steps today to prepare to survive and recover
Air quality in Oakland is unhealthy.
People w/ heart/lung disease, older adults, children & teens: Avoid strenuous outdoor activities. Keep outdoor activities short; Consider moving physical activities indoors or rescheduling them. For more info: https://airnow.gov/
As of 7:00 a.m. November 9, the Air Quality Index is in the “unhealthy” range, which means that everyone should limit prolonged outdoor activities.
CHANGE YOUR CLOCKS - CHANGE YOUR BATTERIES AND TEST YOUR SMOKE AND CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS
It takes a Community to Protect a Community. We can all help keep our communities safe by paying attention to our surroundings and reporting suspicious activity to local law enforcement. Informed, alert communities play a critical role in keeping our nation safe.
We never know when we may get that knock on the door telling us we have to evacuate immediately. Take steps today to ensure you and your family are safe and ready just in case.
Join in and practice with over 15 million Californians in the worlds largest DROP, COVER, HOLD ON Earthquake Drill. Register at www.shakeout.org.
LOOK - LISTEN - LEARN
Living in Earthquake Country it is extremely important to Have a Plan, Build a Kit, and Get Involved. Learn what to do and how to communicate with loved ones when the earth begins to shake.
What important documents should you have for an emergency? Complete an Emergency Financial First Aid Kit
If a disaster strikes, having insurance for your home or business property is the best way to ensure you will have the necessary financial resources to help you repair, rebuild, or replace whatever is damaged.
United Policyholders at www.uphelp.org Download and use the free UPHelp Home Inventory app in theiTunes Store and Google Play Store
Join us for the Resilient Fruitvale Preparedness Fair, Sunday, September 16, 10:00am-4:00pm, Fruitvale Village.
What can you do to Prepare?
Have a Plan, Build a kit, Stay Informed.
BE ALERT - PLAN TO BE SAFE
Knowing what to do ahead of time can saves lives!
Safely share the road with school buses, pedestrians and bicycles.
For more information from the National Safety Council visit: http://www.nsc.org/learn/Pages/keep-children-safe-at-school.aspx
Organize a neighborhood block party, that brings neighbors together. We can all help keep our communities safe by paying attention to our surroundings and reporting suspicious activity to local law enforcement.
Take Steps to Stay Safe Around Water.
Have two ways out of your residence and neighborhood. Practice your plan at least twice a year.
A Special Thank you to all our CORE Volunteers for taking the time to make a difference in our community! We couldn't do it without you. Have a Happy and Safe July 4th!
Know that Fireworks are dangerous and illegal in Oakland.
To our recent CORE III Graduates. Over seventy CORE Volunteers and OFD staff participated in this weekend's CORE III Training Session. Thank you all for your time and dedication to the CORE Program and for making a difference in our community!
Stay cool in hot weather.
Heat related deaths are preventable.
Congratulations to the Golden State Warriors 2018 NBA Champions!
Don't forget to include your pets in your preparedness planning.
Prepare for emergencies whether planning
a road trip or traveling abroad
CORE Neighborhood Groups Invite your Neighbors!
Please Join Us for
Oakland CORE Program’s 5th Annual
Simulated Disaster Exercise
Saturday, June 9,2018
First On Scene—Stop the Bleed Training The Oakland Fire Department CORE Program in partnership with Alameda County Public Health Medical Reserve Corp are offering a First On Scene - “Stop the Bleed” training and exercise.
Help Prevent Wildfires
In an ongoing effort to reduce the threat and devastating effects of wildfires in the Oakland hills, the Oakland Fire Department today released a Draft Vegetation Management Plan (VMP) for public review and comment during a 30-day comment period that runs from May 11 – June 11, 2018.
CORE Class in session during the earthquake! They knew just what to do!!
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