Fire Safety and Prevention

  • Reducing Wildfire Risk
  • Fire Safety Video
  • Wildfire Lessons
  • Fire Warnings / Park & Trail Closures
  • Fire Safety Info
  • Fire Safety Tips
  • Weather Info
  • Drought Info

  • Reducing Wildfire Risk

    Many homes in the East Bay are in the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI), the zone where residential areas and wildland meet.

    During a wildfire, there are three threats to a building: wind-borne embers, radiant heat, and direct flame contact. When considering the vulnerability of your home or business to wildfire, you need to evaluate and address all three potential threats.

    Three key measures to protecting yourself, your family and property are:

    1.  Creating a defensible space zones around your home.
    2.  Fire proofing the inside and outside of your home.
    3.  Creating an evacuation plan in the event of a fire.

    Here are some links that will provide more information on how you can reduce the vulnerability of your home in the event of a fire:

    Fire Safety Video

    Park district firefighter gives tips to prevent fires in the parks.

    Wildfire Lessons

    Firefighting is a rewarding profession, but there are many risks involved in responding to all the duties of a firefighter. When an incident occurs in the line of duty, it is documented and shared at In sharing these stories, the desire is to educate the public on some of the realities firefighters face and to share with firefighters how these incidents can be avoided in the future.

    Fire Warnings / Park and Trail Closures and Notices

    Fire Safety Information

    Fire Safety Tips

    • Wildfire Prevention - What you can do & What we are doing
    • Properly extinguish campfires.
    • Abide by all posted or announced fire safety rules.
    • Don't drive your vehicle into dry grass.
    • If you see smoke in open parklands, call 9-1-1.

    Weather Information

    Drought Information