Vegetation Management Inspection

Useful Links for Information Compliance Standards for Vegetation Inspections https://www.oaklandca.gov/topics/compliance-standards-for-vegetation-inspections Vegetation Management Inspections Frequently Asked Questions https://cao-94612.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/VegWebsiteFAQs-2021.pdf To find the tentative or scheduled date for the inspection of your property: https://aca-prod.accela.com/OAKLAND/Default.aspx “Search” for “Fire” (located under the word “Oakland” in “City of Oakland” You don’t need to set up an account, simply enter the information […]

North Hills Community Assn. PUBLIC SAFETY MEETING, Thursday, May 26 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom

As announced two weeks ago, the North Hills Community Association (NHCA) will host its quarterly public safety meeting this Thursday, May 26, starting at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will take place virtually via the Zoom platform or phone. To join the meeting via Zoom, copy and paste the following web URL in your browser: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8233106183?pwd=L1FGMDdiODJacy90NDRNZ3M1V1c1UT09. This should […]

MACRO Update

The data attached represents MACRO’s efforts in the pilot’s two impact zones, while operating during a day shift (0700-1500 // 7AM-3PM) seven days a week. MACRO Responder crews have been doing “on-view” engagements/interventions with a focus on wellness checks, sleepers, and behavioral health concerns. The purpose of “on-view” engagement is to identify a potential call before it […]

Macro Updates from February 20 to March 4, 2022

Staffing    Tentative start date for MACRO crew members (Community Intervention Specialist (CIS) and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT)): March 21, 2022. Projected launch date of the MACRO Program, April 9, 2022. An update on application status was prepared for all applicants that had interviewed and will be sent out by the OFD Human Resources Department by March […]

The Latest on MACRO (Mobile Assistance Community Responders of Oakland) Outcomes

The Latest on MACRO (Mobile Assistance Community Responders of Oakland) Outcomes  Whether MACRO is led by an external community-based organization or the Oakland Fire Department (OFD), the program’s important intended outcomes remain unchanged. They include: Decreased negative outcomes from law enforcement response to nonviolent 911 emergency calls, especially among Black, Indigenous and People of Color […]

What is the Regional Vegetation Mgmt. Joint Powers Agency?

This is the most recent result of North Hills working with other area groups to move toward a safer living environment. In response to the long term drought and growing risk of wildfires caused by climate change, the Oakland City Council passed a resolution authored by Councilmember Dan Kalb and Council President Pro Tempore Sheng Thao authorizing the City of […]

New Fire Chief appointed

City Administrator Ed Reiskin announced the selection of Reginald D. Freeman to serve as the next Fire Chief for the City of Oakland. This became effective May 17, 2021. Mr. Freeman most recently has served as the Fire Chief for the City of Hartford, Connecticut since 2016. He will take over for Deputy Chief Melinda […]

Hooray! our New Oakland Police Chief

On February 8, 2021, Mayor Libby Schaaf and Oakland Police Commission Chair Regina Jackson swore-in LeRonne L. Armstrong as Chief of the Oakland Police Department. Chief LeRonne L. Armstrong was born and raised in West Oakland, California, and is a graduate of McClymonds High School. He attended California State University, Sacramento, and graduated with a […]

PG&E Public Safety Shut-Off Program

Facts at a Glance Since its inception as a community response to the 1991 firestorm, the North Hills Phoenix Association worked to provide opportunities for residents of the North Oakland hills area to learn from one another and to work for the common good.  Substantial improvements have been made in the Oakland Fire Department’s vegetation […]

Public Safety Meeting “Power Outages: Lessons Learned”

North Hills Community Association Quarterly Public Safety Meeting. When: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 @ 7 p.m. Where: Montclair First Presbyterian Church 5701 Thornhill Drive, Oakland This will not be about PG&E!   This will be about helping ourselves, our community, our neighbors! Did we have any OPD issues during the Power Outages?  OPD crime report […]

Garden Volunteer Work Day

When:  Saturday, November 30, from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Where: Gateway Emergency Preparedness Exhibit Center & Garden (Tunnel Rd & Hiller Dr) What: Weeding, Planting & Mulching – Rain or Shine! Please RSVP: hillaryconlon@gmail.com Please join us for a fun family volunteer opportunity in our community! Wear closed toed shoes and clothes you don’t […]