The North Hills Community Association focuses on public safety including emergency preparedness and fire safety.
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
NPR’s Scott Simon speaks with Amy Bach, executive director of United Policyholders, about the thousands of homeowners in California at risk of losing insurance as the risk of wildfires grow.
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 […]
Chief Armstrong met with community members at Montclair Park. Here are recordings of “Conversations toward Solutions”.
Here you can input your address or parcel number and find out if an inspection has been done and if you passed. Oakland Online Permit Center
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 […]
The City of Oakland’s annual defensible space inspections have already started–and residents need to not only ensure that their homes and loved ones are protected, but work together for the safety of their surrounding neighborhood. While we honor the memory of Battalion Chief Riley, who gave his life protecting others in the midst of the […]
Advocacy letter addressing senator Nancy Skinner, dated March 8 2021
Request to Oakland Mayor (powerpoint slides) Letter to City Auditor Courtney Ruby Letter to Director of Oakland Department of Transportation, march 30 2018
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 […]
Acting Oakland Police Chief Darren Allison and Captain Chris Bolton will attend the NHCA Public Safety Meeting on
Thursday February 27, 2020, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Suggestions: Keep your smartphone fully charged. Use an external battery charger that can charge your phone several times. If possible, purchase a more robust battery charger that can charge several devices at a time. Turn your car into an emergency generator by using a power inverter that turns DC current from your vehicle to AC current […]
Public safety meeting posted by Carolyn Burgess.
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 […]
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 […]
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Please join us for a fun family volunteer opportunity in our community! Wear closed toed shoes and clothes you don’t […]
The new draft Vegetation Management Plan for Oakland has just been made public. The draft plan (42K KB) can be downloaded at this link, which can be found on this page: https://oaklandvegmanagement.org/ There will be a meeting on November 20th regarding the Environmental Impact Report, see below for more information: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN […]
Vincet Crudele, Supervisor of OFD’s Vegetation Management Program gave the following video presentation. It contains useful information and is worth watching. Please follow the link below. The High Fire Severity Zone Map for the City of Oakland:
For tips on preparedness go to http://www.readyforwildfire.org Earthquake Preparedness Making an Emergency Kit Communication Trainings Oakland Radio Communications Association (ORCA) – Oakland’s Amateur Ham Radio Club provides trainings and exercises to keep you up to speed. (http://www.ww6or.com) ARES/RACES – is the emergency arm of the Amateur Radio Service. They provide training and support in Oakland during a disaster. […]
The Oakland Police Department is committed to reducing crime and serving the community through fair, quality policing. Here are some tips on staying safe: Personal Safety… Do you have a plan? http://www2.oaklandnet.com/oakca1/groups/police/documents/agenda/dowd005815.pdf Neighborhood Watch: http://www2.oaklandnet.com/Government/o/OPD/s/NSD/s/NW/DOWD001097 Take a Home Security Survey: http://www2.oaklandnet.com/oakca1/groups/cityadministrator/documents/form/oak022309.pdf Identity Theft: https://www.identitytheft.gov/
If this is an EMERGENCY, call 911 (on cell phones: 777-3211) Gun Tip Line: (510) 535-GUNS or (510) 535-4867 (tips may be made anonymously) Homicide Tip Line: (510) 238-7950 (tips may be made anonymously) For certain types of crime, you can go to: http://www2.oaklandnet.com/Government/o/OPD/s/scr/index.htm Under, file a report, select, then file. Open the Citizen Crime Report (“Police Report”). The online system allows you to get anOriginal Report Number (police […]
Oakland Firesafe Council – a local 501(c) (3) nonprofit providing wildfire prevention tips and outreach to Oakland residents living in the wildland urban interface of the Oakland Hills. Specific information on landscaping in the fire zone, what do to on Red Flag Days and more. http://www.oaklandfiresafecouncil.org Diablo Firesafe Council – a regional 501(c) (3) nonprofit providing wildfire […]
Blight, Dumping, Construction Site and Contractor Problems The City of Oakland’s ‘crime and grime’ efforts have put a priority on responding to complaints and tips about illegal dumping, blight, abandoned construction sites or contractors operating unsafely or illegally. Here is the number to call: For construction site blight (trash or debris at a private property […]
A presentation and Study by UC Berkeley Students under the Blum Center for Developing Economies at UC Berkeley was made- an excellent job they did! (The Blum Center addresses local economic and social inequities in UC Berkeley’s own backyard -which includes Oakland). As part of the student’s presentation on solutions these students the following presentations […]