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 1991 Firestorm, we need to be proactive NOW so that first responders and residents don’t lose their lives in the next wildfire.

Posted in Gardens & Community, Public Safety.