Keep your property in compliance year round

Protect your investment, protect our neighborhood

We share an important year-round role in preventing fires in Hillcrest Estates.  Drought conditions now have us in fire season year-round. Here are the top priorities to review:

  • Are your tree limbs clear within 10 feet of your roof?
  • Are your rain gutters clear of dead leaves and debris?
  • Do you have vines climbing that could act as a fire ladder?
  • Is stored firewood at least 20 feet from structures?
  • Is your house number visible from the street and at least 4" tall?


Easy tips, info and resources

Wildfire Prevention Vegetation Management Inspections begin mid-May. 

Download Oakland Fire Department's Inspection Notice for more tips and requirements

Oakland Firesafe Council / Community-based organization dedicated to mobilizing the people of Oakland and Alameda County to reduce the risks of wildfire danger to people and property

Oakland Community Preparedness & Response Program / How to prepare yourself, your family and your community for a disaste

GENOAK 2-way radio / Important communication tool for emergencies

AC Alert / Sign up for real-time alerts from Alameda County

Zonehaven / Learn your zone! Need to know for evacuations

PG&E / Current updates for gas and electric, power outages, and more

IBHS video / Video demonstrating how embers catch homes on fire 

United Policyholders / National insurance policy provider for high risk wildfire areas

CERT training / Be a community leader in times of distress with emergency preparedness training

City of Oakland's Vegetation Management / Free chipping of small tree limbs & brush. 510-238-7388 

Presentation and Notes / Neighborhood Fire Safety Meeting in September 2021


Get involved

The Oakland Wildfire Prevention Assessment District (WPAD) Advisory Committee meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month, 7-9pm at Trudeau Training Center located at 11500 Skyline Blvd.





Failed inspection fines

  • Per section 109.3 CFC  violation penalties, persons who fail to comply with any requirements of the Fire Code shall be guilty of an infraction punishable of a fine not to exceed $1000.00.
  • The City master fee schedule, approved by City Council, lists the fine for a failed 1st vegetation management inspection at $303, failed 2nd inspection is an additional $303 for a total of $606 for failing 2 inspections back to back after a 30 day 1st inspection Notice of Violation.
  • Failing a 3rd inspection is a misdemeanor with an administrative hearing notice mailed via certified mail to the violator. Failure to appear results in an additional fee of up to $1531.00 per the master fee schedule and the property being placed out for private contractor bid to clear. The cost of the clearing of the property by a private City contractor will then be billed to the lawful property owner and if unpaid, all fines and fees will be sent to collections for restitution.