Communities of Oakland Respond to Emergencies [CORE Program]

Communities of Oakland Respond to Emergencies (CORE) is a free emergency preparedness and response training program of the Oakland Fire Department. CORE provides free emergency preparedness training for individuals, neighborhood groups and community‐based organizations in Oakland.

Stay Informed!
Emergency Mass Notifications
Know Your Zone!
Zonehaven Emergency Evacuation Info

Community Outreach & Engagement

In addition to signing up for AC Alert, the Mass Notification System used by City and County agencies throughout Alameda County to rapidly disseminate emergency alerts, here are some other ways to get connected:

Emergency Preparedness & Response Training

How we respond to emergencies has changed. In order to make sure that we are employing the most current and best practices, we have expanded the CORE Program by adding additional training types. What has not changed however, is our commitment to supporting you on your preparedness journey. Check out the training courses below to learn more about how you can develop the skills needed to better serve your family and community.

Please Note: Due to changes in the CORE Program's overall structure, "CORE Training" via the familiar three module series [CORE I, II, III], is no longer available. Review Frequently Asked Questions [FAQ's]

Hands-on Drills & Exercises

Ready, Oakland? The CORE Program is here to help you practice. See below for upcoming opportunities to show off your skills!

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We'll always do our best to keep you informed!

CORE Program Team

We're a small but mighty team! Get to know us!

The CORE Program Needs Your Support! Contact us to learn about immediate opportunities to volunteer/support ongoing CORE Program projects.

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