Everyone is required to stay home, except for essential needs. When out, protect yourself and those around you by wearing a face covering, staying 6 feet away from others, and washing your hands often. Learn more at cityofberkeley.info/covid19. City offices are closed to the public. Some services are available remotely.

The City of Berkeley Health Officer has ordered all residents to shelter at home, leaving only to receive or provide essential services, starting 12:01 am on Tuesday, March 17. See details of the Order, frequently asked questions, and recommendations from Berkeley Public Health at https://www.cityofberkeley.info/coronavirus.

The City of Berkeley web site is undergoing scheduled maintenance starting on Friday night, September 13 and ending on Saturday afternoon, September 14. During this time, most web pages should be available, but some resources may become unavailable for short periods of time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 5/9/19, at 7:00pm? Please visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1UAnZ8kU8EWllREyOY7rwQ/. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 2/28/19, from 6:00 to 11:00 PM? Please visit http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Zoning_Adjustment_Board_Meeting_-_Video_Stream.aspx. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same date and time.

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Disaster and Fire Safety Commission

City facilities are closed to the public. Meetings for this commission will be held virtually to conduct time-sensitive, legally-mandated business. Information regarding upcoming meetings will be posted on commission pages and on the community calendar.

The City of Berkeley Health Officer has ordered residents to shelter in place, leaving only for essential needs. Read the latest changes to City services and COVID-19 information from Berkeley Public Health.

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Mission:
Advises the City Council on all matters affecting fire safety and/or disaster resilience within Berkeley, and performs such other functions and duties as may be directed by the City Council. Serves as the citizens’ oversight committee for expenditure of the proceeds of the Special Tax to Fund Fire Protection and Emergency Response and Preparedness, as set forth in BMC Section 7.81.060 
 
Meetings:
Fire Department Training Facility
997 Cedar Street
4th Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.
Please check the community calendar to verify.
 
Contact:
Communications to Berkeley boards, commissions or committees are public record and will become part of the City’s electronic records, which are accessible through the City’s website.  Please note: e-mail addresses, names, addresses, and other contact information are not required, but if included in any communication to a City board, commission or committee, will become part of the public record.  If you do not want your e-mail address or any other contact information to be made public, you may deliver communications via U.S. Postal Service or in person to the secretary of the relevant board, commission or committee.  If you do not want your contact information included in the public record, please do not include that information in your communication.  Please contact the secretary to the relevant board, commission or committee for further information.

The Secretary of the commission is responsible for relaying all communications from the public to the members of the commission.  The Secretary’s contact information is listed below.

Secretary:
Keith May
Fire and Emergency Services
(510) 981-5508
E-mail: KMay@cityofberkeley.info  

Mailing Address:
Disaster and Fire Safety Commission
Keith May, Secretary
2100 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, 2nd Floor
Berkeley, CA 94704


Enabling Legislation:
BMC Chapter 2.88

Additional Information:
Commission Vacancies
Archived Disaster Council Agendas and Minutes (1999 through February 2006)
Archived Fire Safety Commission Agendas and Minutes (1999 through 2005) 

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