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Disaster and Fire Safety Commission

Agendas and Minutes:  Current (2022 & 2021) | Previous Years

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 
Fire Department Training Facility
997 Cedar Street
4th Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.
Please check the community calendar to verify.
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.

Keith May
Fire and Emergency Services
(510) 981-5508

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)

General Plan Disaster Preparedness and Safety Element

Berkeley Fire Code

Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

Measure GG (2008) Ballot Language

Measure FF (2020) Ballot Language

Berkeley Office of Emergency Services

Map of Berkeley Fire Zones

Map of Berkeley Pavement Width/Narrow Streets (< 33ft)

Zonehaven Wildfire Evacuation Map

Meeting Agendas & Minutes: 
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