•Office of the Fire Chief
•Fiscal & Administration Services Division
•Field Operations Bureau
•Medical Services Division
• Emergency Management Services Division
•Fire Prevention Bureau
•Support Services Bureau
The proud men and women of the Oakland Fire Department are committed to providing the highest quality and highest level of courteous and responsive services to the residents of Oakland. This is accomplished by implementing comprehensive strategies and training in fire prevention, fire suppression, emergency medical services, all risk mitigation, emergency preparedness, 911 services and community-based fire services.
The City of Oakland is developing a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan. Information on the plan and how you can participate will be available here starting January 15, 2021.
The Emergency Management Services Division (EMSD) within the Oakland Fire Department strives to build a safer and more resilient Oakland. We accomplish this goal by leveraging partnerships, developing our core capabilities, and maintaining a culture of preparedness.
We ensure the City of Oakland can respond to, recover from, and mitigate against any hazard that affects our city, the region, the state, and beyond. Through internal and external training and exercising, we build our capabilities, explore our vulnerabilities and evaluate and review our plans covering the entire cycle of preparedness to ensure continuous improvement.
Chief Reginald Freeman has served as the Fire Chief for the City of Oakland since 2021.
Prior to the City of Oakland, he served as the Fire Chief for the City of Hartford from 2016-2021 and was the Fire Chief for Lockheed Martin and served as a civilian Fire Chief in Iraq for the U.S. Department of Defense from 2004-2008. He has worked in several fire service capacities in his career including Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Fire Captain, Fire Service Instructor, Assistant Fire Chief, and Fire Chief.
Chief Freeman has a Bachelor’s in Leadership, a Master’s
in Executive Fire Service Leadership, and is a Harvard Fellow. He is also a
Fellow of the Institution of Fire Engineers USA Branch and a Chief Fire
Officer Designee and serve on the Board of Directors for National
Fire Protection Association (NFPA). He is married to his wife of 17 years and
is a proud father to two daughters.
Oakland Fire Department Administration