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.

Sign Up For AC Alert
Be prepared! Get emergency alerts from the City of Oakland and Alameda County via phone, text or email.

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 Training & Education

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. Let's get started by understanding your goals.

Please Note: Due to the change 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

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