Personal Emergency Preparedness Classes [PEP]

Self reliance is key. Learn how to identify and anticipate hazards, reduce hazards in the home and workplace, and apply basic lifesaving medical techniques to better support yourself, your immediate family, and your home. This training is great for individuals who just need basic information and general awareness for themselves.

Host A PEP Training for your Neighborhood!

The information below will help you organize and host Oakland PEP training for your community. Follow the steps below to ensure your neighborhood emergency preparedness training is a success!


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.