Fire Safety Tips for Businesses Operating Outdoors under the Flex Streets Initiative

The Oakland Fire Department provides the following safety tips for businesses using outdoor space under Alameda County's Health Orders.

Posted: August 26th, 2020 4:53 PM

Last Updated: January 20th, 2021 7:49 PM

As of August 26, 2020

  1. Notifying building owners that the rewiring and the use of electrical extension cords can increase the likelihood of electrical hazards, including fire and electrocution
  2. Ensure there are no tripping hazards from cords or other equipment in outdoor work areas
  3. Ensure there are no work stations or waiting areas that may block or impede on the path of ingress or egress to the building or structure
  4. Have a Fire Extinguisher accessible and ready for use
  5. Make sure the building’s address location is legible and placed in a position that is visible to patrons and owner in case of emergency
  6. All FDC and fire hydrants (3 feet clear all around) are clear of obstructions and visible at all times
  7. Combustible rubbish/waste is stored in proper containers and removed from premises in a proper manner
  8. The Fire Prevention Bureau will not have to conduct a site inspection UNLESS a tent is used. No work shall be completed under a tent without the Fire Marshal or designee approval