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Communities of Oakland Respond to Emergencies (CORE)

CORE helps people learn how to take care of themselves and their neighbors during an emergency.

Register for CORE by phone
(510) 238-6351

If there is a major disaster in Oakland, firefighters, police, and other "first responders" won't be able to help everyone at once. Regular folks might need to get by on their own for the first 7-10 days after the disaster. CORE is a free program that teaches disaster survival skills and helps neighborhoods organize to help each other until professional help can arrive.

Check out the schedule of CORE classes. You can register online, by phone or by email at

You can access most CORE forms, guides, and other support materials online.