Request #19-1823

Hope you are well. I'm a reporter with the podcast 99% Invisible.  To my understanding, "encampment related fires" are a category the department uses to track fires. If not, can you advise me on how to narrow my request? If there is data related to this category I am looking for the following: 

 Since the start of 2019, how many fires has the Oakland Fire department responded to that are considered encampment-related or near a homeless encampment? 

 Can you provide an index or spreadsheet that indicate how many fires the Oakland's Fire department has responded to that are encampment related between 2015-2018? Are there any annual reports that contain estimates or numbers of fires between this period? 

 Thank you, 

Marisol Medina-Cadena


Marisol Medina-Cadena

Assistant Producer

99% Invisible



April 10, 2019 via email


May 6, 2019







Point of Contact

Jennifer Sottile

Request Closed   Hide Public

We released documents that are responsive to the request.  There is no method to search the Fire Dispatch system for the requested data prior to the creation of the fire type code for fires related to homeless encampments.  

May 6, 2019, 11:18am
Due Date Changed   Details Public
05/06/2019 (was 04/22/2019). Extension needed to determine if it is possible to retrieve responsive data from the Fire Records Management System from 2015 to the time the 112E fire type code was implemented in 2017.
April 23, 2019, 4:20pm
Document(s) Released Public
OFD incident summary report 2018.pdf
April 16, 2019, 4:49pm
Document(s) Released Public
OFD incident summary report 2017.pdf
April 16, 2019, 4:49pm
Document(s) Released Public
OFD Homeless Encampment Fire Data 2019 to date.docx
April 16, 2019, 4:49pm
Department Assignment Public
April 11, 2019, 3:21pm
Request Opened Public
Request received via email
April 11, 2019, 3:21pm