PRIDE INSIDE OAKLAND: Fire Station Tour and Q&A | 1:30PM - 2:00 PM

09/13/2020 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM PT



This workshop is meeting virtually during shelter-in-place, as part of our Coronavirus curtailment response.
Please register in advance to receive phone and video conference access information.

Join us for a virtual fire station & fire engine tour followed by a chance to talk to an Oakland firefighter and ask all about the work they do!

A message from the presenter:

"Hey Folx! My name is Brooke (They/Them). I have been a Firefighter with the Oakland Fire Department for 6 years.

I moved to the Bay Area in 2002 to attend college at UC Berkeley and was a member of the Cal Track and Field team, competing as a heptathlete. I loved my time at Cal and was able to compete at the 2004 and 2005 NCAA Championships, the 2004 Olympic Trials, and I was on 2 USA Track and Field teams.

Prior to working as a Firefighter I worked on an ambulance as an EMT responding to 911 calls in Alameda County, and I worked a season with Cal Fire as a wildland firefighter. All together I have been a First Responder for 13 years.

I identify as Queer and Non-binary. I live in Oakland with my partner, Lisa, and our 3 kiddos. Another exciting bit of info is we just got engaged!

I feel very fortunate to be an Oakland Firefighter for many reasons. One of the reasons is I’m happy to have the opportunity to be a visible member of the LGBTQ+ community, possibly for little kids like me who didn’t have that growing up. AND I get to do this in the city I love and live in, Oakland!

As a part of Oakland Pride, and with Our Family Coalition, I’ll be doing a video tour of my home fire station, Station 13, in Oakland’s Fruitvale District. In addition to this I’ll be doing a live video Q&A on September 13 from 1:30-2pm.

I look forward to sharing more about myself, and what it’s like being an Oakland Firefighter. Happy Pride y’all!"


Sunday, September 13, 2020  •  1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Taking place virtually via secure Zoom phone and video conference.

Register using the link above, and we'll contact you with the secure telehealth conference call phone number and video link URL. To be sure to allow us enough time to get back to you with the contact information, please register as early as possible. Our Zoom video and audio conferencing are HIPAA-compliant and preserve the security and confidentiality of all our participants to the highest standards possible. [Further information about Zoom meeting HIPAA compliance here.]

Please contact our Family Programs Coordinator, Drew Lakhardt, at with any questions.


We are committed to ensuring our programs are accessible to all families. When you're registering, please let us know of any accommodations that would help your family participate to the fullest (e.g. ASL interpreter, translated materials, childcare providers experienced with kids with disabilities, large print materials, gluten-free food options, etc.). If registering within 48 hours of the event, please call 415-981-1960 to ensure our receipt of your request. This event – including refreshments and childcare, as applicable – is offered free for all attendees. As you are able, please help us continue offering these resources to all who need them, by making a financial donation to OFC.