Wildfire Smoke Guide

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Wildfire Smoke: A Guide for Public Health Officials

This document, originally developed by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), is designed to help local public health officials prepare for smoke events, to take measures to protect the public when smoke is present, and communicate with the public about wildfire smoke and health.

NOTE: This information was developed before the COVID-19 health emergency. Please supplement this information with the latest advice from state, local, Tribal and federal agencies, including the EPA website for Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the CDC website for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Guide in sections:

New information developed since publication of the 2019 Guide:
Post-publication Updates

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Using AirNow During Wildfires

With so many air quality websites available these days, it can be challenging to know which one to use for information – especially during a wildfire. Use this document to learn more about using key parts of the AirNow website: the Fire and Smoke Map, the Dial, and the Interactive Map.

Wildfire Smoke Guide In Sections - Forward

Wildfire Smoke Guide In Sections - Forward

Wildfire Smoke Guide In Sections - Forward

Wildfire Smoke Guide In Sections - Chapters 1-3

Wildfire Smoke Guide In Sections - Chapters 1-3

Wildfire Smoke Guide In Sections - Chapters 1-3

Wildfire Smoke Guide In Sections - Chapters 4-5

Wildfire Smoke Guide In Sections - Chapters 4-5

Wildfire Smoke Guide In Sections - Chapters 4-5

Wildfire Smoke Guide In Sections - References and Appendices

Wildfire Smoke Guide In Sections - References and Appendices

Wildfire Smoke Guide In Sections - References and Appendices