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Wildfire Resources

Wildfires: Are You Ready  Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving This page explains how to prepare your home during a fire weather watch alert.

How to Prepare for a Wildfire (2015) (PDF)  This booklet describes how to prepare for a wildfire.

Emergency Guide on Wildfires (PDF)  A CalEPA guidance document regarding the handling of ash, debris and other hazardous materials from a burned structure.

Protecting Public Health from Home and Building Fire Ash (CalEPA, 2015) (PDF) Fact sheet that describes the health risks and recommended precautions when handling fire ash.

Wildfire Smoke: A Guides for Public Health Officials (USEPA, 2008) (PDF)  Guide for use by local public health officials as a reference when communicating health risks and precautions to the public pertaining to wildfire smoke.

Fire Response and Recovery Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving (CalEPA)  Various resources and references pertaining to wildfire emergency preparedness, response and clean up.

AIRNow Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving Local Air quality Conditions and Forecasts

Wildland Fire Chemical Cleanup (US Forest Service) (PDF)

N95:  Donning and Doffing (NIOSH) (PDF) Guide on the proper way to put on and remove an N95 respirator.