November 2018 Fires

Health and Safety Resources

Returning Home After a Wildfire

Interactive Camp Fire Evacuation Map

Air Quality

Cal OES blog post N95 Mask information and locations

Butte County Air Quality Management District – https://bcaqmd.org/ and
Twitter – https://twitter.com/bcaqmd

Ventura Air Pollution Control District – http://www.vcapcd.org/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/VCAPCD

South Coast Air Quality Management District – http://www.aqmd.gov/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/SouthCoastAQMD

Other Health and Safety Resources

Fire Response and Recovery Resources Page (California Environmental Protection Agency) https://calepa.ca.gov/disaster/fire/

Wildfire Preparedness and Recovery Resources Page (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/wildfires/index.html

Safe Cleanup of Fire Ash Tips/Factsheet (California Air Resources Board) https://www.arb.ca.gov/carpa/toolkit/emerg-response/safe-cleanup-fire-ash.pdf

Guidance for Construction Employers: Cal/OSHA Regulations Guidance (Cal/OSHA, CA Department of Industrial Relations) Cal OSHA Guidance for Contractor Employers

N95 Mask Commonly Asked Questions (FAQs) https://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/dosh_publications/N95-mask-questions.pdf

Wildfire Smoke Fact Sheet (US EPA) https://www3.epa.gov/airnow/smoke_fires/reduce-your-smoke-exposure.pdf

Protect Yourself from Wildfire Smoke (video) https://www.arb.ca.gov/videos/impacts_of_smoke.htm

Protecting Yourself from Wildfire Smoke (Air Resources Board) https://ww2.arb.ca.gov/protecting-yourself-wildfire-smoke

California Air Resources Board wildfires page https://ww2.arb.ca.gov/our-work/programs/wildfires

Cal EPA wildfires page https://calepa.ca.gov/disaster/fire/

Returning Home After a Fire (CAL FIRE) http://calfire.ca.gov/communications/downloads/fact_sheets/ReturningHomeAfterAfterAFire_print.pdf

California Department of Public Health Resources Page

Wildfire smoke contains many air pollutants that are of concern for health, including particulate matter, carbon monoxide, and ozone. Particulate matter from wildfires has been linked to adverse health outcomes, especially respiratory problems and asthma.  Children, the elderly, and persons with chronic respiratory conditions are especially at risk from wildfire smoke.
https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CCDPHP/DEODC/EHIB/EES/Pages/Wildfire.aspx

Mental Health

The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a–year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

For more health information please see the General Health Information Page