Oregon Smoke Information

Map Notes:

The map above is not able to show all state air quality monitors. To see the whole set, go to the Air Quality Now tab below
and click on DEQ's Air Quality Index which will bring up a map with many additional state monitors. Round icons represent permanent state air quality monitors, triangular icons represent temporary smoke monitors (when deployed).

Smoke and Health

The Milli Fire outside Sisters, August 2017.

General Information

Frequently Asked Questions about Wildfire Smoke and Public Health – Learn more about why wildfire smoke affects health and steps you can take to protect yourself and family.

Wildfires and Air Quality – This webpage from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality provides resources on wildfires and air quality including how to assess smoke levels near you and information on how wildfire smoke affects health.

Using Visibility to Estimate Health Effects – Learn how to make visual observations using the 5-3-1 visibility index, a simple way of estimating smoke levels and what precautions to take.


Wildfire Preparedness  Learn about current wildfires, wildfire smoke conditions, and what you can do to reduce the health effects of wildfire smoke from the Oregon Health Authority.

Protect Yourself from Wildfire Smoke – Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on who is at greatest risk from wildfire smoke and steps you can take to decrease your risk from wildfire smoke.

For parents and educators

Public Health Guidance: School Outdoor Activities During Wildfire Events  A useful guide for teachers, parents, coaches and others during wildfire season.

For workers

Wildfires: Addressing Worker Concerns  Tips, information, links and contacts from Oregon OSHA.

Respirator Safety – Training video from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

For agencies
Oregon Wildfire Response Protocol for Severe Smoke Episodes  – The protocol provides guidance for the state and federal agencies in Oregon who respond to severe smoke episodes caused by large or long-duration wildfires, to ensure a coordinated response in order to mitigate impacts on public health.

1 comment:

  1. What the heck happened to the DEQ website? I've used it for years. Now it's awful.