|The Milli Fire outside Sisters, August 2017.|
General InformationFrequently 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.
For parents and educators
Wildfires: Addressing Worker Concerns – Tips, information, links and contacts from Oregon OSHA.
Wildfire Smoke - Guidance for Public Health Agencies - This guide, which was revised in 2016, 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.