Wildfire Smoke Resources

Climate Change is real and affects health in many ways. If you see or smell smoke in the immediate area, avoid outdoor activity, including exercise. This particularly applies to active children and adults, people with respiratory disease, such as asthma, and the elderly.


Bay Area residents impacted by wildfire smoke are advised to:

  • Stay aware of health warnings related to smoke.
  • Close windows and doors.
  • Set home and car ventilation systems on re-circulate to avoid drawing in outside air.
  • Limit outdoor recreational and sports activities.
  • Use an air filter, especially if there are household members with heart disease, asthma or other respiratory conditions, or elderly persons and children.
  • Avoid using wood-burning stoves or fireplaces, burning candles and incense.

Wildfire Smoke

  • Wildfire and Respiratory Health Flyer for Clients
    English | Spanish | Chinese | Vietnamese | Arabic | Farsi

    The Wildfire and Respiratory Health Flyer was developed by an intradepartmental workgroup of staff who serve clients with respiratory health issues.  Such clients will be disproportionately affected by the health risks of wildfire smoke.  Staff came together in a workshop on wildfire risk and health equity.  Subsequently, they developed these client-centered recommendations to prepare our clients and their families before smoke impacts worsen.  Included are tips for what to do in case of an air quality emergency.
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