Wildfire Resources

These resources are from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, California Air Resources Board, and California Department of Public Health. All resources were created to assist environmental health professionals with emergency preparedness after a wildfire or mass fire.

Resources for Local Health Departments

  • Preparedness & Response for Septic Systems | Toolkit
  • EPA Wildfires | Website
  • U.S. Air Quality Index | AirNow
  • EPA Smoke Ready Toolbox for Wildfires | Toolbox
  • Wildland Fire Research to Protect Health and the Environment | EPA
  • EPA Presentation on wildfires | Webinars 
  • Fire response and recovery resources | California EPA 
  • Form Examples: Calaveras County Toolkit | PDF
  • Food and Water Safety: Food Safety Toolkit | PDF

Resources for the Public

  • What to do before, during, and after a wildfire | CDC
  • Information about home air cleaners | EPA
  • A list of certified air cleaning devices | CA Air Resources Board
  • Healthy Heart Toolkit and Research | EPA 
  • Particle Pollution and Heart Disease | Million Hearts

Resources From Our Journal of Environmental Health

  • Norovirus Outbreak at a Wildland Fire Base Camp Ignites Investigation of Restaurant Inspection Policies | PDF
  • Building Capacity to Respond and Recover | Column