The NWS issues a Fire Weather Warning or Red Flag Warning when fire danger exists
and weather patterns that support wildfires are either occurring or expected to
occur within 24 hours. Authorities may issue a Fire Weather Watch before a
Warning, but a Warning may also be the initial notification.
Wildfire Preparedness for K-12 Schools and Institutions of Higher Education
Get Smart about Wildfire Smoke - Clear Guidelines for Schools and Wildfire Smoke
Wildfires in California can create smoke conditions that lead to unhealthy or hazardous air quality for extended periods. This factsheet provides guidance for school officials regarding the closure of schools and managing poor air-quality days due to a prolonged wildfire smoke event.
A guide by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration on wildfire preparedness, response, and recovery for homes and businesses. Includes a special focus on hazards and safety for workers.
Cal/OSHA is maintaining a list of vendors who have represented they have at least 100,000 NIOSH-certified disposable N95 respirators in stock and available for delivery. This is not an endorsement of the listed business nor is it a warranty of the quality or authenticity of the product or a guarantee of availability by RESIG. Purchasers should use due diligence in making procurements
What is an N95 Mask? When can employees use them? When do employees need training? You can find answers to those and other questions in this commonly asked questions guide.
This section applies to workplaces where:
(A) The current Air Quality Index (current AQI) for PM 2.5 is 151 or greater, regardless of the AQI for other pollutants; and
(B) The employer should reasonably anticipate that employees may be exposed to wildfire smoke.
The NICC provides national and regional maps of wildfire outlooks for the day, week, month, and seasons. The insight is valuable in assessing the current and potential future risks of wildfires.