The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, in its recently released June newsletter, Valley Air News, provided an overview of the District’s Wildfire Information Page.
Air District officials said the page offers one location to answer all your questions when wildfires impact the San Joaquin Valley. Located at valleyair.org/wildfires, the page contains many resources on air quality, health and safety as it relates to wildfires, including:
• A list of current fires affecting Valley air quality with a link to each fire’s incident page, which has details on fire location, size, level of containment, date of origin and number of personnel working to manage the situation;
• A list of recent fires that are no longer active;
• Videos on how to protect yourself from wildfire smoke;
• District information on the health impacts of wildfire smoke;
• Infographics on steps to prevent smoke from entering your home, filtering the air in your home and preventing smoke inhalation;
• A link to view air monitoring stations near fires and throughout California;
• Info from Cal/OSHA on protecting workers during wildfires and other emergencies;
• A link to the most recent District press releases alerting media and the public on current wild fires;
• Access to the District’s Real-time Air Advisory Network (RAAN) and other web resources for current air quality conditions.
In addition, anyone can follow air quality conditions by downloading the free “Valley Air” app on their mobile device.
For more information, visit www.valleyair.org or call the District office in Modesto at 209-557-6400.