It’s the height of summer, which means the risk of wildfire is also at its height. Here are some tips for staying safe in the event of wildfire smoke in your area.
Check your local air quality reports to make sure you are informed about wildfire smoke levels in the air. You may not notice wildfire smoke or realize how severe it is, so it is a good idea to check the numbers regularly when there is a wildfire nearby.
When there is a high level of wildfire smoke in the air, stay indoors as much as possible. In normal conditions, indoor air quality is poorer than outdoor air quality, but when the air outside is smokey, it is much healthier to stick to the indoors.
Maintain Indoor Air Quality
Take measures to keep your indoor air quality as unpolluted as possible. Keep your doors and windows closed and use HEPA filters and avoid doing anything that will cause indoor pollutants, such as using fireplaces, stirring up dust by vacuuming, lighting candles, or smoking.
Wildfire prevention and suppression are more important now than ever before, which is why we strive to educate and support communities on wildland fire protection through consulting services, equipment rentals, and fire suppression training services.