California Wildfires: Emergency Preparedness and Resources

California Wildfires: Emergency Preparedness and Helpful Resources

Firefighters battling wildfire

Firefighters are battling a total of 17 fires ravaging throughout California, including the Mendocino Complex Fire. The blaze has nearly doubled in size, making it the largest in the state’s history.

Environmental Health professionals are critical to ensuring the best practices are implemented to ensure that everyone in California has access to clean air. NEHA pledges our support in assisting them in any way possible.

NEHA and its members are deeply concerned for the people of California whose lives have been severely impacted by the wildfires. We stand ready to help as the smoke creates unlivable conditions for many towns and cities in the surrounding areas.

We are committed to working closely with the California Environmental Health Association (CEHA) and other organizations as they struggle with the aftermath. Below are helpful resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, California Air Resources Board, and California Department of Public Health. These resources were created to assist environmental health professionals with emergency preparedness after a wildfire or mass fire.

​Resources for Local Health Departments

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Resources for the Public

Resources From NEHA's Journal of Environmental Health