Message about Wildfire
In an emergency situation or if you are having an asthma attack please go to the ER or call 911

Smoke from forest fires is full of many irritants:

  • Soot
  • Ash
  • Dirt
  • Soil dust
  • Pollen

Quick Tip: Keep your windows closed to prevent smoke from entering your home

If you breathe in this smoke, you may:

  • Cough
  • Feel tightness in your chest
  • Have trouble breathing
  • Have sore and watery eyes
  • Have a runny nose

Quick Tip: Watch for symptoms if you are around wood or grass smoke or other sources of outdoor burning

What to avoid:

  • Stay away from outdoor burning whenever possible
  • If you are near a forest or grass fire, stay indoors and avoid breathing in smoke and ashes
  • Avoid clean-up activities in areas where dust or soot are present

Quick Tip: Talk to your doctor about changing your asthma medication if you have been exposed to forest fire smoke

Recommendations:

  • Always carry your fast-acting rescue inhaler
  • Pay attention to local news and weather reports
  • Check your local AQHI and Smoke Forecast
If you have been exposed to smoke from the wildfires please contact our FREE Asthma & Allergy HelpLine for personalized advice & support from our Certified Respiratory Educators.
Dial 1-866-787-4050 toll free
In case of an emergency or an asthma attack please go to the ER or call 911 

 

What we’ve heard from you:

“When walking I take my time, watch where the wind is blowing from, do not wander too far without a moment’s stop to catch a breath,  and try to go indoors to a mall if I am in the area. I do stay indoors in the evening with the windows closed and keep a fan blowing the cool air (I will have a high electric bill for July)!”

“Breathing is a little more challenging than it has been with the smoke invading our air! I noticed a definite shift last night when the winds changed direction and my breathing got more difficult.”

If you have any questions or concerns, be sure to get in touch. Wishing you health, safety and lots of rain!