Below are technical guidance and risk communication resources for public health, air quality, and other officials to use during a wildfire smoke response. Many of these tools were created with input from partners across the state, including the Wildfire Smoke Impacts Advisory Group (PDF). This interagency group was formed in 2018 to develop and improve evidence-based health guidance and achieve more consistent health messaging across agencies.
Washington Guide for Public Health Actions for Wildfire Smoke: English
Wildfire Smoke Guidance for Canceling Outdoor Events or Activities and Closing Schools: English
- Summary Wildfire Smoke Guidance for Cancelling Outdoor Public Events or Activities: English
- Summary Wildfire Smoke Guidance for Closing Schools: English
DOH Recommendations for Wildfire Smoke and COVID-19: English
Washington State CEMP ESF 8 Attachment 1 to Appendix 5 – Wildfire Response – Severe Smoke Episodes: English
Wildfire Smoke: A Guide for Public Health Officials: English
Smoke from fires can be dangerous flyers:
Smoke From Fires Webpage in Other Languages
Additional Resources on Wildfires and Smoke
WA Labor & Industries Wildfire Smoke website: English - For information on wildfire smoke and outdoor worker safety, including workplace requirements and policies.