Wildfire Smoke Guidance
California Department of Public Health

August 19, 2022: California Department of Public Health (CDPHi) released a new guidance document on wildfire as an update to previous guidance released in 2019. 

The guidance provides essential information to those involved in planning for and responding to California’s wildfire smoke events. While the primary focus is Public Health, it incorporates important information from related disciplines, including environmental air quality regulation, to better prepare Public Health Officials for this increasing threat.

Although Public Health Officials are the primary audience, this information may be useful to hospitals and healthcare systems as they plan for the impacts of wildfire smoke episodes.