How to Protect Yourself from Wildfire Smoke

Pay attention to the air quality in your area and know what different Air Quality Index values mean. You can use the gov website to check air quality where you live. Purple Air is another resource with more localized but less authoritative information. While everyone may react to wildfire smoke, children and those over 65 are most vulnerable, as are those with heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma. If you have an underlying respiratory condition like asthma or COPD, make sure your medications are up to date and filled.