Wildfire Smoke: Guide for Public Health Officials Upcoming Revisions
Media Type: Presentation
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Date: April 20, 2015

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  • agencies
  • air quality
  • AQI - Air Quality Index
  • NowCast
  • PM2.5
  • public health
  • visual range
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Record Last Modified: September 8, 2017
FRAMES Record Number: 23741


A discussion on revisions to US Wildfire Guide for Public Health Officials and solicitation for ideas for further revisions. The revised guide will include federal, state and local agencies and will reflect recent advances in scientific evidence and technologies. Important consideration is given in reducing the number of time averaged messages into a single message based on 24 hour averages to be consistent with national air quality standards. The revision will also include newly deployed NowCast which is a responsive hourly AQI metric for PM2.5 as well as links to the Fires: Current Conditions webpage - linking information from federal, state and local agencies.

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