These resources provide the information for you to stay informed with wildfire smoke alerts and air quality advisories, to learn about potential health impacts, and to be prepared.
See also: Emergency Preparedness
on the web
These recommended websites are free and easily accessible! All you need is an internet connection.
Metro Vancouver's air quality advisories. You can also select to receive the annual Caring for the Air report and notices about consultation on regional air quality and climate change initiatives.
Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) Canada mobile app from the Government of Alberta. The app provides hourly AQHI readings and daily forecasts for all AQHI communities across Canada.
The Government of British Columbia's Air Quality Subscription Service. Email and text message notification services for Air Quality Advisories, Smoky Skies Bulletins, and SO2 Alerts for the Kitimat Pilot Project are available.
the Government of British Columbia's official Wildfire Service mobile app. The app provides real-time wildfire information and an interactive map. Users can customize to display a variety of fire-related data.
Available for Apple (iOS) and Android devices and is free to download in the App Store and Google Play.
WorkSafe BC provides the information to help workers understand the potential hazards and outline some measures you can take to minimize worker exposure during the wildfire season.
BC Centre for Disease Control's Wild Smoke Fact Sheets. They provide the information on the health effects, how to prepare for the wildfire season, portable air cleaners, and using the AQHI.
HealthLink BC provides the information and links to resources for before, during, and after a wildfire, including stress and trauma. Available in English, Chinese, Farsi, French, Korean, Punjabi, Spanish, and Vietnamese.