Be Wildfire Ready



The NWS issues a Fire Weather Warning or Red Flag Warning when fire danger exists

and weather patterns that support wildfires are either occurring or expected to occur within 24 hours. Authorities may issue a Fire Weather Watch before a Warning, but a Warning may also be the initial notification.

Links and Documents

Links and Documents

Wildfire Preparedness for K-12 Schools Fact Sheet (PDF)

New September 2023

When wildfires are burning, the greatest risk to children is fire and smoke. After a wildfire, children and young adults are susceptible to environmental hazards such as water and soil contamination.

Santa Rosa City Fire Department - Wildfire Ready

The City of Santa Rosa Fire Department officially declares May 17 as the start of the 2021 wildfire season in Santa Rosa

Find information and resources on this page to learn more about what the City of Santa Rosa is doing AND what you can do to help reduce wildfire risk in Santa Rosa.

Sonoma County Wildfire Preparedness page

Containing information about preparation, prevention, permitting, education, funding and more for Sonoma County.

OSHA Wildfire Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Guide

A guide by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration on wildfire preparedness, response, and recovery for homes and businesses. Includes a special focus on hazards and safety for workers.

Cal OSHA List of N95 Vendors (PDF)

Cal/OSHA is maintaining a list of vendors who have represented they have at least 100,000 NIOSH-certified disposable N95 respirators in stock and available for delivery. This is not an endorsement of the listed business nor is it a warranty of the quality or authenticity of the product or a guarantee of availability by RESIG. Purchasers should use due diligence in making procurements

N95 Masks Commonly Asked Questions (PDF)

What is an N95 Mask? When can employees use them? When do employees need training? You can find answers to those and other questions in this commonly asked questions guide.

Cal OSHA - Title 8 Section 5141.1 Protection from Wildfire Smoke

This section applies to workplaces where:
(A) The current Air Quality Index (current AQI) for PM 2.5 is 151 or greater, regardless of the AQI for other pollutants; and
(B) The employer should reasonably anticipate that employees may be exposed to wildfire smoke.

NICC Significant Wildfire Outlook Maps

The NICC provides national and regional maps of wildfire outlooks for the day, week, month, and seasons. The insight is valuable in assessing the current and potential future risks of wildfires.

Ready For Wildfire by Cal Fire

A website by Cal Fire provides many resources for preparing for, preventing, and post-wildfire with additional resources, toolkits, and information about permitting.