BAAQMD Exhibition - Wildfires
Since 1955, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District has been the public agency responsible for protecting air quality in the nine counties that surround San Francisco Bay: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, southwestern Solano, and southern Sonoma counties. Air District programs monitor air emissions sources, promote climate protection, provide clean air grants, draft rules and regulate stationary air pollution sources. The Air District’s mission is to protect and improve public health, air quality and the global climate. The Air District encourages clean commute alternatives through the Spare the Air program.
Air Quality Response Program
The Bay Area Air District’s Wildfire Air Quality Response Program was created to guide the agency’s efforts to prevent, prepare for, and respond to future wildfires, and to ensure that health-protective measures and strategies are in place in the Bay Area during wildfire smoke events. The program has several components, all of which come together to create the comprehensive Wildfire Response Program for the Bay Area.
In recent years, California has been plagued by an unprecedented series of wildfires that have ushered dense palls of smoke into the Bay Area - as the result of impacts brought about by climate change. When wildfire smoke is afflicting the Bay Area, here are some ways you can be prepared and protect your family’s health.
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