Emergency Wildfire Resources

For general wildfire smoke information, as well as emergency information for Californians, check out our blog post, “Wildfire Smoke: How It Impacts Air Quality and Your Health.”

Wildfires have caused evacuations in at least 10 US states, British Columbia and Alberta, Canada so far this summer. With so many being forced from their homes, Molekule wants you to be prepared and know where to go in case of emergency.

This post is designed to serve as a resource for those across the US and Canada looking for information on evacuation shelters, air quality alerts, tips on assembling an emergency kit for your family, and what mask to have on hand to minimize the health risks associated with breathing harmful smoke particulates.


EMERGENCY KIT CHECKLIST

Create an emergency kit
Make sure your kit is up-to-date and tailored to the needs of your family and pets.

Get the right mask
Have a proper mask on hand that is rated high enough to protect you from airborne particulates.

Register with Smart911
Get your info registered with 9-1-1 before you need to call.
https://www.smart911.com


EMERGENCY RESOURCES

United States

Red Cross Shelter Map

https://maps.redcross.org/website/maps/ARC_Shelters.html

Incident Information System
Click the fire nearest you, and find shelter information in the “incident overview” under the “information” tab.
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov

Disaster Assistance
Find federal disaster assistance based on your situation.
https://www.disasterassistance.gov/get-assistance/find-assistance

Fire restrictions and road closures nationwide
https://firerestrictions.us

Arizona

Red Cross Shelter Map
https://maps.redcross.org/website/maps/ARC_Shelters.html

Arizona Emergency Information Network – Statewide emergency bulletins
https://ein.az.gov/emergency-bulletins

Fire restrictions and road closures statewide
https://firerestrictions.us/az

Incident Information System
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov

California

CAL FIRE
Up-to-date evacuation information by county.
http://www.fire.ca.gov/current_incidents

Red Cross Shelter Map
https://maps.redcross.org/website/maps/ARC_Shelters.html

California Wildfires Statewide Recovery Resources
Current shelter and animal shelter statewide
http://wildfirerecovery.org/local-assistance/shelters

Incident Information System
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov

Colorado

Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management, Department of Public Safety
Current status reports statewide
http://www.coemergency.com

Red Cross Shelter Map
https://maps.redcross.org/website/maps/ARC_Shelters.html

Incident Information System
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov

Idaho

Idaho Fire Info
http://www.idahofireinfo.com

Fire restrictions and road closures statewide
https://firerestrictions.us/id

Incident Information System
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov

Red Cross Shelter Map
https://maps.redcross.org/website/maps/ARC_Shelters.html

Montana

Fire restrictions and road closures statewide
https://firerestrictions.us/mt

Montana Department of Transportation
Incident reports and travel conditions statewide
https://www.mdt.mt.gov/travinfo/alerts.shtml

Red Cross Shelter Map
https://maps.redcross.org/website/maps/ARC_Shelters.html

Incident Information System
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov

Nevada

Fire restrictions and road closures statewide
https://firerestrictions.us/nv

Incident Information System
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov

Red Cross Shelter Map
https://maps.redcross.org/website/maps/ARC_Shelters.html

New Mexico

Fire restrictions and road closures statewide
https://firerestrictions.us/nm

Incident Information System
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov

Red Cross Shelter Map
https://maps.redcross.org/website/maps/ARC_Shelters.html

Oregon

Northwest Interagency Coordination Center
https://gacc.nifc.gov/nwcc

Incident Information System
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov

Red Cross Shelter Map
https://maps.redcross.org/website/maps/ARC_Shelters.html

Utah

Utah Fire Info
http://utahfireinfobox.com/fire-restrictions

Incident Information System
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov

Red Cross Shelter Map
https://maps.redcross.org/website/maps/ARC_Shelters.html

Washington

Red Cross Shelter Map
https://maps.redcross.org/website/maps/ARC_Shelters.html

Northwest Interagency Coordination Center
https://gacc.nifc.gov/nwcc

Incident Information System
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov

Canada

CBC News post with real-time updates, maps and evacuation orders
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-wildfires-1.4782274

Alberta

Alberta Wildfire Website
http://wildfire.alberta.ca

British Columbia

BC Wildfire Service Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/BCForestFireInfo

BC Interactive Wildfire Map
https://governmentofbc.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=ef6f11c8c36b42c29e103f65dbcd7538