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Wildfire Safety Tips

We created the following social media messages and images to help Californians be mindful of their health and safety in the event of a wildfire. The messages include tips such as staying indoors with windows and doors closed when a wildfire creates smoke in your area, how N95 masks can help protect one from wildfire smoke, and what items to grab when you must quickly evacuate during a wildfire. For complete information about wildfire safety, please visit our wildfire safety page.

Social Media Messaging

Use these suggested messages in conjunction with the social media images found below.

Wildfire Social Media Messaging (PDF, English & Spanish)

Wildfire Shelter + Masking Messaging (PDF, English & Spanish)


Social Media Images

To use these images, click on each one to enlarge the image, then right click and "save as".

English

N95 masks What are they and what do they do? An N95 respirator is a filter mask that fits over the nose and mouth. When properly fitted, it can filter 95% of smoke particles.
N95 Masks. What do they protect against? Dust, fumes, mists, aerosols, and smoke particulates, pollen, mold spores, bacteria, viruses, animal dander and allergens.
N95 Masks. What they don't protect against: the smell of smoke, the smell of gases, vapors from methane, carbon monoxide, and chemicals such as organic solvents and formaldehyde.
N95 masks. How do I put on an N95 mask? Hold the respirator in the palm of your hand with the straps facing the floor. Place the N95 respirator on the face covering the nose and mouth. Put the buttom strap up and over top of the head, to the back of the head and below the ears. Take the upper strap and pull it up so it rests on the crown of the head. Use your hands to snug the nose piece of the respirator to the bridge of the nose and around all edges for a tight seal. Check to ensure there is a good seal against the skin.
N95 masks. How do you check the fit of the N95 mask? It's important that the respirator fits properly and air does not leak around the sides. If it does not fit properly, the respirator will provide little if any protection, and may offer a false sense of security.
N95 masks. How do I wear and store my N95 mask? Masks should not be worn for more than 8 hours and should be replaced regularly. Store respirators in a clean environment. The standard shelf life of N95 respirators is a maximum of five years from production date.
P is for people
P is for pets
P is for papers (or important documents)
P is for phone numbers or phones
P is for prescriptions ( medications and glasses)
P is for pictures (and other mementos)
P is for PCs (for the information stored on them)
P is for plastic (credit cards and cash)
Protect yourself and your loved one this wildfire season
Wildfire guidelines
What's the current air quality?
What's the current air quality?
Avoid breathing smoke from wildfires. Inhaling smoke can cause eye & respiratory irritation, reduced lung function, bronchitis, worsening asthma symptoms.
If you are near a wildfire: stay indoors, reduce outdoor activity, wear an N95 mask if outdoors for long periods.

Wildfire Shelter + Masking Graphics

Spanish

N95 masks What are they and what do they do? An N95 respirator is a filter mask that fits over the nose and mouth. When properly fitted, it can filter 95% of smoke particles.
N95 Masks. What do they protect against? Dust, fumes, mists, aerosols, and smoke particulates, pollen, mold spores, bacteria, viruses, animal dander and allergens.
N95 Masks. What they don't protect against: the smell of smoke, the smell of gases, vapors from methane, carbon monoxide, and chemicals such as organic solvents and formaldehyde.
N95 masks. How do I put on an N95 mask? Hold the respirator in the palm of your hand with the straps facing the floor. Place the N95 respirator on the face covering the nose and mouth. Put the buttom strap up and over top of the head, to the back of the head and below the ears. Take the upper strap and pull it up so it rests on the crown of the head. Use your hands to snug the nose piece of the respirator to the bridge of the nose and around all edges for a tight seal. Check to ensure there is a good seal against the skin.
N95 masks. How do you check the fit of the N95 mask? It's important that the respirator fits properly and air does not leak around the sides. If it does not fit properly, the respirator will provide little if any protection, and may offer a false sense of security.
N95 masks. How do I wear and store my N95 mask? Masks should not be worn for more than 8 hours and should be replaced regularly. Store respirators in a clean environment. The standard shelf life of N95 respirators is a maximum of five years from production date.
Protect yourself and your loved one this wildfire season
Wildfire guidelines
What's the current air quality?
What's the current air quality?
Avoid breathing smoke from wildfires. Inhaling smoke can cause eye & respiratory irritation, reduced lung function, bronchitis, worsening asthma symptoms.
If you are near a wildfire: stay indoors, reduce outdoor activity, wear an N95 mask if outdoors for long periods.


Wildfire Shelter + Masking Graphics

Avoid breathing smoke from wildfires. Inhaling smoke can cause eye & respiratory irritation, reduced lung function, bronchitis, worsening asthma symptoms.
Avoid breathing smoke from wildfires. Inhaling smoke can cause eye & respiratory irritation, reduced lung function, bronchitis, worsening asthma symptoms.




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