Dear community members,

We want to bring your attention to a significant air quality concern in our area due to nearby wildfires. The smoke and particles from wildfires can pose health risks, particularly for individuals with preexisting respiratory conditions, children, the elderly, and pregnant women. It is crucial to take steps to protect yourself and your loved ones during this period of poor air quality.

Key Recommendations from health experts include:

  • Stay Informed – stay updated on local air quality reports.
  • Limit Outdoor Activities – minimize outdoor activities, especially strenuous exercises, to reduce exposure to smoky air.
  • Stay Indoors – stay indoors and keep windows and doors closed to prevent smoky air from entering.
  • Use Air Purifiers if possible.
  • Keep your medications close by – if you have respiratory conditions or other health issues, ensure you have an adequate supply of necessary medications.
  • Stay hydrated – drink plenty of water to stay hydrated, as it can help flush out toxins and keep your respiratory system functioning well.
  • Use N95 masks – if you need to go outside, especially in areas with high levels of smoke, wear a properly fitted N95 mask to help filter out harmful particles.
  • Check on your neighbors – if you know someone who might be more susceptible to the effects of poor air quality, such as the elderly or those with chronic health conditions, reach out to ensure their well-being.
  • If you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms such as difficulty breathing, chest pain, or other signs of respiratory distress, seek medical attention immediately.

We are continuously and actively monitoring the situation and will keep you updated with any new developments. Your health and safety are our top priority, and we encourage you to follow these recommendations to minimize the impact of poor air quality on your well-being.

Please do not hesitate to contact should you have any questions or concerns.

Stay safe and take care of each other.


Chief Bonnie Adolph