Extreme heat affects all of us, especially in places where we haven’t had to prepare for it until recently. Please use caution when in extreme weather and refer to the resources below and your county or state websites for additional advice. 

Looking for resources in your county, including energy assistance and weatherization services? Visit our Climate Readiness page.

How to stay safe in the heat: Guidance for preventing heat illnesses during hot weather, especially for people who are at higher risk.

How to prepare your home for a wildfireAvailable in English and Spanish

How to prepare for extreme heat (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

Online Training for health professionals on keeping your patients safe (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

Reduce health risks in areas with wildfire smoke (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

DIY Box Fan Air Filter: Air filters do not need to be expensive to be effective! All you need is a box fan and the kind of air filter you might find for a furnace for a DIY solution. Questions about how well this works? Refer to this link.

Wildfire Evacuation Checklist

Washington Resources

Hot weather precautions (WA Department of Health)

Smoke FAQ (WA Department of Health)

Wildfire toolkit (WA Department of Health)

Air quality index (Department of Ecology)

Smoke forecast (Department of Ecology)

Montana Resources

Extreme Heat Safety in Montana

Fire Resources in Montana. You can also watch a video showing how to prepare your home using lessons from the Elmo Fire of July 2022.

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