Additional Emergency Links
- American Red Cross
- Poison Control Center
- Pesticide Exposure Reporting
- Clandestine Drug Labs
- CA Department of Public Health
- CalEPA Emergency Response
REPORT CHEMICAL SPILLS: (800) 852-7550
2006 Fire Season
2006 FIRE SEASON - The fires burning throughout the State of California may raise questions about the possible dangers from contact with smoke or fire ash.
Certain individuals may be sensitive to the health effects of breathing smoke from forest or rangeland fires. Fire ash is relatively nontoxic and similar to ash in your fireplace. However, any ash may contain small amounts of toxic chemicals, and may irritate the skin or respiratory system. Reports on the potential health effects of smoke and the safe cleanup of fire ash are available at the following site.