Wildfire Safety Information Center

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Our hearts go out to the families affected by the wildfires across California, especially those affected by the Creek Fire in Fresno and Madera counties. We thank our firefighters and first responders for protecting our communities as well as those who have volunteered to assist in this time of need.

For the most up-to-date information on evacuation notices, road closures and updates for the Creek Fire, please refer to the Fresno County Sheriff's Office website

Valley Children's is monitoring the Creek Fire and is dedicated to providing Valley families with information about health and safety during this unprecedented time. Below you will find resources for families with loved ones with complex medical needs, and what you can do to ensure their and your health and safety in case you need to evacuate your home or are concerned about the hazardous air quality currently in the Valley.

Wildfire Safety Tips from Valley Children's

  • Stay indoors as much as possible.
  • Keep children indoors with the doors and windows closed. Use your “clean room." If you have an air conditioner, run it with the fresh-air intake closed to keep outdoor smoke from getting indoors. Use your portable air cleaner as well. Reduce health risks by avoiding strenuous activities.
  • Regularly check air quality at www.valleyair.org for daily air quality forecast. Wait until air quality improves to begin outdoor activities.
  • Although it is important to keep wearing a mask to protect you from COVID-19, a mask will not protect you from the harmful effects of ash and smoke. It is best to stay indoors until air quality improves.
  • Children should not partake in clean up work. All ash should be removed from home site before child return home or to school.
  • Keep a 7-10 day supply of medication on hand.
  • When should we call the doctor? Look out for any symptoms. Contact your healthcare provider if your child has trouble breathing, shortness of breath, a cough that won’t stop, or other symptoms that do not go away. Call 9-1-1 or go right away to an emergency department for medical emergencies.
  • If your child has any problem breathing, is very sleepy, refuses food and water, or other health concerns, reduce his/her exposure to smoke and seek medical help right away.
  • If your child has asthma, allergies, or a chronic health condition, he/she is at high risk from health effects related to wildfire smoke and ash. Seek medical advice as needed. For children with asthma, follow the asthma action plan.
  • If evacuated, please do not return to your house until you have been told to return by local authorities.