Emergency Response

This page has been updated as of August 2014

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Office of Emergency Response: Portable PM2.5 Air Monitoring Station (E-BAM) Locations and Graphs

NOTE: Effective 8/14/14, hourly PM2.5 data is presented against the 1-3 hour AQI as defined in Wildfire Smoke: A Guide for Public Health Officials (2012 revision)

Office of Emergency Response: Mission Request Procedure

The California Air Resources Board (ARB): Office of Emergency Response (OER) has created a step by step procedure to request emergency air monitoring services from the ARB. This procedure applies to any emergency involving the release of a hazardous airborne contaminant when a local agency has exhausted its resources to protect public health or the environment. The Office of Emergency Response can provide State-level support for air contaminant monitoring, sampling, analysis, and dispersion modeling.

The Office of Emergency Response: Mission Request Procedure provides a detailed procedure on how to request support from the Office of Emergency Response and provides contact information for requesting assistance.


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 The OER Field Team on-site during the 2010 Golden Guardian exercise.     Smoke Billows over Lake Tahoe during the 2007 Angora fire 
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