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PEHSU Factsheet on Protecting Children from Wildfire Smoke and Ash (2018) > Evacuation


posted on Oct 31, 2019
  • Seek shelter in another place (e.g., public air shelter) if your family does not have an air conditioner OR air cleaner OR if it is too warm in your home to stay inside with the windows closed. Plan to take the quickest route to the shelter to limit exposure to smoke.
  • Bring all medication (taken by each family member) with you.
  • Reduce smoke in your vehicle by closing the windows and vents and operating the air conditioning with the fresh intake closed to keep outdoor smoke from getting into car. Never leave children in a car or truck alone.