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Wildland Fire Response and COVID-19

Stay up to date with the latest information to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 during wildland fire response.

Frequently Asked Questions and Communication Resources for Wildland Firefighters
Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention specific to wildland firefighters and COVID-19, including crew isolation, infection control and testing.

National Interagency Fire Center
Geographic wildland fire response plans for the COVID-19 pandemic.

National Wildfire Coordinating Group
COVID-19 prevention and management information for wildland fire operations.

Prevention and Management of COVID-19 During Wildland Fire Operations
A handout you can print to inform personnel about how to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The handout covers social distancing, face coverings, cleaning and disinfecting, and tips to maintain a healthy workforce.

Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center
A summary of coronavirus-related lessons learned extracted from 20 Rapid Lesson Sharing reports.

See also: COVID-19 resources for fire and EMS. Funding, planning and response, infection control and behavioral health resources are provided.

Wildfire smoke occurring during the COVID-19 pandemic can increase susceptibility to the virus and other infections by causing irritation to the respiratory system, resulting in altered immune function.

Current Events and Issues

Minimizing the effects of wildfire smoke during COVID-19

Inform your community about these actionable steps they can take to minimize the respiratory effects of wildfire smoke.

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