Burns Tribal Agency and Court
Emergency Management Services
Mission Statement: To build strength and resiliency by enhancing sovereignty to be self-sufficient through education, preparedness and effective response efforts, while supporting the Burns Paiute Tribal Mission with cultural respect, dignity, and purpose.
Emergency Management Program
Objective: To prepare the Burns Paiute Community in the event of a natural or a man-made disasters and prepare for climate adaptation in our changing world.
Tribal Fire Services
Objective: Burns Paiute Public Safety – Fire Protection Services have initiated services to meet the responsibilities of fire protection for the Burns Paiute Indian Community, and mutual aid assistance to the surrounding communities. We will continue to work on Fire Mitigation efforts to prepare, prevent and recover from any event.
Wildfire Smoke Readiness & Response: Resources for Region 10 Tribes
Where to Find Real-Time Data
- Fire & Smoke Map from EPA AirNow: Find PM2.5 levels, named fire locations, smoke plumes and links to Interagency Wildland Fire reports during wildfire events.Data from EPA and USFS.
- AirNow – Air Quality Index: Current air quality data and recommendations for how to stay safe during different categories of air pollution
- AirNow Wildfire Resources: Learn what to do before, during, and after smoke events
- State Smoke Blogs: maintained by states and agencies to aggregate current smoke and air quality information and health recommendations
- Current Burn Bans and Air Quality Advisories for Reservations in OR, ID, and WA
- Smoke Sense App: smoke/fire data, safety tips, option to report symptoms
Tools for Outreach & Keeping People Safe
- Wildfire Smoke and Personal Health: EPA factsheets and guidance on smoke’s health impacts
- #SmokeReady Tools: Tailorable graphics and social media posts by NW Air Quality Communicators
- Interagency Wildfire Air Quality Response Program: compilation of information on smoke readiness
- FEMA Wildfire Safety Outreach Kit: safety and preparedness messages for social media
- EPA’s wildfire and indoor air resources
- EPA Guidance: how to create a room with cleaner indoor air
- EPA Guide to Air Cleaners in the Home: how to select an air cleaner for your space
- Videos on Do-It-Yourself Air Cleaners
- Wildfire Smoke – A Guide for Public Health Officials: Information on health effects of smoke, air quality impacts, and strategies for reducing exposure
- Smoke Ready Toolkits: A set of physical tools (box fan, filter, draft guards, etc.) to educate and prepare people to reduce exposure to smoke, created by Tribal Healthy Homes Network
- Coping with the Stress of Wildfire Smoke from AirNow/EPA
- Protect your pets and your large animals and livestock during smoke events
Schools & Children’s Health
- Resources on smoke and children’s healthfor clinicians and communities from the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU): posters, fact sheets, trainings.
- Factsheet on protecting children from wildfire smoke and ash
- Air Pollution and School Activities Guide from Washington State
EPA Region 10 Contacts:
Erin McTigue, Smoke Management Coordinator: [email protected], 206-553-1254
Sandra Brozusky, Tribal Air Team Lead, [email protected], 206-553-5317
Althea Godfrey, FARR Compliance, Burn Ban Lead, [email protected], 206-553-1604
Wildfire and Smoke Season
- Suzanne Settle, Emergency Manager
(Use the camera function on your smartphone to access the QR codes. If the links do not work, type the address in on your phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop.)
QR Code for https://www.airnow.gov/wildfires/be-smoke-ready/
Air Now “Be Smoke Ready” message.
Plan Ahead: Stock up; Give yourself more time; Talk with Healthcare Provider; Prepare.
If you live in an area where the wildfire risk is high, take steps now to prepare for fire season. Being prepared for fire season is especially important for the health of children, older adults, and people with heart or lung disease.
For More information:
- Get air quality information: Check your local news, the airnow.gov website, or your state air quality agency’s website.
- Learn about home air cleaners: https://www.epa.gov/indoor-air-quality-iaq/guide-air-cleaners-home-0
- Find certified air cleaning devices: http://www.arb.ca.gov/research/indoor/aircleaners/certif ed.htm
- Learn how to use an N95 respirator mask: http://www.bepreparedcalifornia.ca.gov/Documents/Protect%20Your%20Lungs%20Respirator.pdf
- Learn more about wildfire smoke: How Smoke from Fires Can Affect Your Health: https://www.airnow.gov/airquality-and-health/how-smoke-from-fires-can-affect-your-health
Wildfire Smoke Factsheet: Prepare for Fire Season:
QR Code: Burns, OR Air Quality Status from www.Airnow.gov
|Title||Job Title||Phone||Cell Phone|
|Suzanne Settle||Emergency/Fire Management Coordinator||[email protected]|
Fire Management Coordinator
Burns, OR 97720