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CIE | Wildfire Support

Community Outreach and Engagement

Wildfire Support

Revised On: April 1, 2024 - 11:30 p.m.

ADEQ supports wildfire suppression and recovery efforts in Arizona through the following:

Air Quality Monitoring

Monitors air quality in areas affected by the smoke plume upon request by local, state and federal agencies; and reports air quality status to state, county and local health officials for their use in issuing advice protective of public health

  • ADEQ Air Quality Monitors | View >
  • ADEQ Air Quality Forecasts | View >
  • ADEQ Portable Particulate Monitors | View >
  • Wildfire Smoke and Your Health | View/Download >

Emergency Response Unit (ERU)

Assists the local incident commander in handling hazardous material and pollutant releases to air, water and soil caused by wildfires. 

Technical Assistance and Expertise

Advises federal, state and local on-scene responders on safe handling and disposal procedures for hazardous materials

Inspections and Assessments Team

Inspects and assesses damage to underground fuel storage tanks, public water and wastewater systems; and provides guidance to homeowners on how to check and test their wells to ensure safe drinking water

Restoration and Recovery Efforts

Assists residents and communities recovering from wildfire damages by ensuring healthy drinking water is provided, monitoring water quality in affected streams, preparing grant assistance for revegetation efforts on private lands and working with local governments to facilitate removal of burned trees and debris