Protecting public health during wildfires

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In the face of climate change and increasing environmental disasters like wildfires, there is a growing need for resilient air quality monitoring infrastructure. Traditional air quality monitors often rely on vulnerable infrastructures like WiFi and electrical grids, which can easily fail during disasters, leaving us without accurate information about air quality.

To address this challenge, low-cost air sensors provide a cost-effective solution. Air quality sensor networks can provide accurate, local, real-time air pollution data and withstand harsh conditions to continue operating even when power and internet connectivity infrastructures fail.

With an air quality sensor network you can:

  • Access localized air quality data at the neighborhood level
  • Enable informed decision-making to protect public health
  • Support environmental justice efforts

Stay safe, stay informed.

Check out US EPA's recommended activities during high particle pollution peaks

Proven air quality monitoring equipment for wildfire smoke

Wildfire Smoke & Emergency Response Air Quality Monitoring Kit

Deploy air monitoring in 3 days or less with expedited shipping for the kit!

The Wildfire Smoke and Emergency Response Air Monitoring Kit is a comprehensive solution designed to provide vital air quality information during wildfires and other emergency air pollution events. This all-in-one kit includes everything you need to monitor air quality and respond effectively to emergencies.

The kit consists of four Clarity Node-S air quality sensors, specifically calibrated to detect PM2.5 particles, which are known to be prevalent in wildfire smoke.

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On-demand webinar

Wildfires, Smoke and Air Quality: Building an Air Monitoring Program Fit for Fire Season

In this webinar, you'll hear from experts who have been at the forefront of combating the public health impacts of air pollution over fire season. Discover how high-resolution air quality data is being used to better protect communities across the United States.

You’ll learn about innovative projects like Bill Hayes in Boulder, Colorado and Janice Lam Snyder in Sacramento, California, which leverage data to reduce public health and the impacts of air pollution episodes like wildfire smoke events.

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Wildfires, Smoke and Air Quality Webinar. Register now.

Clarity has helped several organizations to
protect communities against wildfire smoke

Bill Hayes

Air Quality Program Coordinator, Boulder County Public Health

"After the Marshall fire we installed a total of 22 monitors in the burn area. The Node-S is solar powered, has impressive battery-life and transmits data via cellular network. That means we could put these monitors anywhere that the sun shines and that you can make a cell call."

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Why Sensing-as-a-Service℠ for air pollution monitoring?

No separate software purchase. No add-on warranties. No unexpected expenses.
With one upfront service, we’re giving you the affordability, flexibility, and autonomy to eliminate all of your air quality blind spots.

Hardware -

Easily deployed air monitoring devices

Self-powered Clarity Node-S air quality monitoring hardware measures PM2.5 and NO2 and serves as a platform for additional modules that measure Wind, Black Carbon, and Ozone.

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Cloud data management & visualization

Air quality measurements and air sensor network status are easily accessible in real-time via Clarity’s user-friendly Dashboard, REST API, and OpenMap.

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Dedicated Environmental Project Manager to help you with your Air Quality Management project. Learn more.

Expert air quality project support

An experienced Environmental Project Manager to help you define a project plan and guide you through Collocation and Calibration of your devices.

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Recommended activities for Particle Pollution

Air Quality Index
0 to 50
51 to 100
101 to 150
151 to 200
301 to 500 HAZARDOUS
Who needs to be concerned?
Some people who may be unusually sensitive to particle pollution.
Sensitive groups include people with heart or lung disease, older adults, children and teenagers, minority populations, and outdoor workers.
What should I do?
It’s a great day to be active outside.
Unusually sensitive people: Consider making outdoor activities shorter and less intense. Watch for symptoms such as coughing or shortness of breath. These are signs to take it easier.

Everyone else: It’s a good day to be active outside.
Sensitive groups: Make outdoor activities shorter and less intense. It’s OK to be active outdoors, but take more breaks. Watch for symptoms such as coughing or shortness of breath.

People with asthma: Follow your asthma action plan andkeep quick relief medicine handy.

People with heart disease:
Symptoms such as palpitations, shortness of breath, or unusual fatigue may indicate a serious problem. If you have any of these, contact your health care provider
Sensitive groups: Avoid long or intense outdoor activities.Consider rescheduling or moving activities indoors.*

Everyone else: Reduce long or intense activities. Take more breaks during outdoor activities.
Sensitive groups: Avoid all physical activity outdoors.
Reschedule to a time when air quality is better or move
activities indoors.*

Everyone else: Avoid long or intense activities. Consider
rescheduling or moving activities indoors.*
Everyone: Avoid all physical activity outdoors.

Sensitive groups: Remain indoors and keep activity levels low. Follow tips for keeping particle levels low indoors.*

*Note: : If you don't have an air conditioner, staying inside with the windows closed may be dangerous in extremely hot weather. If you are hot, go someplace with air conditioning or check with your local government to find out if cooling centers are available in your community.

1. Recommendations provided by AirNow's Air Quality Guide for Particle Pollution and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA)

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