Beth Young
Albany County Public Health Emergency Response Coordinator
Deputy Emergency Manager
Date: July 2, 2012

Air Quality
Nearby fire are causing air quality concerns. Air quality concerns will likely continue locally as
wildfires in Albany County and Colorado grow. Potential health effects exist for all people,
especially for those with compromised health, the elderly, the very young, and those with
respiratory conditions. Albany County health officials suggest people stay indoors as much as
possible to limit exposure to the smoke in the air. Stay indoors when you can see and smell
smoke. We encourage you to be mindful of the potential health hazards caused by wildfire
smoke. Wildfire smoke can irritate eyes, aggravate respiratory conditions, and worsen symptoms
from heart or lung disease.

Those most susceptible: the elderly, the very young, and those with respiratory conditions
Use common sense when spending time outdoors. Avoid heavy physical activity and exercise
while outdoors.

For more information on air quality, refer to the following up to date websites listed below. You
can call the Public Health office at 307-721-2561.

Air Now local air quality report at
Wyoming Department of Health at

A shelter is open at the Albany County Fair Grounds, managed by the American Red Cross.
Support for animals is available for evacuees.

If you are interested in volunteering, please register through the Wyoming volunteer websites.
We will recall volunteers for assistance through this system. Please sign up at

Donation support
If you are interested in providing service-oriented support (i.e., food for shelters or firefighters,
supplies such as being able to offer a horse trailer for support if needed, etc.) please use email to
communicate this assistance. Please email Beth Young at byoung at with the
type of support you can provide and contact information.
Expect updated information relative to these topics and further press information at least once
per day.

Additional resources:
Albany County website at