Interagency Wildland Fire Air Quality Response Program

Smoke Monitoring

Smoke Monitor Kits: About / National Cache /Ordering Instructions
Web-Based Smoke Tools: Monitoring v4 | Historical Monitor Data | Fire and Smoke Map

Smoke Monitors

A national cache of 35 smoke particulate monitoring kits (26 E-Samplers and 9 EBAMs) is available for deployment to wildland fires upon request of firefighting agencies with US Forest Service. The kits provide real-time measurements of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and are available for monitoring both wildfire emissions and prescribed burns. Learn more about how to order a smoke monitor from the cache.

The Monitoring website provides near real-time information from monitors around the country.

Air Resource Advisors set up smoke monitors with real-time telemetry to monitor conditions in impacted areas where monitoring information is not available.


Air Resource Advisor deploying a monitor
Air Resource Advisor deploying a monitor

Web-Based Tools

Monitoring Site

Visit Monitoring website for latest NowCast values based on PM2.5 monitors (temporary and permanent monitors): https://tools.airfire.org/monitoring/


See the full Monitoring website for full legend, timeseries and more: https://tools.airfire.org/monitoring

Fire and Smoke Map

The Fire and Smoke Map shows fine particulate (PM2.5) pollution data obtained from air quality monitors and sensors.
https://fire.airnow.gov/


Historical Monitor Data

Visit Historical Monitoring website for past data readings on smoke monitors:
https://tools.airfire.org/historical/