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Smoke Management - Emissions


Wildland fires emit particulates and trace gases that influence the chemical composition of the atmosphere and affect the health and safety of firefighters and the public. This page provides basic information for understanding the influence of these emissions on the quality of the air we breathe as well as issues such as climate change.

Background Information

Emission Inventories

National Emission Inventory (NEI)

Greenhouse Gas Inventory

Emission Categories


Criteria Pollutants

Firefighter Health and Safety


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