Interagency Air and Smoke Council Activities

This page last reviewed April 8, 2015

The Interagency Air and Smoke Council (IASC) is established to provide a forum for air regulators, land managers, and fire managers to discuss air quality and smoke management issues in California. If you are an IASC member and would like to add information to this page, please contact Dar Mims at (916) 322-7454.

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2015 IASC/CARPA Workshop

Please Register for


2015 IASC/CARPA Workshop: Managing Smoke Impacts 

May 13th and 14th 2015 (9:00 am - 4:30 pm)

California Air Resources Board/Monitoring and Laboratory Division: 

1927 13th Street Sacramento, CA 95811 

Through a combination of lecture, group discussion, and hands-on training, participants
will learn about different methods used when managing smoke created air quality impacts.

Topics Include:

- Smoke Monitoring - Data Analysis
- Public Messaging - Hands on instrument training
- Exceptional event reporting - Modeling and forecasting
- Electronic tools - Smoke management strategies

Link to the workshop agenda:

To register please send an email to Ann Hobbs with your name, title, agency name, email, phone number, and which track you plan to attend on Day 2 (IASC or CARPA). See agenda for track descriptions.

For more information please contact Charles Pearson (916) 322 -7054.

Wildfire Smoke Response Coordination – Best Practices Being Implemented by Agencies in California

This document outlines the collaboration tools developed over the past several years by federal, state, local, and tribal agencies who have been involved in wildland fire smoke air monitoring and response in California.  Its purpose is to provide useful information and resources to agencies seeking assistance in protecting the public’s health from the impacts of smoke during catastrophic fire.  

This document is prepared under the auspices of the California Air Response Planning Alliance (CARPA) and the California Interagency Air and Smoke Council (IASC) and reflects the proceedings from the inaugural joint workshop held by these two organizations on April 30 - May 1, 2014 at the Wildland Fire Training and Conference Center at McClellan Business Park in Sacramento, CA. The document is not intended to be official guidance but rather serve as a dynamic and useful roadmap and tool for wildfire smoke response coordination in California.  

2014 IASC/CARPA Spring Meeting Presentations

  • April 30 - May 1 2014


IASC meets annually to discuss air quality and smoke management related to prescribed burning activities. 

CARPA meets regularly to coordinate agencies that respond to hazardous air release incidents, including wildfires.


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