Asthma Alert is a pilot program funded by the Australian Commonwealth Government and supported by the WA State Emergency Management Committee. The Asthma Alert pilot has been developed in consultation with the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES), the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions’ Parks and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Meteorology and the Department of Health.
The Asthma Alert aims to reduce the impact that smoke has on the lives of people who may be living with or caring for someone with asthma or other respiratory conditions. To meet this goal, the Asthma Alert is designed to provide warning and advice of smoke events as a result of prescribed burns, some bushfires, structure fires and HAZMAT fires in WA, to these people.
The Asthma Alert has been developed as a Facebook Group with Asthma Alerts shared by Asthma WA, Department of Fire and Emergency Services and Parks and Wildlife Service. Tips and tools on how to reduce the impact of smoke on people who are affected by asthma will also be shared and we encourage members to provide feedback and share their experiences of how smoke may impact them.
Not on Facebook?
We understand not everyone is on Facebook so this may be limiting to some people. As this is a pilot program, we are doing as best we can with the resources we have. Your feedback on how you would like to receive an Asthma Alert or what it could look like is important to us. Feedback and suggestions are warmly welcomed at email@example.com