Join the Asthma Alert community on Facebook

The Asthma Alert Facebook Group 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, particularly where smoke is known to be a trigger for them.

How many times have you walked out of your home or office to smell smoke in the air?

It may be isolated to your local area or it may be far spread. Sometimes, the smoke you are experiencing may not be recorded by our State emergency services yet but you can play a significant role in helping warn people with asthma and other respiratory conditions to a potential smoke hazard. Through the Asthma Alert community, we can share information and support one another as we aim to reduce the risk of a life-threatening asthma emergency.

In the Asthma Alert group, we will refer to existing alert systems that have been developed and are coordinated by our State’s environmental and emergency services (emergency.wa.gov.au) and call upon the Asthma Alert community to help their peers by sharing when they observe smoke in the air in their local area.

Through the Asthma Alert, we will provide you with tips and tools on how to reduce the impact of smoke on people who are affected by asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or other respiratory conditions and we encourage members to provide feedback and share their experiences of how smoke may impact them.

Asthma Alert is a pilot program funded by the Australian Commonwealth Government and supported by the WA State Emergency Management Committee through the Natural Disaster Resilience Program. 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 in Western Australia.

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 in Western Australia.

The latest smoke alerts

RSS Asthma WA // Alerts

  • Very Poor Air Quality October 3, 2022
    There is a Very Poor air quality alert in the Collie area.
  • Poor Air Quality October 3, 2022
    There is a Poor air quality alert in the Collie area.
  • Bushfire Alert October 3, 2022
    For Parts Of Wooramel In The Shire Of Carnarvon
  • Smoke Alert October 3, 2022
    For Collie And Surrounds In The Shire Of Collie
  • Smoke Alert October 3, 2022
    For Dwellingup, Pinjarra, Mandurah And Surrounding Areas In The Shire Of Murray And City Of Mandurah
  • Smoke Alert October 3, 2022
    For Guilderton, Seabird, Yanchep And Two Rocks And Surrounding Areas In The City Of Wanneroo And Shire Of Gingin
  • Bushfire Alert October 2, 2022
    For Mariott Road In Brunswick In The Shire Of Harvey
  • Bushfire Alert October 2, 2022
    For Eastern Part Of Pippingarra In The Town Of Port Hedland
  • Smoke Alert October 2, 2022
    For Pickering Brook, Kalamunda And Adjoining Eastern Areas Of The Swan Coastal Plain Through To The Perth Cbd
  • Smoke Alert October 2, 2022
    For Dwellingup, Pinjarra And Mandurah In The Shire Of Murray And City Of Mandurah

ALERTS AND UPDATES

Use the links below for information on the latest alerts and updates.

Helpful Resources

The WA Department of Health seeking participants to test the AirTracker app as a new way to track both how smoke moves and affects people’s health in Perth and the South West.

AirTracker is a free smartphone app (accessed through your preferred internet browser). Using this app, you are asked to record when you see and/or smell smoke, and if you are experiencing any health symptoms. The information you share will help the Department of Health to better understand how frequent and widespread the problem of smoke from landscape fires may be.

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The Asthma Alert pilot program is made possible thanks to funding and support from the Australian Government.