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Wildfires in Western United States

During wildfire clean-up, questions will arise regarding proper PPE for the clean-up and restoration process. Below are 3M resources around cleanup safety.

Wildfire Cleanup

Personal protection in the aftermath of a wildfire is an important consideration during the cleanup process. Selection of Personal Safety and Protective Equipment depends on both anticipated hazards and the task to be performed.

If the general public makes a personal decision to use respirators against the soot and ash particles that result from wildfires, a government-certified particulate respirator, such as an N95, N99, N100 disposable respirator, can be used to help reduce wearer exposure to these particles.

Wildfire Preparedness Resources
Health Threat from Wildfire Smoke Website - CDC Fact Sheet
Information on Respiratory Protection for Wildfire Cleanup [PDF 23 KB]
Personal Protective Equipment and Residential Wildland Fire Cleanup [PDF 195 KB]
Wildfire Cleanup Resources for the General Public
Wildfire Cleanup Resources for First Responders and Contractors

Wildfire Cleanup Related Product Information

3M™ Filtrete™ Air Filters
3M offers a variety of filtration products for both commercial and residential use.

3M™ Nexcare™ Hand Sanitizer
Effectively kills bacteria and sanitizes hands between hand washings or when soap and water are not available or convenient.

3M™ Building and Commercial Services
Commercial Care is committed to providing you with innovative cost-cutting solutions that help protect facilities and people, while creating clean, safe and comfortable environments around the world.

3M™ Easy Trap Duster System
Using specially developed disposable sheets, the 3M™ Easy Trap Duster System traps and holds 6 times more dust, dirt, and sand than traditional mops and other disposable dusting systems. To purchase these or other cleanup products visit