Spread the word about wood smoke! Help us share information about the health effects from breathing wood smoke and how we can help keep the air clean. . On this page, view the 2021-2022 wood smoke season press kit, download social media images, and choose sample social media posts that you can share.

2021-2022 Wood Smoke Season Press Kit

Check Before You Burn - Press Kit 2021-2022 Final.pdf (2.44 MB)

Twitter images

Check Before You Burn message for Twitter (English)

Check Before You Burn message for Twitter (Spanish)

Skip the Fire Love Your Lungs message for Twitter (English)

Skip the Fire Love Your Lungs message for Twitter (Spanish)

Facebook images

Check Before You Burn message for Facebook (English)
 

Check Before You Burn message for Facebook (Spanish)

Skip the Fire Love Your Lungs message for Facebook (English)

Skip the Fire Love Your Lungs message for Facebook (Spanish)

Instagram images

Check Before You Burn message for Instagram (English)
 

Check Before You Burn message for Instagram (Spanish)

Skip the Fire Love Your Lungs message for Instagram (English)

Skip the Fire Love Your Lungs message for Instagram (Spanish)

Poster 

A Cozy Wood Fire is a Health Hazard Poster (English)

Sample Social Media Posts

COVID-19 can attack the lungs. Wood smoke makes it hard to breathe. Help your neighbors who are avoiding and recovering from COVID-19 symptoms by skipping your fire, if you have another way to stay warm. #CheckBeforeYouBurn #COVID19

Do you use wood to heat your home and wonder if the Multnomah County wintertime wood smoke ordinance applies to you? There are exceptions for those who use wood exclusively for heat, have limited income, or during emergencies such as a power outage. #CheckBeforeYouBurn

If burning wood at home is your sole source of heat, you can apply for an exemption from Multnomah County’s wood smoke ordinance, in effect between October 1 and March 1, at multco.us/WoodSmokeStatus. Households with exemptions must reapply each year. #CheckBeforeYouBurn

From October 1 through March 1, it’s illegal to burn wood when air quality is poor, unless you have no other option than to burn wood to stay warm. Help everyone breathe better by checking burn restrictions before burning wood at multco.us/WoodSmokeStatus. #CheckBeforeYouBurn

Have you seen @multco’s advisory dials this winter and wonder what they mean? When air quality is poor, a “Yellow” (voluntary no burn) or “Red” (no burn) advisory is announced, which applies to burning wood in fireplaces, woodstoves, fire pits, and chimineas. #CheckBeforeYouBurn

Does Multnomah County have a wood smoke pollution problem? Yes! Find out why and what the county’s doing. multco.us/health/staying-healthy/wood-smoke-pollution

Phone? Wallet? Keys? Air quality? Add checking the burn status to your winter wood burning routine at multco.us/WoodSmokeStatus. Or, sign up for email alerts at bit.ly/CheckBeforeYouBurnAlerts so you have one less thing to remember. #CheckBeforeYouBurn

Do you build fires during the fall and winter? Get notified of when Multnomah County issues a wood burning restriction alert by signing up at bit.ly/CheckBeforeYouBurnAlerts. #CheckBeforeYouBurn

Baby, it’s cold outside! We’re highlighting ideas to keep cozy this winter, and none of them include a wood-burning fire. Cozy up under a warm blanket. Find out why we want you to skip the fire. multco.us/health/staying-healthy/wood-smoke-pollution