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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, you can download social media images, and choose sample social media posts that you can share. An updated press kit will soon be available for 2022.
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 at multco.us/WoodSmokeStatus. Households with exemptions must reapply each year by October 1. #CheckBeforeYouBurn
It may be 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