Burn Wise Public Service Announcements
To help raise awareness about the best ways to burn wood, EPA developed the following public service announcements (PSAs). These PSAs are free to use for air quality agencies, chimney sweeps, hearth retailers and others who want to promote the Burn Wise message.
Wood Smoke and Asthma Videos
During the wintertime, residential wood smoke is a main contributor to fine particle pollution (PM) and is responsible for poor air quality days in many areas across the United States. The following videos highlight the health effects related to PM exposure from residential wood smoke. For inquiries about broadcast-ready copies, please contact Larry Brockman at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Wood Smoke and Asthma: Breathe Easier
- Wood Smoke and Asthma: Reduce Smoke
- Wood Smoke and Asthma: Dry Firewood
Video Contest Winners
In 2010, EPA conducted a video contest asking filmmakers from across the country to submit their best short videos to explain the benefits of burning only dry, seasoned wood. The following are the first, second and third-place winners from the contest. Please credit EPA's Burn Wise Program and acknowledge the filmmaker when posting each video.
- "The Pledge" by Francis Sullivan
- "Meet Carl - Learn or Burn" by Zach King
- "Learn Before You Burn: Super Sketch Edition!" by Chris Wetzel
The following Burn Wise PSAs are intended to be read as radio announcements. Choose from the following lengths:
Also, see our videos on best wood burning practices, which include building a wood shed, starting a fire, troubleshooting tips, using a moisture meter and how to season your firewood.