Posted: Aug 23, 2011 4:49 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Former quarterback Archie Manning and country singer Sammy Kershaw have been enlisted to spread the word about the dangers of wildfires during Louisiana's long drought.
Manning recorded one radio public service announcement and Kershaw three.
The spots were produced by a National Forest Fire Prevention and Education Team.
Manning, who played for the New Orleans Saints, compares football defense to protecting forests.
Kershaw doesn't talk about music but about enjoying the outdoors.
Both tell people never to leave campfires unattended, to check local restrictions before burning debris, and always to use their ashtrays.
The announcements are available at the Louisiana Radio Network's website, www.louisianaradionetwork.com.