Spreading Awareness For Chimney Safety
National Chimney Safety Week closes out September and kicks off October, and this event is followed by another week-long effort geared toward fire prevention. Understanding how to maintain a safe working fireplace and preventing fires go hand in hand. So with that in mind, for the next few weeks, we at Full Service Chimney will help raise awareness with a series of posts planned to help our community learn about chimney safety and fire prevention.
But first a little history…
Who Started the National Chimney Safety Week?
National Chimney Safety Week was started by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), a nonprofit organization, run by a board of volunteers dedicated to the education, training, and certification of chimney industry professionals.
CSIA has been the industry leader in chimney and dryer vent maintenance education since 1983. Their ultimate goal is to inform the public about the danger of chimney fires and other problems related to the maintenance and performance of chimney and venting systems.
Getting Involved in Chimney Safety
Our local Kansas City chimney company is proud to employ 10 CSIA Certified Chimney Sweeps and a handful of support staff. Part of our team’s mission is to help the Chimney Safety Institute of America spread awareness to the public and put forth our best efforts to educate homeowners on how to use their chimney and fireplace safely.
Many homeowners do not know how important an annual chimney service is to maintain the homes resale value, but more importantly to keep the family that lives in the home safe. It’s our job as chimney industry professionals to get the word out to our local KC Metro residents.
Some content to Expect From Full Service Chimney:
- Chimney Flue Fire Simulation
- An Alarming Video about Carbon Monoxide
- Learn about Creosote and how to get ahead of it before it becomes dangerous
- Discover the hidden dangers in your clothes dryer
- How to Burn the Fire You Want… Without Starting One You Don’t
- A Fun Retro Public Service Announcement (featuring a surprising voice everyone knows)
Stay Safe Kansas City! #chimneysafetyweek #fireprevention
“National Chimney Safety Week is the best opportunity for the entire chimney and venting industry to work as one to promote safety to the general public.” – CSIA