Before Halloween, October is Chimney Safety Week, Fire Prevention Week, AND National Fireplace Month!
October is ALL About Chimney and Fireplace Safety
National Chimney Safety Week October 2 – 8, 2022 and is a public awareness event that often starts at the end of September and starts off the month of October. It’s geared toward helping people maintain safe working chimneys. The event is hosted every year by the CSIA – Chimney Safety Institute of America.
Fire Prevention Week October 9- 15, 2022. An annual event that is another week-long effort geared toward general fire prevention and is hosted by the NFPA- National Fire Protection Association. Which is now celebrating a 100-year anniversary in 1922-2022. Wow!
The rest of the month is National Fireplace Month!
A timeless classic PSA (Public Service Announcement) “Keep the Monster Out” featuring Dick Van Dyke that is still as relevant today as it was back then!
How Chimney Safety Week Got Started
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.
Russ with a word on How to Avoid Chimney Fires when burning wood in your homes fireplace.
Spreading Awareness to Fireplace and Chimney Owners
Understanding how to safely maintain a working fireplace and preventing fires go hand in hand. Our team helps to raise awareness all year long, but during Chimney Safety Week (and the rest of the Month of October) we release additional content and a series of posts to help the community learn more about chimney safety and preventing fires in your home.
Get Involved in Local Fire Safety
Our local Kansas City company is proud to employ more CSIA Certified Chimney Sweeps than any other local fireplace/chimney service company. Part of our team’s mission is to help spread awareness to the public. It is with that motivation that we put forth our best efforts to educate homeowners on how to use their fireplaces and gas appliances safely and understand the role that annual inspections play in the health of your home’s chimneys.
Many homeowners do not know how critical 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 industry professionals to get the word out to our local KC residents.
“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