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For firefighters: After a Chimney Fire

Photo courtesy of Phillip Kerns, Assistant Chief, Frankenmuth Fire Department, MI

While responding to a chimney fire the job of the fire department is to contain, control and suppress the fire.

The scope of their training does not include the cleaning, inspection and evaluation of the chimney.

But CSIA can help.

We want firefighters to be able to help home and business owners by referring them to the Chimney Safety Institute of America.

There are over 1,400 CSIA Certified Chimney Sweeps. CSIA is a nonprofit formed in 1983 as the educational arm of the National Chimney Sweep Guild.

Backed by an ethics pledge, we provide industry education and homeowner resources. 

Download the brochure 
here and if you are seeking a higher-resolution pdf, email Jordan Whitt.

“What You Need to Know After a Chimney Fire" was created by chimney sweeps, many of whom also have public safety backgrounds.
"Our goal with this nationally-distributed publication is to provide guidance to victims of a chimney fire or fireplace-related incident, making at least one aspect of their recovery less difficult and less confusing," said Mark A. Stoner, President of the CSIA board of directors.

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