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Over the past 30+ years, CSIA has been America’s go-to experts for fireplace and chimney safety information. We are proud to have partnered with countless national, regional, and local news and media organizations across the United States to provide information that can help save lives and protect homes by preventing chimney fires and other home heating emergencies.

Who We Are

The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the education, training, and certification of chimney and venting industry-related professionals. Additionally, we strive to advance public awareness about the dangers of chimney fires and other problems related to the maintenance and performance of chimney and venting systems.

The CSIA is governed by a volunteer board of directors and has been the industry leader in chimney and venting education since 1983.

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Annemarie Stockton, Public Relations Director
2155 Commercial Dr. Plainfield, IN 46168
marketing@csia.org
(317) 837-5362

1,490

injuries caused by home heating equipment fires every year*

17,920

fires caused by wood burning appliances every year*

$1 Billion

in property damage caused by wood burning appliance fires every year*

2,300+

CSIA Certification Holders Nationwide

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In The News

Press Releases

09/27/2021 – Keep Your Family Safe this Winter with Proper Chimney Safety
09/07/2021 – Chimney Safety Institute of America Announces Appointment of New President and Executive Board
10/01/2020 – In Observance Of Fire Prevention Week, The CSIA Reminds Homeowners To Be Proactive
09/24/2020 – The CSIA Shares Fire Safety Tips In Honor Of National Chimney Safety Week
09/09/2020 – Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) Expands Certifications
08/25/2020 – With The Uncertainty Surrounding COVID-19, A Leading Fire Safety Organization Urges Homeowners To Schedule Chimney Inspections & Cleanings Early This Year
08/20/2020 – When Assessing Property Damage From Hurricane Isaias, The CSIA Reminds Homeowners To Look Up
09/24/2018 – National Chimney Safety Week Set for Sept. 30 – Oct. 6
05/18/2018 – NCSG and CSIA Announces Promotion of Megan McMahon to Executive Director
10/10/2013 – NCSG and CSIA Welcome New Staff
10/10/2013 – NCSG and CSIA Welcome New Communications and Program Staff
10/10/2013 – NCSG and CSIA Welcome New Communications and Program Staff
10/10/2013 – NCSG and CSIA Welcome New Communications and Program Staff
08/26/2013 – NCSG and CSIA Welcome New Executive Director
08/26/2013 – NCSG and CSIA Welcome New Executive Director
08/26/2013 – NCSG and CSIA Welcome New Executive Director
08/26/2013 – NCSG and CSIA Welcome New Executive Director
04/18/2013 – Water, not fire, causes most chimney damage
03/21/2013 – NCSG and CSIA Executive Director Announces Resignation
03/21/2013 – NCSG and CSIA Executive Director Announces Resignation
03/21/2013 – NCSG and CSIA Executive Director Announces Resignation
03/21/2013 – NCSG and CSIA Executive Director Announces Resignation
03/12/2013 – Don’t let LCD TV mean “Lost, Completely Destroyed”
01/31/2013 – A Letter from Ashley Eldridge, CSIA Director of Education
01/04/2013 – Start Your Year Right with a New Mobile App from CSIA!
01/04/2013 – Check out the new NCSG Mobile app!
12/05/2012 – Available for Air: Holiday PSAs Encourages Chimney Safety
12/04/2012 – CPSC Recall: Gas Fireplace Inserts Recalled by Jotul North America
12/04/2012 – CSPC Recall: Gas Fireplace Inserts Recalled by Jotul North America
10/17/2012 – Federal Ruling protects CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep Trademark
10/17/2012 – Federal Ruling protects CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep Trademark
10/12/2012 – An Open Letter to the Chimney Service Industry
10/12/2012 – An Open Letter to the Chimney Service Industry
10/12/2012 – An Open Letter to the Chimney Service Industry
09/28/2012 – Learn to Spot the Four Most-Common Chimney Scams before You Hire a Sweep
08/21/2012 – LG Electronics and Sears Recall Gas Dryers For Repair Due to Fire Hazard
05/30/2012 – RECALL: ECHO Bear Cat Recalls Hydraulic Log Splitters Due to Impact Hazard
05/30/2012 – RECALL: ECHO Bear Cat Recalls Hydraulic Log Splitters Due to Impact Hazard
02/23/2012 – Knowing BEFORE prevents tragedy AFTER: Chimney Safety Institute of America offers tips for fire safety
01/16/2012 – New Years’ resolutions: Make safety top the list
12/29/2011 – Homeowners: Start – and stop – fires safely
12/01/2011 – House Fires are More Easily Preventable than Homeowners Think
10/05/2011 – Hire a Professional Chimney Sweep and Keep Your Home Safe and Warm This Season
10/03/2011 – CSIA reminds Homeowners that Preventative Maintenance Can Save Money and Homes
09/09/2011 – CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep Annual Certification Fees Reduced – AGAIN!
09/09/2011 – Payment Plans Now Available for Education
08/30/2011 – CSIA Recommends These Simple Steps To Ensure Post-Irene Home Heating Safety
08/26/2011 – CSIA Recommends Inspections to Ensure Post-Earthquake Home Heating Safety
08/15/2011 – NCSG and CSIA to host first European Federation of Chimney Sweeps Meeting Outside of Europe
09/24/2010 – Annual Chimney Inspection Appointments
09/22/2010 – Annual Chimney Inspections: This Year and Every Year
09/09/2010 – NCSG Launches Public Service Announcements
07/27/2010 – Be Smart: Schedule Chimney Service This Summer
06/11/2010 – Four Low-Cost Recommendations to Prevent Major Water Damage
04/16/2010 – Add Chimney Sweeping to your Spring Cleaning To-Do List
02/11/2010 – The Chimney Safety Institute of America Urges You to Stay Warm and Save with a Fireplace Insert
12/07/2009 – When it Comes to Chimney Safety, D-I-Y Can Spell Disaster
10/12/2009 – When You Heat Your Home: Cleaner is Greener
09/25/2009 – Most Recent Chimney Fire Statistics Indicate Increasing Importance of Annual Chimney Sweeping and Inspections
09/16/2008 – New Home Heating Patterns May Increase Potential for Chimney Fires and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
05/14/2008 – POSITION: After-Market Parts for Listed Products
09/17/2007 – Do Your Homework before Hiring a Chimney Sweep
01/10/2007 – CSIA Web site Exceeds 500,000 Visitors in 2006
10/12/2006 – Java-Log Granted CSIA Accepted Product Status
09/12/2006 – One Simple Step to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Intrusion
11/01/2005 – CSIA Awarded Sanctions by the Federal District Court
10/18/2005 – Creosote Sweeping Log Granted CSIA Accepted Product Status
10/18/2005 – Top 10 Woodburning Tips from CSIA
09/01/2004 – Technology Creates Safer Home Heating Traditions
09/08/2003 – Carbon Monoxide: Prevention is Key to Safer Home Heating
01/03/2002 – Sweeping Industry Boasts New National Training School
12/27/2001 – CSIA Certified Sweep Logo Use Policy
05/09/2001 – Dryer Vent Inspections Can Help Prevent Fires and Injuries
10/01/2000 – Higher Home Heating Costs
03/15/2000 – Chimney and Vents Require Inspection Before Installation of a New Hearth Appliance
03/15/2000 – Industry Standard for Inspections Developed to Aid Homeowners