Chimney Fire Safety Week 2017
It has been confirmed that the Fire Kills Chimney Fire Safety Week 2017 will be taking place from the 4th to the 10th September. There are over 5,500 chimney fires in England, Wales and Scotland, HETAS is once again supporting the campaign to raise awareness amongst consumers of the importance of maintaining their solid fuel heating systems, chimneys and flues. HETAS would also like your support with the campaign in 2017.
The campaign is now in its 9th year and awareness has been growing year on year. With support from industry and Fire and Rescue Services the 2017 campaign looks to build on this success.
HETAS launched the Chimney Fire Safety Week website in 2016 and will be updating the website over the coming months ahead of the campaign, which runs just ahead of the heating season.
We are fully aware that promoting responsible use of heating appliances and regular appliance servicing, maintenance and chimney sweeping is something that retailers, installers and sweeps do on a daily basis and appreciate the support of everyone in the industry for this campaign in previous years.
Support Chimney Fire Safety Week in 2017
Again for 2017, we would like your support. Do you know of any homeowners who have experienced a chimney fire as a result of maintenance neglect? Additionally, chimney sweeps and installers with pictures or case studies that can be used during the campaign please get in touch to offer your support. Examples of case studies and images that would help with the campaign include:
- Unswept chimneys
- Debris collected from a chimney
- Logs stacked next to a stove
- Chimney fires in action
- Thatch fires
- Smoke damaged beams