Chimney Fire Safety Week 2018

Posted on August 3rd, 2018 by Alun

Chimney Fire Safety Week 2018

Chimney Fire Safety WeekChimney Fire Safety Week is back for 2018! The annual event takes place in September. What will you be doing to support the campaign this year with theClean Air Strategy putting extra spotlight on our industry.

HETAS met with the team from Fire Kills back in July and once again we are pleased to be supporting the campaign which works with industry and Fire and Rescue Services to promote this positive safety message to consumers. We really want to know how you be supporting the campaign this year. Chimney fires represent less than 3% of total fires, however such fires are totally avoidable provided consumers take the appropriate action.

Awareness and Action

Ultimately the campaign strives to raise awareness of chimney fires and encourage consumers to take action. The campaign focuses on the importance of chimney sweeping and appliance maintenance, the use of quality fuels and tips to get the most efficiency from a stove.

Chimney fires have been steadily decreasing in most regions over the years, with the period from January to March usually the peak season for chimney fires, with figures identifying over 40% of chimney fires in England taking place over those three months.

Once again, we have provided a number of graphics that you can use on your website and social media channels to show your support. As soon as we have the official figures on chimney fires for 2017/18 from the Home Office we will make them available for you in the HETAS Technical Area. You will be able to see how your region is performing. Check in to the HETAS Technical Area ahead of the campaign to view the support images available and share the videos and images we will be sharing across the HETAS and Woodsure social media channels.

A campaign briefing pack will be sent to Fire and Rescue Services by the Fire Kills team in August, so make sure you engage with your local service on social media channels.

Get in touch and let us know how you’ll be supporting the campaign this year.

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