Chimney Fire Safety Week was introduced in 2009 and aims to raise awareness of good sweeping and maintenance practice, correct appliance use and making sure clean and appropriate quality fuel is used to avoid chimney fires.
Although there has generally been a reduction in nationwide chimney fires since Chimney Fire Safety Week was initiated, there were still 406 recorded chimney fires in Wales during the 2017-2018 financial year. Chimney Fire Safety Week 2018 intends to reach out to consumers throughout the awareness week.
HETAS have created a short video below with tips and guidance to avoid chimney fires. More helpful information will follow throughout the week!: