Chimney Fire Safety Week 2017

Chimney Fire Safety Week 2017

Fire Kills Chimney Safety Week will return for its 9th year, from the 4th to the 10th of September 2017. With support from industry and Fire and Rescue Services the 2017 campaign looks to build on the campaigns 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.

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.

HETAS 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.

Installers and chimney sweeps with imagery or case studies which can be used during the campaign are urged to contact HETAS. 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

Please get in touch by email to if you can help out and support Chimney Fire Safety Week.