Guest Blogger: Why Should Canadian Chimney Sweeps Step Up & Become Certified By CSIA?

by Ian Myers Ethics Are A Puffy Cloud Without a Standard of Practice. I talk a lot about there being a lack of standards when it comes to Solid Fuel Inspections (in Canada). Even home inspectors in Ontario, being regulated by the province have a written Standard of Practice – whereby, if they “inspect or evaluate” wood burning … More Guest Blogger: Why Should Canadian Chimney Sweeps Step Up & Become Certified By CSIA?

Why Your Home Needs a Chimney Inspection Today

Damage and deaths caused by fire or carbon monoxide from your chimney can be reduced through annual inspection. Whether it is a fireplace or furnace, little attention is paid to our heating appliances until the weather turns colder. And until problems arise, little thought is given to the exhaust systems that serve these appliances. Lesser … More Why Your Home Needs a Chimney Inspection Today

CSIA-SureFire Agreement – Statement of Clarification

The Chimney Safety Institute of America is a private entity managed by a professional staff and governed by a board of directors. The CSIA does not have members nor is it a fraternal organization. Its purpose is to function as a nonprofit educational organization. Recently there have been some discussions on social media with regard … More CSIA-SureFire Agreement – Statement of Clarification

2017 National Chimney Safety Week is Here

Plainfield, IN – According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (USCPSC), an average of 22,300 chimney fires occurred annually in the United States between 2011 and 2013, and although this represents a slight drop from previous years, the Chimney Safety Institute of America believes there’s still much room for improvement. House and Home Magazine … More 2017 National Chimney Safety Week is Here

CSIA Technology Center Chosen for Education Industry Tour

Plainfield, IN- The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) Technology Center has been chosen by the Association for Career and Technology Education (ACTE) as one of seven regional tour locations during the ACTE Region III Conference held in Indianapolis June 21-23, 2017. Other tour locations offered to event attendees include Eli Lilly, The Children’s Museum … More CSIA Technology Center Chosen for Education Industry Tour

NCSG and CSIA Announce New Association Manager

Plainfield, IN- The National Chimney Sweep Guild and the Chimney Safety Institute of America are pleased to announce the promotion of Megan McMahon to the new position of Association Manager effective July 14, 2017. Mrs. McMahon has served the NCSG and CSIA for over 9 years, starting as an administrative assistant in 2008 and most … More NCSG and CSIA Announce New Association Manager

CSIA Executive Director Announces Resignation Date

Plainfield, IN- Executive Director Frances Kelly has announced that she will resign from the National Chimney Sweep Guild and the Chimney Safety Institute of America effective July 14, 2017. Over her nearly four years as Executive Director Kelly oversaw record growth for both organizations. “I’m very proud to have fostered the growth of both organizations … More CSIA Executive Director Announces Resignation Date

Swift Lesson for Trademark Violator (don’t be that guy)

A couple of weeks ago while at the NCSG national convention I stumbled upon the Facebook page for the local chimney sweep company on the right, which –as you’ll surely notice– happened to be utilizing our CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep logo as its cover image and our CSIA Master Sweep logo as its profile image. Knowing that the only CSIA … More Swift Lesson for Trademark Violator (don’t be that guy)

CSIA Provides First Annual Ashley H. Eldridge Education Scholarship

Plainfield, IN — The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) has granted the first annual Ashley H. Eldridge Scholarship to Christopher Simmonds of Fall Creek, Oregon. The scholarship will cover the registration fees for both the National Chimney Sweep Training School and the CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep exam. “We are honored as an organization to be in a … More CSIA Provides First Annual Ashley H. Eldridge Education Scholarship