Firefighters, chimney and dryer exhaust, and why CSIA exhibited at #fri15

ATLANTA, Georgia — You have to wear multiple hats when you exhibit at a trade show featuring firefighters from all areas of the country, first-responders that represent large metropolitan populations as well as tiny towns. Some are full-time departments; others are volunteer. The multiple hats are necessary because attendees here at the Fire-Rescue International Show all have … More Firefighters, chimney and dryer exhaust, and why CSIA exhibited at #fri15

The top-down burn. Why a CSIA instructor says it’s the best way to use your firebox

Ready to talk about top down burns? We are at the Chimney Safety Institute of America. Even though the heat of August and September hasn’t left us, some cool mornings are signs that Fall is just around the corner. “It’s not pushed very much, but any of us that are around (expert mason/fireplace designer and … More The top-down burn. Why a CSIA instructor says it’s the best way to use your firebox

Sky lantern inside the CSIA lab lifts learning

Chimney sweeps certainly have seen flames before, but not like this. A CSIA instructor wanted to demonstrate the principles involved with hot air, so he brought in one of those sky lanterns you see lit and allowed to float outdoors. (A sky lantern, or Chinese lantern, is a hot air balloon made of paper, with an opening … More Sky lantern inside the CSIA lab lifts learning

Chimney Safety Institute of America’s vision statement – Every family enjoys a safe, warm home

At the Chimney Safety Institute of America, one half of our mission is to educate and certify industry professionals. By doing so, it helps us with the other half of our mission: Advancing public awareness. Why is that? Well, CSIA wants to make sure that when visitors looking to hire a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep (CCS) or … More Chimney Safety Institute of America’s vision statement – Every family enjoys a safe, warm home