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

That Time I Gave Away One of my Biggest Marketing Secrets for the Good of the Industry

As a marketing professional in the nonprofit world I’m constantly looking for ways to make CSIA a visually attractive brand to homeowners and chimney professionals, while also keeping a tight reign on spending. One of my main tactics for accomplishing these goals is through the use of my own photography or the use of free, but high quality images, found on the internet. … More That Time I Gave Away One of my Biggest Marketing Secrets for the Good of the Industry

Chimney Safety Institute of America Launches New Website

Plainfield, IN — The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) has launched a new version of http://www.csia.org, which replaces a version that had been in use for nearly a decade. The new website contains the same essential content for both homeowners and industry professionals, but is a drastic leap forward in terms of design and functionality. “We are … More Chimney Safety Institute of America Launches New Website

Pressure from CSIA & Sweeping Industry Leads to Pulling of Angie’s List Article

As some of you may have heard, Angie’s List recently posted an article on its website and social media pages “instructing” homeowners on how to inspect and clean their own chimneys. CSIA strongly felt that the content of this article, originally written by a representative of ServPro (a home cleaning and fire restoration company), was … More Pressure from CSIA & Sweeping Industry Leads to Pulling of Angie’s List Article

Chimney Safety Week 2016: Know your Sweeps

If you missed that one episode of Dirty Jobs back in 2005 and you’re just finding out the Chimney Safety Institute of America exists, you might be curious as to why we are so adamant that you hire a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep as opposed to just any local service provider or someone who claims to be “certified” through another organization …and that would be a fair question. … More Chimney Safety Week 2016: Know your Sweeps