We understand America is sweating (it is summer, after all), but we are thinking of sweaters.

Fireworks for you personally, firewood and hearths for us.

Christmas in July is a popular platitude, but it’s a real thought process at the Chimney Safety Institute of America.

For starters, in the summertime, CSIA is active educating and training chimney sweep techicians so that they are ready to service America’s houses during another burning season — in this case, 2015 16. That educaton can also be happening at popular summer events for example The Gathering (on the east shore), the Golden State Chimney Sweep Guild (on the west coast), and all points in between.

We plan what will be our theme for National Chimney Safety Week (Sept. 27-Oct. 3) followed up by NFPA’s National Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 4-10) as well as how we are going to help our CSIA Certified Chimney Sweeps and CDET Certified Dryer Exhaust Technicians get the word out about the vital home-improving and life-saving work that they do, preparing the media and homeowners.

We know that some people love their hearth from Fall through Spring. For others, it’s all about one or two uses of the hearth at Christmas and Thanksgiving. We know that folks continue to need essential details about how the chimney functions as well as the way they really can utilize their chimney in the safest manner possible, and with less risk. [It is an excellent time to plug the importance of an annual chimney inspection. You can locate a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep on our zip-code locator.]

We’ll continue to provide consumer training.

Around two columns, CSIA is building it for National Chimney Safety Week. First, CSIA’s vision statement that is made in 2015 is that, “Every family enjoys a secure, warm house.” [Watch the video!] Second, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission released statistics for residential structure fires, and their study shows that 21,200 unwanted blazes were imputed to fireplaces, chimneys or chimney systems in 2012, with an average of 22,700 happening annually from 2010 to 2012. The decline in fires illustrates that years of dedicated public-awareness efforts by the Chimney Safety Institute of America, chimney sweep that is individual businesses, and businesses including insurers and firemen, is making a dent in the fire totals. The outreach needs to continue. [Read our site post].

America, love your wakeboarding. About winter, we are thinking at CSIA!