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Welcome from the Chief Fire Officer

Chimney Safety


Autumn has arrived and this month we’re encouraging residents to keep basic fire safety advice in mind before lighting their fires for the first time.


This advice coincides with annual Chimney Safety Week ( 5th – 12th of September), which encourages residents to be mindful of fire safety as temperatures begin to fall.


Most chimney fires are preventable – but our firefighters were called to 172 chimney fires last year.


We did see a reduction in the number of chimney fires we attended compared to the previous year, and it is good to see that the fire safety messages we promoted were effective.


Again, this year we would like to remind the public about the importance of keeping yourself and your family safe by reducing the risk of fires.


The most common causes of chimney fires are inadequately sized or poorly installed appliances, blocked chimneys and the use of wet wood in burners.


There are a number of precautionary measures which can be taken to ensure you and your household are as safe as possible when lighting fires at home.





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