Our aim is to protect communities before emergencies occur and
to provide a professional, efficient and effective fire and rescue
service for all who live, work and travel throughout North
The mixed weather we've been having recently has made summer a
distant memory - and September 8th- 14th
marks national Chimney Safety Week,
which encourages residents to keep basic fire safety advice in mind
lighting their fires for the first time this autumn.
Most chimney fires are preventable -North Wales Fire and Rescue
Service was called to 212 chimney fires last year,which was a
substantial decrease from the 319 attended in the previous 12
We're thrilled that people are heeding our safety messages, and we
want you to keep up this good work - to keep yourself and your
family safe from fire you should take care to have your chimney
swept regularly, before the colder winter months set in and you
begin to use your fire and chimneys again.
All chimneys and flue-ways should be cleaned and checked to
ensure they are free from debris and in full working order before
the heating season. A blocked or defective chimney can cause both
chimney fires and carbon monoxide poisonings so it's very important
to employ a professional qualified chimney sweep such as those
certified by the National Association of Chimney Sweeps.