Prevent yourself from becoming a statistic and stop a Chimney Fire with the Fire Safety Stick!
There was 7,400 reported and attended chimney fires in the UK & Ireland during 2020/21.
3,105 in England, 1,000 in Scotland, 333 in Wales, 782 in Northern Ireland, 2,180 in Ireland.
What causes a chimney fire?
• Debris or blockages
Creosote build-up, a highly flammable substance, is the main cause of chimney fires. The creosote is the result of a by-product from the fire which is ejected in to the chimney with the smoke, and when the temperatures in the chimney lower, it attaches to the chimney walls forming a dark sticky or flaky substance.
Debris or blockages come from weather or animals such as birds putting leaves, twigs or miscellaneous material in to the chimney. Creating a bed of material a single ember can light on fire.
Checklist you must DO to help reduce the chances of having a chimney fire!
Only burn seasoned wood that has a moisture level of less than 17%
Burning seasoned wood with less than 17% moisture level reduces the amount of creosote that can build up on the walls.
Frequently hire professionals to sweep or clean your chimney
Infrequent sweeping of the chimney will allow creosote and debris to make a new home in your chimney, which in turn massively increases the likelihood of a chimney fire.
How often should a chimney be cleaned?
- Oil – Once a year
- Gas – Once a year
- Bituminous coal – Twice a year
- Wood – Up to four times a year
- Smokeless coals – At least once a year
How the Fire Safety Stick will help you stop a chimney fire if it happens to you!
The Fire Safety Stick is one of the only extinguishers on the market that is able to fight chimney fires.
If you notice that there is a fire inside your chimney flue, and if it is safe to do so, activate the Fire Safety Stick extinguisher and place it at the base of the chimney (inside for log burners or wood stoves), allow the Fire Safety Stick to travel up the chimney, fill the flue, and extinguish the fire.
While this is happening you will be escaping to safety outside with your family and calling the fire services.
At the very least the Fire Safety Stick will repress the fire, keeping it at bay, and allow for the fire services to arrive with a fire that has been delayed, potentially saving the roof and/or home.
Dwelling Fires in the UK (2020/21)
Chimney Fires in the UK & Ireland (2020/21)
Chimney & Kitchen Fires stopped by a FSS (that we know of so far)
Why not have Fire Safety Sticks for your entire home too?!
The Fire Safety Stick has worldwide certification for fire classes A – Solid Materials, B – Flammable Liquids, C – Flammable Gases, Electrical up to 100,000v, and F – Cooking Oils and Fats.
This means you can store a FSS in your:
• Home Office
• Utility Room
We strongly recommend to store one in the Kitchen because it is imperative to act quickly as 46% of 33,180 dwelling (house) fires in 2020/21 were found to be caused by kitchen appliances, which includes cookers & ovens, rings & hot plates, grills & toasters.
From just 215g, it’s the world’s lightest!
No damaging mess or residue
Traditional extinguishers often create more damage than the fire
Longer discharge times
Min discharge time is 50 seconds in comparison to a 1kg traditional powder extinguisher that is just 7 seconds
3 X the shelf-life and No maintenance required
Traditional extinguishers last 5 years max and must be serviced
All major classes of Fire
Even kitchen fires. No dangerous gambling if you have the right type
CE UKCA & RINA Certified
Plus fully tested and certified for all major classes of fire. And many international certifications
Leave it to fight the fire while you escape
Or use it directly to aid your escape
Drop it, pierce it, it will still work! And no accidentally setting it off!
Totally harmless to humans & animals
Safe to breathe, even in confined areas
No harmful by-products
Easy to recycle
Can be domestically recycled. Traditional extinguishers must be professionally removed.