Fire Fighters do a Mary Poppings tribute

Firefighters from Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Service black watch team want you to remember to clean your chimney or flue. What better way to do this that to make a song and dance about it- Mary Poppins style! Click here to watch the full video!

Whilst this clip shows the lighter side of Fire Safety, it does promote an important message. Get your chimney swept regularly to avoid build up, which ultimately causes a fire.

Most people are unaware that there are approximately 40-50 deaths from Carbon Monoxide poising in the UK alone. This figure doesn’t include the many more victims who are admitted to hospital from Carbon Monoxide poisoning. On average, fire rescue services attend around 7,000 chimney fires each year. Chimney and Flue fires are a contributing factor to the current strain emergency services have on resources. Something which a simple Chimney or Flue sweep by a professional can help prevent.

When should you have your Chimney or Flue swept?

  • Smokeless coals: At least once a year
  • Wood: Once a season when in use
  • Bitumous coal: Twice a year
  • Oil: Once a year
  • Gas: Once a year

For more information on having your Chimney or Flue swept, or for any other services we provide email: or call: 07545 976 100

We do not contract any work out and all works undertaken will be carried out by a certified and fully insured member of the Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps.  By choosing Essex & Suffolk Sweeps to service your chimney, or for any of the additional Gardening and DIY services we are able to offer, you can be sure that you will receive a professional, dependable and friendly service. Once your chimney or flue has been swept you should be issued with a Chimney Safety Certificate which is recognised by all leading insurance companies.


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