The NFPA sets the standards in which chimneys should be constructed and maintained. This guide is a reference for homeowners and chimney professionals as a quick reference guide. All homeowners consulting this reference material should have their systems cleaned and inspected by a qualified chimney professional. There are organizations devoted to the education in the chimney industry. Those organizations are NFPA, CSIA, NFI and F.I.R.E. These organizations help promote safe burning practices along with education in the industry. So remember the best way to tell if a chimney or structure is safe for use is to have it inspected by a professional.
The NFPA of National Fire Prevention Association is responsible for creating the fire codes that keep us safe. The NFPA 211 is the Standard for Chimneys, Fireplaces, Vents, and solid Fuel Burning Appliances. All of the information available on this website is directly located in the NFPA code 211 guide. This website is not affiliated with the NFPA and is for informational purposes only.
TheNFPA Fire Code 211