In sometimes surprising ways, associations play direct and indirect roles in bringing the products, services, and activities of daily life to people around the world. Including fireplaces.
Hearth, Patio, and Barbecue Association: Need a professional to install or repair your fireplace or venting system? You might want to call a member of the Hearth, Patio, and Barbecue Association. HPBA’s National Fireplace Institute certifies fireplace technicians to ensure your hearth keeps you warm, cozy, and safe all winter long.
National Firewood Association: Wood-burning fireplace enthusiasts can be particular about their firewood. Vendors who are members of the National Firewood Association can tell their customers the origin of their wood supply and source it from loggers who use sustainable harvest techniques, according to the NFA Assurance.
National Chimney Sweep Guild: Founded in 1977, the National Chimney Sweep Guild wasn’t around in Mary Poppins’ day, but if it had been, we’re sure that her friend Bert would have been a member. NCSG ensures that real-life, modern-day Berts—decidedly less sooty—stay current on standards and best practices for chimney cleaning.