Training

Jim Brewer is well known speaker and instructor in the chimney and hearth industry.  Jim has been in the chimney service business since 1978 and began teaching seminars for the National Chimney Sweep Guild in 1986.  Jim was instrumental in the development of the National Chimney Sweep Training School and the Chimney Safety Institute of America Technology Center, where Jim still teaches several times a year.  Jim was the second recipient of the industry’s prestigious Don Leavitt Education Award, with the first award going to Don Leavitt. Jim also became the only two-time winner of the Education Award when he won it again in 2014.  With over 30 years’ experience teaching chimney & hearth professionals Jim has the experience to deliver the courses you need. Some of Jim’s favorite courses are sweeping skills and techniques, gas fireplace service & troubleshooting, chimney inspection techniques, safety and rope access.  

Check out the "Using the International Residential Code" seminar series, provided here as a service for anyone preparing to take the CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep exam. Part 1 is here: https://youtu.be/407-7KBklVg, Part 2 is here: https://youtu.be/hMSKHkanvUo and Part 3 is here: https://youtu.be/vb3qBGw7sgA