To ensure that you get to enjoy your cozy fire, remember to check the condition of your chimney. A leading cause of Oregon structure fires is chimney fires.
Polk County Fire District No.1 residents may borrow chimney brushes from the Central Station at 1800 Monmouth Street, Independence, Or. Business hours are Monday - Friday, 8am to 5pm, excluding holidays.
There is no charge to borrow the brushes. Come into the station and fill out a check out/loan form and we will provide you with the brush and poles you need. You will need to know the size of your chimney pipe and approximate height. We ask that you return them within 24 hours so they are available to others to borrow.
We recommend that you clean your chimney at least once a year to remove the creosote buildup to prevent a chimney/flu fire.
Please remember that your safety always comes first and working on a roof or ladder can be dangerous. Use proper safety precautions and if you are not able to clean your chimney, hire a professional chimney sweep to do it for you.
If you have questions, please contact Polk County Fire District No.1 at 503.838.1510.