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The U.S. Department of Labor does not make projections about the growth of jobs for chimney sweeps specifically, however, the field of chimney care and fire safety continue to be important issues to the public. The National Chimney Sweep Guild closely follows the advanced practices of European countries and actively promotes new standards to the National Fire Protection Association and other agencies. In Germany, for example, homeowners are required by law to keep their chimneys within code. It may not come to that here, with organizations such as the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Education Foundation working hard to increase awareness of the many dangers of faulty chimneys. However, some municipalities within the United States require the sale of a residential home to pass a chimney inspection before the transaction can occur.