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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office says Don’t Give Fire Safety a Vacation this Summer

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is reminding Tennesseans to not send fire safety on a summer vacation. Overall, summer is statistically less deadly than winter when it comes to fires.

However, summer comes with its own set of dangers that parents and homeowners shouldn’t forget. Remember: Your family’s survival during a home fire this summer could depend on the preparations you take today.  

Historical fire data from the Tennessee Fire Incident Reporting System (TFIRS) illustrates some of the fire risks during the summertime.

Outdoor Grilling

Outdoor Grilling

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office reports Smoke Inhalation More Dangerous than Burns in House Fires

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The importance of smoke alarms has never been greater in the survivability of a house fire. Most fire fatalities are caused by smoke inhalation, not by burns.

As the toxicity and speed of smoke increases, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is sharing tips on how you can keep your family safe from the toxic smoke and fumes produced by a home fire.

When a fire grows inside a building, it will deplete most of the available oxygen which slows the burning process.

Toxic Smoke Can Quickly Overcome Residents, Inhibiting Their Escape from a House Fire according to the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office.

Toxic Smoke Can Quickly Overcome Residents, Inhibiting Their Escape from a House Fire according to the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office.

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Clarksville Police report Mobile Home Fire at 202 Notgrass Road

 

Clarksville Police Department (CPD)

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department received a call about a structure fire about 1:45pm at 202 Notgrass Road today, Tuesday, February 18th, 2019.

The mobile home was already evacuated when emergency responders arrived on scene.

There was one man that sustained smoke inhalation and was transported by ambulance to Tennova Healthcare.

Clarksville Police responded to a mobile home fire this afternoon on Notgrass Road. (Sgt Blackmon, CPD)

Clarksville Police responded to a mobile home fire this afternoon on Notgrass Road. (Sgt Blackmon, CPD)

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Reminds Everyone to “Candle with Care” ahead of Valentine’s Day

 

Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO)

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Along with chocolates and flowers, decorative candles are often given by sweethearts at Valentine’s Day (Thursday, February 14th, 2019). While candles are fragrant home décor, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) reminds consumers that candles must be used properly to avoid the potential loss of life, injury, and property damage from an accidental fire.

Though candles might make a house feel more like a home, they can also cause tragedy if they aren’t used correctly.

71 Candle Fires in 2018 lead to 2 Deaths and Over $1.8M in Property Damage according to the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office.

71 Candle Fires in 2018 lead to 2 Deaths and Over $1.8M in Property Damage according to the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office says Cold Weather Brings Increased Risk of Fire Deaths

 

Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO)

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – With most of the Volunteer State experiencing frigid temperatures this week, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is reminding residents that decreasing temperatures bring an increased risk for fires and fire deaths.

When temperatures drop below 15°F, structure fires are twice as likely to occur than when temperatures remain above 32°F, according to state fire data and information from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

January, February Remain the Deadliest Months for Fires in Tennessee.

January, February Remain the Deadliest Months for Fires in Tennessee.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation announces Crow Recreation Center closes temporarily

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Due to a local apartment fire, the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department reports that the Crow Recreation Center is being utilized as an emergency shelter by the American Red Cross and is closed to the public through at least Wednesday, January 30th, 2019.

All activities scheduled during that time have been canceled.

Crow Recreation Center utilized as an emergency shelter after local apartment fire.

Crow Recreation Center utilized as an emergency shelter after local apartment fire.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office says Keep Lighters, Matches out of Children’s Reach and Sight

 

Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO)

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is urging parents to talk to their kids about the safe uses of matches and lighters, while ensuring these tools are stored in a secure location out of children’s reach and sight. While matches and lighters are useful resources to adults, curious children may use them to unintentionally start fires. 

Novelty lighters resembling children’s toys can attract curious kids who may see these items as fun, but may not recognize them as potential fire hazards. While Tennessee banned the sale of novelty lighters in 2008, these products can still be found and represent a potential threat to lives and property.

Keep Matches & Lighters Away from Children

Keep Matches & Lighters Away from Children

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Clarksville Police reports houseboat catches fire near Clarksville Marina

 

Clarksville Police Department

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – It was a perfect day for a couple, married almost 60 years, to take their houseboat named “Dream Catcher” on the river for a spin.

Shortly after Robert and Yvonne Workman pulled their house boat away from the Clarksville Marina dock on Friday, July, 27th, 2018 about 200 yards into the channel, the right motor shut down. As they tried to restart the motor, something blew up and fire appeared.  The fire occurred around 12:30pm.

Clarksville Fire and Rescue put out the fire on the houseboat named “Dream Catcher”.

Clarksville Fire and Rescue put out the fire on the houseboat named “Dream Catcher”.

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NASA lists Four Uses for ECOSTRESS measurements

 

Written by Carol Rasmussen
NASA’s Earth Science News Team

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – NASA’s Ecosystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS) is designed to study how plants respond to heat and water stress by measuring the temperature of Earth’s vegetation at all times of day with an accuracy of a few tenths of a degree.

Unusual heat can be a warning sign of important changes and concerns in many fields of research besides botany. Here are four other areas where ECOSTRESS’s precise temperature measurements could make a difference.

ECOSTRESS's precise temperature measurements could be helpful for other things besides studying plants' heat stress, such as spotting new volcanic fissures and hotspots during an eruption. (USGS)

ECOSTRESS’s precise temperature measurements could be helpful for other things besides studying plants’ heat stress, such as spotting new volcanic fissures and hotspots during an eruption. (USGS)

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office says Don’t Let Your Summer Barbecue Go up in Smoke

 

Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – While summer is the perfect time to break out the grill and spend time with family and friends, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is alerting Tennesseans to the dangers that accompany outdoor grilling season.

From 2013-2017, Tennessee fire departments responded to 200 fires involving grills, hibachis, or barbecues. Those fires resulted in four civilian injuries, three firefighter injuries, and $3.4 million in property damage, according to the Tennessee Fire Incident Reporting System (TFIRS).

Grilling-Related Fires Resulted in Injuries, $3.4M in Property Damages from 2013-17

Grilling-Related Fires Resulted in Injuries, $3.4M in Property Damages from 2013-17

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