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Tennessee State Fire Marshal Reminds Tennesseans to Use Candles with Care

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – While candles are a popular piece of home décor, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) wants to remind consumers that flamed candles must be used properly to avoid loss of life, injury, and significant property damage.

Though candles might make homes feel festive, they can also cause tragedy. In 2017, Tennessee fire departments responded to 77 home structure fires that were started by candles. These fires caused two civilian fatalities, two civilian injuries, one firefighter injury and $2,447,363 in direct property damage.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal says Manufactured Housing Fires Among Deadliest in Tennessee

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Manufactured houses are the scenes of relatively few fires every year in Tennessee, but those fires are among the deadliest, causing a disproportionate number of fire-related deaths and prompting the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office to remind consumers that fire safety should be a priority in all homes, especially during the high-risk winter months.

Manufactured homes – also known as mobile homes or trailers – are transportable structures that are fixed to a chassis and specifically designed to be towed to a residential site.

Some of the deadliest house fires in Tennessee are with manufactured homes.

Some of the deadliest house fires in Tennessee are with manufactured homes.

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, City Council honor CPD Officers who saved Man from Fire

 

‘On behalf of a grateful City, We say Thank You’

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Police Officers Darren Koski and Donald Gipson earned a standing ovation and congratulatory handshakes and hugs from Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan the Clarksville City Council last week in recognition of their brave actions to save a man from a burning house.

The officers went to a fire call at on January 6th, 2017 at 6:15am on Stafford Street, kicked in the front door, and helped remove a resident who had been sleeping in his bedroom.

Clarksville Police Chief Al Ansley and Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan presented proclamations February 1st to Officers Donald Gipson and Darren Koski for their heroic actions to remove a man from a burning house. On Friday the officers also received Medals of Valor from Chief Ansley.

Clarksville Police Chief Al Ansley and Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan presented proclamations February 1st to Officers Donald Gipson and Darren Koski for their heroic actions to remove a man from a burning house. On Friday the officers also received Medals of Valor from Chief Ansley.

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101st Airborne Soldier receives Soldier’s Medal after saving Two from Burning Vehicle

 

Written by Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen
101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in the moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

The fitting Martin Luther King Jr. quote is a personal favorite of Staff Sgt. Nicholas Davis, C Battery, 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Artillery cannon crew member and section chief. Davis, an Ellijay, Georgia, native, received the Soldier’s Medal, January 22nd, at Shaw Gymnasium in front of his unit and division leadership, for his actions that saved two lives last year.

Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commanding general, pins the Soldier’s Medal on Staff Sgt. Nicholas Davis, C Battery, 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Abn. Div. (AASLT) Artillery cannon crew member and section chief, during a ceremony held at Fort Campbell, Jan. 22. Davis, an Ellijay, Georgia, native and seven-year combat veteran with deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, received the award for heroism and his lifesaving actions when he rescued a couple from a burning vehicle, June 9, 2017.

Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commanding general, pins the Soldier’s Medal on Staff Sgt. Nicholas Davis, C Battery, 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Abn. Div. (AASLT) Artillery cannon crew member and section chief, during a ceremony held at Fort Campbell, Jan. 22. Davis, an Ellijay, Georgia, native and seven-year combat veteran with deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, received the award for heroism and his lifesaving actions when he rescued a couple from a burning vehicle, June 9, 2017.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County School System January 2018 Points of Pride

 

Clarksville Montgomery County School System (CMCSS)Montgomery County, TN – Clarksville-Montgomery County School System students representing Tennessee as nominees for the National U.S. Presidential Scholars Program include: Hunter Silverstrim, Northwest High School; Navarone Dupont, Northeast High School; and from Kenwood High School, Marzell Norris and Aubrey Doll, for Career Technical Education.

CMCSS students representing Tennessee as nominees for the National U.S. Presidential Scholars Program with Principals Marcus Heaston and Theresa Muckleroy, Assistant Principal Mandy Frost and Board Member Margaret Pace.

CMCSS students representing Tennessee as nominees for the National U.S. Presidential Scholars Program with Principals Marcus Heaston and Theresa Muckleroy, Assistant Principal Mandy Frost and Board Member Margaret Pace.

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Clarksville Police respond to RV Fire on Kraft Street

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On Thursday, January 11th, 2018, around 11:37am, Clarksville Police report an RV caught on fire at 514 Kraft Street.

The RV had been started by the owner and was warming up outside of the business and for an unknown reason caught on fire. The fire department was on scene, within two minutes and put out the fire.

Clarksville Fire Rescure puts out an RV Fire on Kraft Street.

Clarksville Fire Rescure puts out an RV Fire on Kraft Street.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Urges Safety During Deadliest Week For Fire Deaths

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) urges Tennesseans to focus on home fire safety during what has traditionally been the most tragic week for fire-related incidents in the Volunteer State: The second week of January.

SFMO data shows that Tennessee has averaged 3.6 fire deaths (29 in eight years) during the second week of January since 2010. This is the highest number of fire deaths for any week of the year and is nearly double the rate of the average week.

House fires can be prevented.

House fires can be prevented.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal Offers Do’s and Don’ts of Wood Stove Usage

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – As 2018’s brutally cold weather continues, wood stoves might seem to be a cheaper alternative to traditional heating sources for some Tennesseans. However, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) warns that wood stoves can pose a significant fire and carbon monoxide risk if they’re not properly installed and maintained.

Alternative heating sources such as wood stoves, chimneys, and space heaters are common in Tennessee and are just as hazardous as traditional heating sources (electric, gas). Since 2010, wood stoves have been responsible for 23 percent of fatal heating fires statewide according to SFMO data.

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Clarksville Police Officers Rescue Man from House Fire at 834 Stafford Street

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – When Clarksville Police Officers came to work this frigid morning, little did they realize they would be called into action to save a man’s life.

On Saturday, January 6th, 2018, around 6:15am, 911 received a call about a residential fire at 834 Stafford Street. The caller was not sure whether anyone was in the residence or not, but did know someone lived there.

Officers were already on the way to the call due to the rapid notification afforded by the recently installed Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system in CPD’s police cars. Officer Darren Koski arrived first in scene in less than one and half minutes.

There was a house fire on Stafford Street early Saturday morning.

There was a house fire on Stafford Street early Saturday morning.

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Montgomery County Emergency Agencies respond to morning House Fire in Woodlawn

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeClarksville, TN – Multiple agencies in Montgomery County responded to a house fire in Woodlawn on Friday, December 29th, 2017.

The fire at 2150 Jim Taylor Road was reported to 911 at 7:50am.

The house was fully involved when Woodlawn Volunteer Fire, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, and Emergency Medical Services arrived on scene.

There was an early morning house fire on Jim Taylor Road in Woodlawn on Friday.

There was an early morning house fire on Jim Taylor Road in Woodlawn on Friday.

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