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Clarksville Fire Rescue responds to Kitchen Fire at 555 Stratford Way

 

Clarksville Fire RescueClarksville, TN – On February 3rd, 2014 at 3:13pm units from Clarksville Fire Rescue Station 1, Station 3 and Station 8 responded to a kitchen fire at 555 Stratford Way.

Upon arrival heavy smoke was visible coming from the home. A water supply was established and an interior attack was made.

The fire was extinguished within five minutes.

Heavy smoke coming out of a house on Stratford Way in Clarksville.

Heavy smoke coming out of a house on Stratford Way in Clarksville.

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Clarksville Police respond to Two Structure Fires in the Same Neighborhood

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Sunday morning, January 26th, 2014 at 7:07am, the Clarksville Police Department responded to a structure fire at 875 Richardson Street. Montgomery County EMS and Clarksville Fire and Rescue were on scene.

The first responding Officer for the CPD stated there was significant fire damage to the residence.

Then, at 07:18am, the Clarksville Police Department responded to an arson fire to a Business, Government, Church, etc. at 1201 Greenfield Drive. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal Says Bring in 2014 Safely

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Whether your New Year’s plans involve a cozy night at home or a big night out on the town, the State Fire Marshal’s Office is hoping you add fire safety to the celebration agenda.

“No matter where you choose to celebrate the new year, be sure to do it safely,” says Tennessee State Fire Marshal and Commerce and Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. “Leave fireworks to the professionals and have emergency escape plans in place for not only your home, but for public venues as well.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office urges Christmas Tree fire safety

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office is reminding Tennesseans with natural, fresh-cut Christmas trees in their homes to take care to keep them in water because of the fire risk posed when they are allowed to dry out.

“Properly maintaining a cut Christmas tree’s moisture content of more than 100 percent by keeping it in water significantly reduces the chance that its needles will dry out and pose a fire hazard,” State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak says.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal Reminds Citizens to Heat Homes Safely

 

Alternate heating sources often cause fatal fires

Tennessee State Fire Marshal Nashville, TN – Tennessee Fire Marshal and Commerce and Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak wants to remind Tennesseans to be cautious in the use of alternate heat sources.

“The colder weather means many people will begin to heat their homes with fireplaces, woodstoves and space heaters,” said McPeak. “Cold weather months typically have a higher number of accidental fire injuries and deaths due to the use of these alternate heat sources.”

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Thanksgiving cooks should be aware of Turkey Fryers’ risks says Tennessee State Fire Marshal

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Outdoor, gas-fueled fryers cook up juicy turkeys in a fraction of the time it takes to roast one in an indoor oven. However, the State Fire Marshal’s Office is joining the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in discouraging the residential use of outdoor gas-fueled turkey fryers that immerse the turkey in hot oil because they pose an enormous risk for injury.

“Outdoor fryers heat gallons of cooking oil to very high temperatures to cook the turkey. The risk of this oil being spilled is significant, and the resulting injuries can be severe,” State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak says.

Oil splatters out of a fryer, causing a burst of smoke and flames that can easily burn a house, or even worse, an adult or child.

Oil splatters out of a fryer, causing a burst of smoke and flames that can easily burn a house, or even worse, an adult or child.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal shares Electrical Safety Tips

 

Simple safety precautions make big difference in home fire safety

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN - Residential electrical fires kill as many as 280 Americans each year and injure 1,000 more. Some of these fires are caused by electrical system failures, but many more are caused by incorrectly installed wiring and overloaded circuits and extension cords.

“Many avoidable electrical fires can be traced to the misuse of electric cords, whether through overloaded circuits, poor maintenance or cords being placed under rugs or in high traffic areas,” says State Fire Marshal and Commerce and Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. “Simple safety precautions can reduce these occurrences and help safeguard your home from fires.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office says be prepared, Home Escape Plans Saves Lives

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – If you woke up to a fire in your home, how much time do you think you would have to get to safety? According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), one-third of American households estimated that it would take at least six minutes before a fire in their home would become life-threatening. Unfortunately, the time available is often much less.

“Fire is unpredictable and moves faster than most people realize,” State Fire Marshal Julie Mix McPeak says. “Having a tried and true escape plan with two ways out is essential for ensuring your family’s safety in the event of a fire.”

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal says Be ‘Stop, Drop, and Roll’ Smart

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – “Stop, drop, and roll” has been one of the most recognizable fire safety messages for decades. Many adults remember the concept from being introduced to it as a young child. Unfortunately, it is common for people, especially children, to mistakenly believe that they should utilize stop, drop, and roll as a reaction to all fire situations.

State Fire Marshal Julie Mix McPeak wants to make sure Tennesseans know how and when to stop, drop, and roll. “It is important to stress, especially to children, that stop, drop, and roll is appropriate when your clothing or body is on fire,” says McPeak. “If a fire occurs in a home or a building, however, they need to know that getting out fast and staying out is the priority.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Gree recalls 12 Brands of Dehumidifiers Due to Serious Fire and Burn Hazards; over 2.2 millions units recalled

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – Gree Electric Appliances is recalling 12 brands of dehumidifiers because they can overheat, smoke and catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. There has been more than $2 million in property damage reported.

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

(L) Danby dehumidifier model DDR3011 and (R) Premiere dehumidifier model DDR65CHP are two of the models in this recall.

(L) Danby dehumidifier model DDR3011 and (R) Premiere dehumidifier model DDR65CHP are two of the models in this recall.

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