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Tennessee State Fire Marshal Offers Home Fire Safety Tips for Pet Owners

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – For many Tennesseans, pets provide comfort, friendship, and unconditional love. Unfortunately, a pet can not only be the victim of a home fire, but the unintentional cause of it as well. The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office wants to educate pet owners on important precautions to keep pets, people, and property safe from fire.

“We remind Tennesseans that fire safety is a key component of responsible pet ownership,” said State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. “Simple preventative measures can and should be implemented to protect pets from the devastating effects of fire.”

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal Reminds Tennesseans to Heat Homes Safely

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office is reminding Tennesseans to keep safe and warm as colder weather becomes more common across the state. Residents are urged to use extra caution with the use of alternate heat sources.

“The arrival of colder weather means many people will begin to heat their homes with fireplaces, woodstoves, and space heaters,” said Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Julie Mix McPeak. “The drop in temperature traditionally brings a rise in fire deaths and injuries due to the use of these alternate heat sources.”

Heating equipment is a major cause of house fires.

Heating equipment is a major cause of house fires.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal gives Tennesseans Tips to Heat Homes Safely

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Tennessee State Fire Marshal Gary West is reminding Tennesseans to keep fire safety in mind as they heat their homes this winter season. As temperatures dip, it is important to know the proper way to use different methods of heating.

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

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal reminds everyone about Carbon Monoxide Hazards

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The Tennessee State Fire Marshal Gary West is reminding Tennesseans to steer clear of carbon monoxide hazards.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, each year in America more than 150 people die from accidental, non-fire related carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning associated with consumer products.

These products include faulty, improperly used or incorrectly vented fuel-burning appliances such as furnaces, stoves, water heaters and fireplaces. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Urges Caution with Outdoor Burning

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – As warmer weather approaches, many Tennesseans are sprucing up their outdoor property. These maintenance efforts often include the burning of limbs, lumber and other debris.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office wants the public to be aware of outdoor-burning safety precautions to ensure that only the desired foliage goes up in smoke. «Read the rest of this article»

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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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Tennessee State Fire Marshal asks residents to prepare homes for cold weather

 

Alternate heating sources often cause fatal fires; use checklist for home

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Tennessee Fire Marshal Julie Mix McPeak wants to remind Tennesseans to keep safe and warm, as colder weather becomes more common across the state. But she urges residents 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.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Nashville Lawn and Garden Show, March 1st – 4th

 

The Perfect Place to Prepare for Spring
The Tennessee State Fairgrounds is the location for this annual celebration of all things green & growing featuring gardens, free lectures, exhibits and more!

Nashville Lawn and Garden ShowNashville, TN – The 23rd Annual Nashville Lawn & Garden Show will return to the Tennessee State Fairgrounds  on Thursday, March 1st, through Sunday, March 4th, ready to welcome thousands of people to Tennessee’s largest annual gardening event.

Gardens Past, Present & Future is the theme for the 4-day show that is a “must-go” event for anyone who loves spring flowers and plants, can’t wait to plant a vegetable garden, wants some gardening tips and landscaping ideas, or enjoys shopping for outdoor décor and garden gadgets.

Garden scene from the Nashville Lawn & Garden Show.

Garden scene from the Nashville Lawn & Garden Show.

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Clarksville Fire Rescue Offers Free Home Screenings

 

Clarksville Fire RescueClarksville, TN – Through the month of December, Clarksville Fire Rescue will offer free home screenings for city residents.  These fire safety screenings will include a check of all safety equipment like smoke detectors and other alarms, making sure each family has an escape plan if a fire occurs and a general inspection for fire hazards in the home.

“This is the first time Clarksville Fire Rescue has offered this service and we’re very excited about the program,” said Clarksville Fire Marshal Ray Williams. “Most fire related deaths happen between December and February each year and most fatalities involve people over 65 and children 5 years old or younger.  This program will save lives by helping Clarksville’s families be prepared.” «Read the rest of this article»

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State Fire Marshal urges winter-hit residents to practice fire safety

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and InsuranceAlternative heat sources often cause fatal blazes
 
Nashville, TN – Department of Commerce and Insurance Commissioner and Fire Marshal Julie Mix McPeak wants to remind Tennesseans to keep safe and warm, as freezing temperatures continually move across the state. She urges residents to be cautious in the use of alternative heat sources.

“The winter weather means many people are heating 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 alternative heat sources.” «Read the rest of this article»

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