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Tennessee State Fire Marshal says Only Install Home Security Bars with Quick-Release Device

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Security bars are a common method of household protection against burglary. While burglar bars keep criminals out, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) warns consumers that, in the event of a fire, bars without a quick-release device can block crucial exits and trap residents inside a burning home.

According to the Tennessee Fire Incident Reporting System (TFIRS), between 2012 and 2016, 12 residents died in home fires where security bars were a contributing factor to the fire death. Ten of the 12 deaths occurred in a single incident in Memphis that claimed the lives of three adults and seven children in September 2016.

Between 2012 and 2016, 12 Residents Died In Home Fires Where Security Bars Hindered Escape.

Between 2012 and 2016, 12 Residents Died In Home Fires Where Security Bars Hindered Escape.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal states Most Home Fire Deaths Caused by Smoke, Not Flames

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Home is the place people feel safest from fire, but it’s actually the place they’re at greatest risk. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), approximately 80 percent of all U.S. fire deaths occur in the home. Most home fire fatalities, however, are not caused by burns, but by smoke inhalation.

To help prevent these tragedies, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is reminding residents that the early detection capabilities of a working smoke alarm can mean the difference between life and death.

Most home fire fatalities are caused by smoke inhalation. A working smoke alarm can be a live safer.

Most home fire fatalities are caused by smoke inhalation. A working smoke alarm can be a live safer.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal Urges Caution When Using Medical Oxygen in the Home

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Medical oxygen is a necessity for Tennesseans suffering with respiratory illnesses, but it is among the leading causes of fire fatalities in homes across the state. The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) reminds consumers that homes where medical oxygen is used need to have specific fire safety rules to prevent fires and burns.

“We urge Tennesseans to take extra care when using medical oxygen in the home,” said State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak.

16 Fire Fatalities Involving Medical Oxygen Occurred in Tennessee between 2012 and 2016

16 Fire Fatalities Involving Medical Oxygen Occurred in Tennessee between 2012 and 2016

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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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Tennessee State Fire Marshal says 20 Fire Fatalities make January 2018 Tennessee’s Third-Deadliest Month Since 2010

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The latest tally* of  January fire fatalities has the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) urgently renewing its call that residents turn their focus to fire prevention during the high-risk winter months.

Current SFMO data indicates that 15 fatal fires caused 20 fatalities in Tennessee during January 2018, making it the third-deadliest month for fire deaths since 2010 (December 2016 had 24 deaths; January 2010 had 21 deaths). Historically, January leads all other months in residential fires, heating fires and fatal fires in Tennessee.

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House Fire

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Clarksville Police Officers Donald Gipson and Darren Koski receive Medal of Valor

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On Friday February 2nd, 2018, Clarksville Police Chief Ansley and The Red Cross recognized two officers, Donald Gipson and Darren Koski for their actions during an emergency situation.

Chief Ansley presented the officers with the prestigious Medal of Valor and Katy Hagstrom gave the officers a Red Cross Extraordinary Personal Action Certificate.

Clarksville Police Officers (L to R) Darren Koski and Donald Gipson with their Medal of Valors.

Clarksville Police Officers (L to R) Darren Koski and Donald Gipson with their Medal of Valors.

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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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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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