Topic: House fire
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) urges Tennesseans to place special focus on home fire safety during what has traditionally been the most tragic week for fire-related incidents in the Volunteer State.
Since 2010, Tennessee has averaged 2.75 fatal fires (22 in 8 years) and 3.375 fire deaths (27 in 8 years) during the second week of January according to SFMO data. This is the highest number of both fires and victims for any week of the year and is nearly double the rate of the average week.
Montgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Animal Care and Control is pleased to be the recipient of a $10,000.00 PetSmart Charities grant. This grant provides emergency medical funds for the 56 dogs that were rescued from a house fire in November.
“PetSmart Charities continues to be a great partner and supporter of our facility,” stated Animal Control Director Jeanette Farrell.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) reminds Tennesseans to keep safety in mind as they heat their homes during the winter season. Residents are urged to use extra caution with the use of alternate heat sources, such as portable heaters.
“We cannot stress enough the importance of following safety precautions when heating your home during the colder months,” said Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Julie Mix McPeak. “Employing just a few basic steps this winter can help ensure that your family is kept as safe as they are warm.”
Montgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Animal Care and Control (MCACC) responded to a house fire on November 26th, 2016 and took into custody 54 dogs and 2 geckos.
Of the 54 dogs, there were 21 puppies, 30 intact female breeding dogs and 3 intact male breeding dogs. All the animals suffered a wide variety of health issues – some minor, like fleas and overgrown nails, and some severe, such as blindness, heart murmurs and more.
Montgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Animal Care and Control desperately needs Volunteers for Sunday, November 27th!
Animal Control responded to a house fire this evening and placed 56 animals into protective custody. Unfortunately 10 animals perished in the fire.
MCACC needs volunteers to assist in cleaning and feeding the shelter animals tomorrow, while the shelter staff takes care of all the protective custody animals.
Thanksgiving is the Leading Day for Home Fires Involving Cooking Equipment
Nashville, TN – As families prepare to gather for Thanksgiving Day feasts this Thursday, November 24th, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) urges Tennesseans to avoid careless cooking habits that can lead to fires.
Cooking safety is a key component to the SFMO’s recently launched holiday safety campaign, developed in response to an annual increase of home fires during the holiday season.
“The excitement of a Thanksgiving get-together can lead to distractions for holiday cooks,” said State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak.
Nashville, TN – ‘Tis the season for cheerful decorations, family gatherings, and…home fires? Unfortunately, the holiday season means greater risks of fire hazards as homeowners spend more time indoors in kitchens and installing electrical holiday decorations.
The State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) announces today a new safety campaign to spread awareness of holiday fire risks and the ways they can be avoided. The campaign was launched in response to an annual increase of home fires during the holiday season.
Nashville, TN – Cooler temperatures settling into the Volunteer State this week have many Tennesseans turning on heating sources they have been dormant for months. The State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) urges consumers to take safety measures to avoid fire and carbon monoxide hazards that can result from household heating appliances.
’”The change in the weather has historically resulted in a spike in homes fire and home fire-related injuries and deaths,” said State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. “It’s of utmost importance for Tennesseans to keep safety in mind when heating their homes.”
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) reminds Tennesseans to take the time to check their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when turning clocks back one hour this Sunday, November 6th, 2016.
“As Daylight Saving Time comes to an end, we encourage citizens to use the extra hour gained to change the batteries in their smoke alarms,” said State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. “In addition, we remind Tennesseans that any smoke alarm 10 years old or older should be replaced entirely.”
Nashville, TN – Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday, November 6th, 2016 and the American Red Cross reminds everyone to ‘turn’ their clocks back an hour and ‘test’ the batteries in their smoke alarms.
The Red Cross recommends that all Tennessee residents have working smoke alarms on every level of their home, including inside and outside bedrooms.
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