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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Works to Fight Winter Fire Threat

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, 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.

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Montgomery County Animal Care and Control receives PetSmart Grant

 

Montgomery County Animal Care and ControlMontgomery 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.

Montgomery County Animal Care and Control

Montgomery County Animal Care and Control

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal Urges Tennessean to Heat Homes Safely

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, 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.”

Tennessee fire departments responded to 2,572 home structure fires that involved heating equipment from 2011-2015.

Tennessee fire departments responded to 2,572 home structure fires that involved heating equipment from 2011-2015.

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Montgomery County Animal Care and Control rescues 54 Dogs

 

Montgomery County Animal Care and ControlMontgomery 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 Animal Care and Control rescues 54 Dogs

Montgomery County Animal Care and Control rescues 54 Dogs

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Montgomery County Animal Care and Control need Volunteers Sunday

 

Montgomery County Animal Care and ControlMontgomery 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.

Montgomery County Animal Care and Control

Montgomery County Animal Care and Control

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal says Cook Safely this Thanksgiving Season

 

Thanksgiving is the Leading Day for Home Fires Involving Cooking Equipment

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, 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.

An estimated 2,000 Thanksgiving Day fires in residential buildings are reported to U.S. fire departments each year according to the U.S. Fire Administration.

An estimated 2,000 Thanksgiving Day fires in residential buildings are reported to U.S. fire departments each year according to the U.S. Fire Administration.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Launches “Be a Good Elf” Holiday Safety Campaign

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, 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.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal says Colder Weather can lead to Increased Fire, Carbon Monoxide Risks

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, 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.”

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal says Check Smoke Alarms When Changing Clocks

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, 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.”

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American Red Cross Says Turn and Test: Turn Back Clocks and Test Smoke Alarms

 

American Red CrossNashville, 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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