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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office says be Grill Savvy and Fire Safe this Summer

 

Make sure the only thing going up in smoke is dinner! 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – It is summer in Tennessee and that means its grilling time for many residents. Although, outdoor cooking is a long-cherished tradition for most families, it also increases the possibility of fire-related incidents and injuries.

Gas grills constitute a higher risk, having been involved in an annual average of 7,200 home fires in 2007-2011, while charcoal or other solid-fueled grills were involved in an annual average of 1,400 home fires.

Outdoor Grilling

Outdoor Grilling

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All American Liquidators Inc. aids Tennessee National Guard Soldier after fire destroys home

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Melisa Washington
Tennessee National Guard J9 Military and Family Readiness

Tennessee National GuardSmyrna, TN – When a fire destroyed Sgt. David Adams’ home in Johnson City, Tennessee, this past Wednesday, he was grateful to have his National Guard family at the ready for support. The house caught fire while he was conducting annual training in Alcoa, Tennessee with his unit, Detachment 1, G Troop, 1/230th Air Cavalry.

All of Adams’ belongings were destroyed, but luckily his brother, who was staying in the home at the time, was able to evacuate without injuries.

All American Liquidators Inc., a furniture company in Smyrna, Tenn., donated several pieces of furniture to Sgt. David Adams from Detachment 1, G Troop, 1/230th Air Cavalry Regiment after learning a fire had destroyed the Soldier's home in Johnson City, Tennessee. (Chief Warrant Officer Emily Wiest)

All American Liquidators Inc., a furniture company in Smyrna, Tenn., donated several pieces of furniture to Sgt. David Adams from Detachment 1, G Troop, 1/230th Air Cavalry Regiment after learning a fire had destroyed the Soldier’s home in Johnson City, Tennessee. (Chief Warrant Officer Emily Wiest)

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Clarksville Fire Rescue personnel to be honored by Mayor Kim McMillan at City Council Meeting Thursday

 

Clarksville Fire RescueClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, at the regular session of the City Council meeting on Thursday, May 1st at 7:00pm, will recognize the following Clarksville Fire Rescue personnel for their heroic action in saving the life of the occupant of a trailer fire that occurred on April 9th on Evans Road.

Due to their Bravery, and determination, this lady is alive and on the road to recovery. Let’s turn out for this recognition for a show of support for a job well done.

Persons to be recognized: Lt. Billy Castle, Michael Rios, Richard Cayce, and Jobe Moore.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal says handle Candles with Care

 

Candle Fires are Preventable

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Decorative and fragranced candles are a popular piece of décor in many homes, but they are also a major concern for fire service professionals and other safety organizations. When used improperly, candles may cause significant loss of life, property, and/or cause substantial injuries.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office wants to remind Tennesseans to use candles with care. «Read the rest of this article»

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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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American Red Cross Offers Winter Safety Tips as Middle Tennesseans Face More Bitter Temperatures

 

American Red CrossNashville, TN – As the next wave of frigid below normal temperatures blankets the Middle Tennessee area, the American Red Cross is ready to respond if needed and has some vital safety steps for people to follow to take precautions against the cold. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville-Montgomery County to experience temperatures in the low teens starting Tuesday, January 21st

 

Cold WeatherClarksville, TN – The National Weather Service reports another arctic blast to surge south across Clarksville-Montgomery County. An arctic cold front will move through the mid state on Tuesday bringing a prolonged period of subfreezing temperatures to Middle Tennessee.

Temperatures are expected to remain below freezing across much of the mid state for up to 5 days from Tuesday through Saturday.

Lows in the single digits and teens are expected each day with highs only reaching the 20s and 30s. The low Thursday night is expected to be around 9°F. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal asks “Are you using portable heaters safely?”

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – According to the U.S. Fire Administration, an estimated 900 portable heater fires in homes are reported to U.S. fire departments each year and cause an estimated 70 deaths, 150 injuries and $53 million in property loss.

“We cannot stress enough the importance of following safety precautions when using portable space heating devices in your home,” said State Fire Marshal Julie Mix McPeak. “Keeping fire safety in mind can help save lives and property.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Red Cross Responds as Bitter Temperatures cover much of U.S.; Offers Safety Steps

 

American Red CrossNashville, TN – The American Red Cross is helping people impacted by the frigid cold air covering two-thirds of the country, and offers steps people can take to stay safe during this dangerous weather.

“Our volunteers remain on stand-by to respond if there is a significant, unforeseen, emergency incident or event that displaces individuals from their normal place of dwelling which would cause us to open an emergency shelter,” said David Kitchen, Regional Disaster Program Officer. “We have been closely monitoring the weather system for the past several days and as soon as we realized that the flash freeze had the potential to strand motorists as well as to cause life-threatening situations, we immediately began activating our disaster action plan.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal says Be an alert Chef this Holiday Season

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – For most of us, the holiday season represents a time for family festivities and good cheer. What few of us consider is that the holiday season is a time when there is an increased risk of home fires. Add to that the hectic nature of shopping, event planning, and meal preparation, and the chance for home fires grows even more.

“As everyone gets busier during the holidays, we often become rushed, distracted or tired,” says State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. “That’s when home fires are more likely to occur, especially those in the kitchen.”

Holiday house fires can be prevented.

Holiday house fires can be prevented.

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