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Fires and Shootings Create Busy Night For Clarksville First Responders

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Clarksville Fire, Police, and Emergency Medical Services handled numerous serious calls-for-service overnight, beginning at 7:48pm with a report of a shooting at a residence on Lincoln Drive.

A 24-year-old man was transported by ambulance for a gunshot wound to the left thigh. The man reportedly shot himself by accident while cleaning a firearm.

Officers were dispatched to a shooting at a residence on Ryder Avenue at 2:22am Saturday. Numerous witnesses gave conflicting stories, but the shooting may have stemmed from a prior altercation at a nearby convenience store.

Clarksville Police respond to a shooting on Ryder Avenue.

Clarksville Police respond to a shooting on Ryder Avenue.

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Clarksville Fire Rescue and Police Officers respond to House Fire on Brook Mead Drive

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Clarksville District One patrol officers and Clarksville Fire/Rescue units responded to a house fire on Brook Mead Drive at 6:08pm, Saturday, February 13th, 2016.

Officers determined that nobody was inside the residence and that a relative of the homeowner had already rescued all of the pets before the first officer arrive at 6:11pm.

House Fire on Brook Mead Drive. (Officer Ronald Myers)

House Fire on Brook Mead Drive. (Officer Ronald Myers)

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Tennessee Fire Marshal reports Tennessee Fire Death Rate Hits New Low In 2015

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – For the second consecutive year, Tennessee fire deaths decreased to a new state-record low while the number of lives saved by smoke alarms installed by the state’s fire departments continues to climb.

The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) announces today that fewer unintentional structure fire fatalities occurred in 2015 than in any year in recorded Tennessee history, including a milestone year achieved last year.

Seventy-two (72) people died in accidental home fires across the state in 2015 — down from 76 fatalities in 2014. Both years were record-breaking improvements compared to 2013’s fire fatality total of 100.

Tennessee fire deaths have decreased for the second straight year.

Tennessee fire deaths have decreased for the second straight year.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal asks Tennesseans to Deck the Halls with Care

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The winter holiday season should be a joyous time of year. However, certain types of fires and injuries associated with decorating are all too common and can put a damper on holiday celebrations.

“December is the peak month for home candle fires,” Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Julie Mix McPeak said. “Two out of five home decoration fires are started by candles. To decrease your risk for a home fire, keep safety in mind as you deck the halls this season.”

Holiday house fires can be prevented.

Holiday house fires can be prevented.

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Allstate gives Winter Preparation Tips

 

It May be Warm Now, but Don’t Leave Winter Preparations off Your Holiday List

Allstate InsuranceNashville, TN – With gifts, holiday treats and décor, the holiday season is a favorite time of year for many. But, according to a new Holiday Home Hazards poll by Allstate, holiday planning can also create some unexpected hazards.

Despite this years’ unseasonably warm weather, it is important that Tennesseans don’t put off preparing their homes for upcoming colder temperatures.

Frozen Pipes

Frozen Pipes

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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’s Office Urges Students to take Care in Selecting Off-Campus Housing

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Each year, college and university students living both on- and off-campus experience fire-related emergencies nationwide.

Since January 2000 through June 2015, there have been 170 college/university fire fatalities across the U.S. with a majority of those fire deaths occurring in off-campus housing, according to information compiled by Campus Firewatch.

Those off-campus housing fire deaths had common factors including a lack of automatic fire sprinklers, missing or disabled smoke alarms, careless smoking habits, and the misuse of alcohol — which impairs judgment and hampers evacuation efforts. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Police reports Two Children die in House Fire on Shelby Street

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On Tuesday morning, July 7th, 2015 at approximately 4:15am emergency personnel from the Clarksville Police Department, Clarksville Fire Rescue, and Montgomery County EMS responded to the 400 Block of Shelby Street to a reported house fire.

When they arrived, heavy smoke and flames could be seen coming from the residence. Despite the efforts of emergency personnel, two children ages 9 and 11 died as a result of the fire.

Clarksville Police, Clarksville Fire Rescue, and Montgomery County EMS responded to the house fire on Shelby Street early Tuesday morning.

Clarksville Police, Clarksville Fire Rescue, and Montgomery County EMS responded to the house fire on Shelby Street early Tuesday morning.

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Every Parent should make a Plan of Safety in Case of Fire

 
The Clarksville Fire Department fights a house fire

The Clarksville Fire Department fights a house fire

Clarksville, TN – In only 60 seconds fire can engulf your home.

Think about it. You have one minute between safety and disaster in case of a major home fire.

Do your children know what to do? Do you have a plan for getting out? Is there a fire escape ladder in your child’s bedroom or your bedroom if they are on the second, third or fourth floor of your home? Do you have a fire extinguisher beside your kitchen stove? Have your children learned to “stop, drop and roll” in case their clothes catch on fire? Do you have smoke alarms throughout your home? Are the batteries working in your smoke alarms? Do your children know how to call 911 in case of fire or other real emergency? «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office says check Smoke Alarm Batteries

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The State Fire Marshal’s Office reminds Tennesseans to also change the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

Oftentimes, homeowners don’t know how old their smoke alarms are, or if they’re still functioning properly. That lack of awareness can have deadly consequences: Nearly two-thirds of all home fire deaths result from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.

“Alarms, even those that are hard-wired, should have their batteries replaced regularly and should be tested monthly to ensure they are providing the proper protection,” said Tennessee Commerce and Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. “Any smoke alarm that is 10 years old or older should be replaced entirely.” «Read the rest of this article»

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