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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office says Home Fire Sprinklers Can Buy Time, Save Lives in Home Fires

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is raising awareness of the life-saving capabilities of residential fire sprinkler systems to commemorate the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Home Fire Sprinkler Week (May 19th–25th).

With fires burning hotter and faster than ever before, every second counts when escaping a home fire.

Home fire sprinklers can provide valuable peace of mind to homeowners residing in newly constructed or renovated homes that were constructed with modern building materials, which can burn faster and hotter than “legacy” building materials.

Civilian death rate is 81% lower in a home with fire sprinklers than in homes without them.

Civilian death rate is 81% lower in a home with fire sprinklers than in homes without them.

 

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office reports Smoke Inhalation More Dangerous than Burns in House Fires

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The importance of smoke alarms has never been greater in the survivability of a house fire. Most fire fatalities are caused by smoke inhalation, not by burns.

As the toxicity and speed of smoke increases, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is sharing tips on how you can keep your family safe from the toxic smoke and fumes produced by a home fire.

When a fire grows inside a building, it will deplete most of the available oxygen which slows the burning process.

Toxic Smoke Can Quickly Overcome Residents, Inhibiting Their Escape from a House Fire according to the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office.

Toxic Smoke Can Quickly Overcome Residents, Inhibiting Their Escape from a House Fire according to the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office.

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Clarksville Police report Mobile Home Fire at 202 Notgrass Road

 

Clarksville Police Department (CPD)

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department received a call about a structure fire about 1:45pm at 202 Notgrass Road today, Tuesday, February 18th, 2019.

The mobile home was already evacuated when emergency responders arrived on scene.

There was one man that sustained smoke inhalation and was transported by ambulance to Tennova Healthcare.

Clarksville Police responded to a mobile home fire this afternoon on Notgrass Road. (Sgt Blackmon, CPD)

Clarksville Police responded to a mobile home fire this afternoon on Notgrass Road. (Sgt Blackmon, CPD)

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Reminds Everyone to “Candle with Care” ahead of Valentine’s Day

 

Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO)

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Along with chocolates and flowers, decorative candles are often given by sweethearts at Valentine’s Day (Thursday, February 14th, 2019). While candles are fragrant home décor, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) reminds consumers that candles must be used properly to avoid the potential loss of life, injury, and property damage from an accidental fire.

Though candles might make a house feel more like a home, they can also cause tragedy if they aren’t used correctly.

71 Candle Fires in 2018 lead to 2 Deaths and Over $1.8M in Property Damage according to the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office.

71 Candle Fires in 2018 lead to 2 Deaths and Over $1.8M in Property Damage according to the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office says Cold Weather Brings Increased Risk of Fire Deaths

 

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Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – With most of the Volunteer State experiencing frigid temperatures this week, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is reminding residents that decreasing temperatures bring an increased risk for fires and fire deaths.

When temperatures drop below 15°F, structure fires are twice as likely to occur than when temperatures remain above 32°F, according to state fire data and information from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

January, February Remain the Deadliest Months for Fires in Tennessee.

January, February Remain the Deadliest Months for Fires in Tennessee.

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Clarksville Police investigate possible Arson

 

Clarksville Police Department (CPD)

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Clarksville Police are investigating a possible arson of a residence at 114 Duncan Street occurring around 12:45pm.

Multiple calls came in through 911 about the residence being on fire. The house was fully engulfed within minutes after the calls were received by the 911 center.

There was no one inside of the residence at the time of the fire.

There was a house fire today at 114 Duncan Street. (Sgt Blackmon, Clarksville Police)

There was a house fire today at 114 Duncan Street. (Sgt Blackmon, Clarksville Police)

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For Second Year, Millions Turn to American Red Cross for Help after Record Wildfires, Hurricanes and Devastating Weather

 

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American Red CrossClarksville, TN – In a second consecutive year of record-breaking disasters, millions of people from coast to coast turned to the American Red Cross for shelter, food and comfort.

This year, massive wildfires scorched more than 8.5 million acres—in California alone, residents have suffered back-to-back years of the most destructive wildfires in state history, with the Camp Fire being the most severe.

American Red Cross volunteers deliver meals to emergency workers and volunteers helping with debris clean-up in between storms. (Beth Ferguson/American Red Cross)

American Red Cross volunteers deliver meals to emergency workers and volunteers helping with debris clean-up in between storms. (Beth Ferguson/American Red Cross)

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Warns of Fire Dangers Associated with Heating During Winter

 

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Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – With less than two weeks remaining in 2018, fire fatalities in Tennessee have already exceeded their totals from 2017. 

Ahead of the first day of winter (December 21st), the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is advising Volunteer State residents that the cold weather season is the deadliest time of the year, and fire-safe behaviors could be the difference between life and death when it comes to home heating fires.

Heating equipment is the leading cause of home fire deaths nationally and the second leading known cause in Tennessee.

Tennessee State Fire Marshall's Office reports over 30 Tennesseans Died in House Fires in November through February of Last Year.

Tennessee State Fire Marshall’s Office reports over 30 Tennesseans Died in House Fires in November through February of Last Year.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office says Candle Fires Caused $13M in Damages, Claimed Eight Lives since 2013

 

Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO)

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Decorations can help turn every Scrooge into a Santa, but care must be taken to ensure that a home’s décor is fire safe. To decrease the risk of a home fire, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) reminds consumers that popular holiday decorations, like candles and string lights, can cause tragedy when not used properly.

During the five-year period of 2013-2017 in Tennessee, candles were reported to have caused 385 residential structure fires, eight civilian deaths, 28 civilian injuries, six firefighter injuries and $13 million in fire loss, according to SFMO data. 

Holiday Decorators are Urged to Use Caution when Decorating with Candles

Holiday Decorators are Urged to Use Caution when Decorating with Candles

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office: “Be A Good Elf” When Selecting, Decorating, Maintaining Christmas Trees

 

Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO)

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Opinions may differ on when to start decorating for the holidays, but one thing is certain: Practicing fire safety during the holidays can drastically reduce the likelihood of a home fire. To raise awareness of fire-safe behaviors this holiday season, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is asking Tennesseans to “Be a Good Elf” when it comes to selecting, decorating, and maintaining Christmas trees.

While fire departments only respond to an average of 200 Christmas tree fires per year according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), those fires are far more deadly than other home fires.

Christmas Trees Start an Average of 200 Home Fires Each Year in the United States

Christmas Trees Start an Average of 200 Home Fires Each Year in the United States

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