Topic: Julie Mix McPeak
Nashville, TN – Residential electrical fires kill as many as 280 Americans each year and injure 1,000 more. Some of these fires are caused by electrical system failures, but many more are caused by incorrectly installed wiring and overloaded circuits and extension cords.
“Many avoidable electrical fires can be traced to the misuse of electric cords, whether through overloaded circuits, poor maintenance or cords being placed under rugs or in high traffic areas,” says State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. “Simple safety precautions can reduce these occurrences and help safeguard your home from fires.” «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – As spring storms pop up this month, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office wants to remind Tennesseans to keep safety in mind when lightning and storms are imminent.
“Lightning strikes can cause fires. And, as the season’s warmer weather gives rise to storm activity, we want Tennesseans to know what the risks and precautions are,” says State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. “It is important to monitor weather conditions and get to a safe place before the climate becomes threatening.”
Nashville, TN – Tennessee residents often choose to make their homes in woodland settings – in or near forests, rural areas or remote mountain sites. There, homeowners enjoy the beauty of the environment, but also face the very real danger of wildfire.
“Wildfires often begin unnoticed,” Tennessee Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak says. “They spread quickly, igniting brush, trees and homes. Reduce your risk by preparing now, before a wildfire starts. Meet with your family to decide what to do and where to go if wildfires threaten your area.”
Nashville, TN – As the weather slowly warms, many Tennesseans are sprucing up their outdoor property. Because these maintenance efforts often include the burning of limbs, lumber and other debris, the State Fire Marshal’s Office wants the public to be aware of outdoor-burning safety precautions.
“Negligent outdoor burning can lead to death, injury, property loss and environmental damage,” says State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. “Care must be taken to ensure that burnings are conducted safely.” «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – According to the Tennessee Fire Incident Reporting System (TFIRS), 14 percent of the state’s fire deaths last year resulted from fires caused by smoking, which made smoking the leading cause of the state’s fire fatalities in 2012.
“Putting out a cigarette or other smoking material the right way only takes seconds,” State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak says. “Those seconds can mean the difference between a fire-safe home and a home devastated by a tragic fire.”
Nashville, TN – The presence of portable, medical oxygen in Tennessee homes has grown over the past decade, and so has the need for education about the fire hazards associated with its use. Medical oxygen adds a higher percentage of oxygen to the air a patient uses to breathe.
Fire needs oxygen to burn. If a fire should start in an oxygen-enriched area, the material burning will burn more quickly. «Read the rest of this article»
Change your clocks and smoke alarm batteries
Nashville, TN - With the loss of 11 lives to residential structure fires since February 28th, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office is encouraging all Tennesseans to change their smoke alarm batteries when they change their clocks Saturday night for daylight saving time.
“Alarms, even those that are hard-wired, should have their batteries replaced regularly and should be tested monthly to ensure they’re providing the proper protection,” State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak says.
Picking the right financial adviser, being vigilant pays off
Nashville, TN – “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is,” the saying goes. To help Tennesseans avoid common investment pitfalls, the Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) Securities Division would like to provide some tips for investors.
It is crucial that investors and would-be investors maintain the right perspective about their money. Consumers who make rash, poorly informed investment decisions often fall prey to fraudulent activity – especially when investing with people who are not registered with the State to sell securities or who are selling unregistered securities products. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Every day, Americans experience the tragedy of a residential fire. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, more than 3,500 Americans die and approximately 18,300 are injured annually in fires. One of the primary causes of residential fire deaths and injuries for children under 10 is playing with a heat source, which includes lighters and matches.
“We urge parents to teach children at an early age about the dangers of playing with fire, to prevent child injuries, fire deaths and fire-setting behavior,” State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak says. “If your child expresses curiosity about fire or has been playing with fire, calmly but firmly explain the dangers and that matches and lighters are tools for adults only.” «Read the rest of this article»
Safety effort includes Tips on Preventing Scalds
Nashville, TN – It’s National Burn Awareness Week, and the State Fire Marshal’s Office is joining the American Burn Association to promote this year’s scald prevention theme.
“Although anyone can sustain a scald burn, certain people are more likely to be scalded – infants, young children, older adults and people with disabilities. These high-risk groups are also more likely to require hospitalization, suffer complications and experience a difficult recovery,” says State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. “Most burn injuries occur in the person’s own home, and the vast majority of these injuries can be prevented.” «Read the rest of this article»
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