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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office says Take Fire Safety Seriously During Winter Storm

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – As winter tightens its grip on the Volunteer State this week with hazardous sub-zero temperatures, the State Fire Marshal’s Office reminds Tennesseans how crucial it is to keep fire safety in mind as weather conditions worsen.

“Brutally cold weather can drastically increase fire risks during what is already a peak season for residential fires,” said Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. “It is crucial to make fire safety a priority in and around our homes to avoid the devastation that can accompany frigid temperatures.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office reports working Smoke Alarm Saves Homeowners’ Lives in Arlington Fire

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – A smoke alarm installed through the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office “Get Alarmed Tennessee” smoke-alarm distribution program is credited with saving the lives of two people in Arlington, TN in the wake of a Wednesday house fire.

Floor mats kept too close to space heater ignited in a bathroom at the home at 11810 U.S. Highway 64 in Arlington on Wednesday and caused the blaze, which was extinguished by fire crews.

But a potentially tragic situation was avoided because the two homeowners who were asleep in the home at the time of the fire were awakened by their working smoke alarm and escaped the house unharmed. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal says being alert is key ingredient in Holiday Safety Recipe

 

Unattended cooking is the leading cause of U.S. home fires and home fire injuries

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The State Fire Marshal’s Office is urging cooks across Tennessee to practice good safety habits in the kitchen during the hectic holiday season.

Unattended cooking ranks as the leading cause of U.S. home fires and home-fire injuries and can take a devastating toll. During 2009-2013, Tennessee fire departments reported 9,847 residential structure fires involving cooking equipment. These fires resulted in 33 civilian deaths, 249 civilian injuries, and $37.6 million in direct property damage. «Read the rest of this article»

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American Red Cross Launching Major Initiative to Reduce Fire Deaths

 

Volunteers to Focus on Clarksville Neighborhood Identified as Deadliest in State

American Red CrossClarksville, TN – American Red Cross volunteers from the Two Rivers Chapter are joining thousands of other volunteers across the country this weekend to kick-off a new effort to drastically reduce the number of people killed in house fires. «Read the rest of this article»

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Nest Protect Smoke + CO Alarms Recalled for Repair by Nest Labs Due to Failure to Sound Alert

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports Nest Labs is recalling for repair  Nest Protect Smoke + CO Alarms because the alert can fail to sound.

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Nest Protect Smoke + CO Alarms recalled.

Nest Protect Smoke + CO Alarms recalled.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal says Be Prepared, Home escape plans save lives

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – If you woke up to a fire in your home, how much time do you think you would have to get to safety?

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), one-third of American households estimate that it would take at least six minutes before a fire in their home became life-threatening. Unfortunately, the time available is often much less.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal says check your Smoke Alarms when you change your Clocks

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Commerce and Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Julie Mix McPeak reminds Tennesseans to change the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors this weekend when they change their clocks Saturday night for daylight saving time. McPeak also urges everyone to consider the age of their 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,” McPeak says. “It is also important to note that any smoke alarm that is 10-years-old or older should be replaced entirely.”

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal says be Winter Weather Wise and Make Fire Safety a Priority

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The wave of harsh winter weather rolling through the Volunteer State is leaving a trail of destruction in its wake that includes home fires, frozen pipes, and power outages.  The State Fire Marshal’s Office wants to remind Tennesseans how crucial it is to keep fire safety in mind during the winter months.

“The brutally cold conditions we have experienced this week can drastically increase fire risks during what is already a peak season for residential fires,” said State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. “It is crucial to make fire safety a priority in and around our homes to avoid the damage that can accompany frigid temperatures.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office urges older adults to take fire safety measures

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Knowing what to do in the event of a fire is particularly important for older adults. At age 65, people are twice as likely to be killed or injured by fires compared to the population at large.

Presently, adults aged 65 and older make up 12 percent of the total U.S. population and that number grows every year. The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office urges older adults across the state  to take the necessary steps to stay safe and encourage and educate their families to do so as well. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office urges residents use portable heaters safely

 

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 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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