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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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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office says State’s Overall Fire Death Rate Follows National Downward Trend

 

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Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Tennessee’s overall fire death rate continues to decline following the national downward trend in the reduction of fire deaths according to statistics compiled in the recently completed annual report for the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO).

The report, which includes details of Tennessee’s overall declining fire death rate along with statewide fire prevention and education efforts, compiles data provided by fire departments from across the Volunteer State along with information, statistics, and advancements made by the SFMO’s eight sections: Education & Outreach; Fire Investigations; Codes Enforcement; Residential, Electrical and Marina Inspections; Manufactured Housing and Modular Buildings; Fire Service and Codes Enforcement Academy; Firefighting Commission; and Administrative Services.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Offers Fire Safety Tips for Manufactured Homebuyers

 

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Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Tennessee’s reputation as a destination for families is driving the demand for new homes across the Volunteer State and manufactured homes are an affordable option for many. As part of ensuring fire safety in new and used manufactured homes, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) works with manufacturers, retailers, installers, and consumers to ensure manufactured homes in the Volunteer State are a fire-safe housing option.

Just as site-built homes are constructed according to a specific building code, manufactured homes are constructed to HUD standards.

Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Offers Information, Tips on Staying Fire-Safe in a Manufactured Home.

Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Offers Information, Tips on Staying Fire-Safe in a Manufactured Home.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Issues Guidance on Power Reconnection Following Floods

 

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Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN –  As recovery from February’s flooding continues, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is working with local power companies to help safely restore power to homes in flood-affected areas and reminding consumers to focus on fire and electrical safety during this period.

Unprecedented rainfall in February caused flooding across Tennessee, resulting in Tennessee Governor Bill Lee recently issuing a flood-related Executive Order. Since February 23rd, 2019, 83 of Tennessee’s 95 counties have reported flood damages and impacts, along with 19 counties issuing State of Emergency declarations.

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

 

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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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Clarksville Fire Rescue offers Free Smoke Alarms

 

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Clarksville Fire RescueClarksville, TN – Free, professionally installed smoke alarms are available to qualifying local households from Clarksville Fire Rescue and the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office.

Residents must fill out an online smoke alarm request or contact the Clarksville Fire Rescue Prevention Office at 931.645.7462 for assistance.

The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office processes the request and shares it with Fire Rescue, which contacts the resident and handles the scheduling and installation.

Clarksville Fire Rescue personnel install a smoke alarm at a local residence. Fire Rescue and the State Fire Marshal’s Office offer the smoke alarms to qualifying households who apply for the free service. (Capt. Michael Rios, Clarksville Fire Rescue)

Clarksville Fire Rescue personnel install a smoke alarm at a local residence. Fire Rescue and the State Fire Marshal’s Office offer the smoke alarms to qualifying households who apply for the free service. (Capt. Michael Rios, Clarksville Fire Rescue)

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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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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Offers Do’s and Don’ts for Using Wood-Burning Heating Alternatives

 

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Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Colder temperatures are in the forecast for many Tennesseans as we approach the weekend, and the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is reminding Volunteer State residents to keep safety in mind when choosing to use alternative heating options as a way to stay warm.

Wood-burning heat sources, like wood stoves and fireplaces, are common in Tennessee and are just as hazardous as traditional heating sources (electric, gas). According to state fire data from 2013 – 2017, wood-burning stoves or fireplaces were involved in 9% of heating fires, but accounted for 38% of heating fire deaths.

Wood-Burning Heating Equipment Cause Over $10.7M in Loss from 2013-2017 according to the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office.

Wood-Burning Heating Equipment Cause Over $10.7M in Loss from 2013-2017 according to the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office.

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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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