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Tennessee State Fire Marshal Reminds Citizens to Heat Homes Safely

 

Alternate heating sources often cause fatal fires

Tennessee State Fire Marshal Nashville, TN – Tennessee Fire Marshal and Commerce and Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak wants to remind Tennesseans to be cautious in the use of alternate heat sources.

“The colder weather means many people will begin to heat their homes with fireplaces, woodstoves and space heaters,” said McPeak. “Cold weather months typically have a higher number of accidental fire injuries and deaths due to the use of these alternate heat sources.”

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal asks residents to prepare homes for cold weather

 

Alternate heating sources often cause fatal fires; use checklist for home

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN - Tennessee Fire Marshal Julie Mix McPeak wants to remind Tennesseans to keep safe and warm, as colder weather becomes more common across the state. But she urges residents to be cautious in the use of alternate heat sources.

“The colder weather means many people will begin to heat their homes with fireplaces, woodstoves and space heaters,” said McPeak. “Cold weather months typically have a higher number of accidental fire injuries and deaths, due to the use of these alternate heat sources.” «Read the rest of this article»

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State Fire Marshal urges winter-hit residents to practice fire safety

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and InsuranceAlternative heat sources often cause fatal blazes
 
Nashville, TN – Department of Commerce and Insurance Commissioner and Fire Marshal Julie Mix McPeak wants to remind Tennesseans to keep safe and warm, as freezing temperatures continually move across the state. She urges residents to be cautious in the use of alternative heat sources.

“The winter weather means many people are heating their homes with fireplaces, woodstoves and space heaters,” said McPeak. “Cold weather months typically have a higher number of accidental fire injuries and deaths due to the use of these alternative heat sources.” «Read the rest of this article»

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On a snowy road in America: snow, politics and wood-burning stoves

 

christine-131.jpgCrossing the state line into Vermont, the first thing I spotted — beside the snow — was a Ron Paul sign. Blue state, it screamed.

My first memorable stop on this On The Road In America sojourn was Brattleboro, a quick pause at the roadside trailer that serves as the Vermont Trailways bus terminal, and the first bit of local news: a story about the upcoming town meeting and a petition to charge President Bush and Vice-President Cheney with war crimes. That was followed by a jumble of news stories about the inroads John McCain is making in his New Hampshire presidential primary bid. I felt right at home. Snow on the ground and political discourse hot enough to melt it. «Read the rest of this article»

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