Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department wants business and vehicle owners to beware, thieves actually do steal car batteries. Since July 13th, 2017, there have been over 120 automotive batteries stolen in the Clarksville area.
The majority were used batteries and trade-ins for new batteries. The used batteries were setting outside of businesses or stored in a caged storage area.
TDH & TEMA Stress Importance of Personal Protection Plans
Nashville, TN – While a tornado can occur anytime throughout the year, the peak risk months in Tennessee for property damage and loss of life from twisters and floods are March, April and May.
Officials with the Tennessee Department of Health and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency this week reminded residents of the need to be alert for severe weather public messaging and to have a plan to protect themselves and their families.
Tennessee Department of Health issues Public Health Advisory on Electronic Cigarettes and similar devices
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health today is issuing a public health advisory on electronic cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems.
The advisory urges caution for consumers using or considering the use of electronic nicotine delivery systems, including electronic cigarettes and other electronic emissions-producing products. It also addresses concerns about secondhand exposures. «Read the rest of this article»
Developing an Emergency Plan is the First Step
Clarksville, TN – Disasters can strike quickly and often without warning. During National Preparedness Month, the American Red Cross, Two Rivers Chapter, encourages all households to get ready for the next emergency or disaster.
“Having a game plan in place is essential for all households so everyone knows what they should do when an emergency occurs,” said Julie Campos, Chapter Executive, Two Rivers Chapter. “National Preparedness Month is a perfect time for Tennessee area residents to create or update their plan.” «Read the rest of this article»
Residents Encouraged to Prepare for More Rain and Potential Floods this Weekend
Clarksville, TN – As Stewart, Houston, Montgomery and surrounding county residents continue their clean-up efforts after Saturday’s flash flood, 58 Red Cross volunteers have worked for the past five days to ensure that residents have had access to food, shelter, emotional support and clean-up supplies.
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.
Steer clear of carbon monoxide hazards this fall
Nashville, TN – According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, each year in America more than 150 people die from accidental, non-fire related carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning associated with consumer products.
These products include faulty, improperly used or incorrectly vented fuel-burning appliances such as furnaces, stoves, water heaters and fireplaces.
CO, often called “the silent killer,” is a gas you cannot see, taste, or smell. It can be created when fossil fuels, such as kerosene, gasoline, coal, natural gas, propane, methane or wood do not burn properly. «Read the rest of this article»
Los Angeles, CA – An experimental device converted energy from a beating heart to provide enough electricity to power a pacemaker, in a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2012.
The findings suggest that patients could power their pacemakers — eliminating the need for replacements when batteries are spent. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee State Fire Marshal reminds Tennesseans to change clocks, smoke alarm batteries for Daylight Savings Time
As time falls back this weekend, take a moment to practice fire safety
Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Fire Marshal Julie Mix McPeak is reminding Tennesseans to change the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors this weekend when they set back 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,” McPeak says. “Use the extra hour we gain this weekend to make sure your home and family are fire-safe.” «Read the rest of this article»
Yonkers, NY – When it comes to getting the job done, it’s not always necessary to shell out top-dollar for the best. The May 2012 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from the publisher of Consumer Reports, has compiled a list of more than 30 great bargains in food, housewares, electronics and more.
These items, which include paper towels, TVs, body lotion, and knives, have performed well in our lab tests and won’t cost you a fortune. «Read the rest of this article»
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