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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office says Don’t Let Your Summer Barbecue Go up in Smoke

 

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Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – While summer is the perfect time to break out the grill and spend time with family and friends, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is alerting Tennesseans to the dangers that accompany outdoor grilling season.

From 2013-2017, Tennessee fire departments responded to 200 fires involving grills, hibachis, or barbecues. Those fires resulted in four civilian injuries, three firefighter injuries, and $3.4 million in property damage, according to the Tennessee Fire Incident Reporting System (TFIRS).

Grilling-Related Fires Resulted in Injuries, $3.4M in Property Damages from 2013-17

Grilling-Related Fires Resulted in Injuries, $3.4M in Property Damages from 2013-17

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Alternate Turkey Cooking Methods for Thanksgiving

 

USDA - U.S. Department of AgricultureWashington, D.C. – Circumstances can alter the chosen cooking method for a turkey just as a detour causes driver to find an alternate route. A power outage may occur, an oven may fail at an inopportune time, and more than one large food item may need cooking.

The conventional oven—the appliance most often used to cook a whole turkey—is not the only way to get the big bird cooked safely. The following methods suggested by the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline are alternate routes for cooking a turkey safely.

Thanksgiving Day Dinner.

Thanksgiving Day Dinner.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Urges Safety with Outdoor Grilling

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – While summer is the perfect time to gather with family and friends for a BBQ, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) warns that it is also the peak season for outdoor grilling fires. The SFMO reminds outdoor cooks to make fire safety a priority as they start up the grill this summer.

From 2011-2015, Tennessee fire departments responded to 206 fires involving grills, hibachis or barbeques. Those fires resulted in four civilian injuries, four firefighter injuries and $6.2 million in property damage, according to the Tennessee Fire Incident Reporting System (TFIRS).

“Practice safety whenever you grill,” said State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. “Place your grill well away from siding, deck railings, eaves and overhanging branches. Never leave a grill unattended.”

Outdoor Grilling

Outdoor Grilling

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office says be Grill Savvy and Fire Safe this Summer

 

Make sure the only thing going up in smoke is dinner! 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – It is summer in Tennessee and that means its grilling time for many residents. Although, outdoor cooking is a long-cherished tradition for most families, it also increases the possibility of fire-related incidents and injuries.

Gas grills constitute a higher risk, having been involved in an annual average of 7,200 home fires in 2007-2011, while charcoal or other solid-fueled grills were involved in an annual average of 1,400 home fires.

Outdoor Grilling

Outdoor Grilling

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City of Clarksville Lifts Burn Ban

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan announces that the burn ban issued by the City of Clarksville is lifted.

“A couple of weeks ago, there really was no choice. The weather was so hot and dry that almost any spark was dangerous. Fortunately, as you all know, the weather has been cooperating over the past couple of days and we can now lift the burn ban,” said Mayor McMillan. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office shares safety tips for Outdoor Grilling

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Summertime means outdoor grilling time for many Tennessee residents. It is also the peak season for grilling fires. The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office urges outdoor cooks to keep fire safety in mind as they start up the grill this summer.

“Practice safety, whenever you grill,” State Fire Marshal Julie Mix McPeak said. “Place your grill well away from siding, deck railings, eaves and overhanging branches.” She added, “Never leave a grill unattended.”

Outdoor Grilling

Outdoor Grilling

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture issues clarification on Outdoor Grill use during Burn Ban

 

Montgomery CountyMontgomery County, TN – The State of Tennessee Department of Agriculture has issued clarification on outdoor grill use while the current burn ban is in place.

Charcoal and wood fired outdoor grill use remains banned, while natural and propane gas grills are permitted.

Outdoor natural gas or propane gas grills are permitted during the burn ban. Charcoal and wood fired outdoor grills use is BANNED.

Outdoor natural gas or propane gas grills are permitted during the burn ban. Charcoal and wood fired outdoor grills use is BANNED.

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Outdoor Grilling Safety Tips

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – As consumers get ready to fire up their grills this Memorial Day weekend, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is releasing safety tips for consumers to follow when using gas or charcoal grills.

Please keep these safety tips in mind for the holiday weekend and anytime using outdoor grills.

Outdoor Grilling

Outdoor Grilling

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Brady Conatser’s Fundraiser Auction a Huge Success

 

Brady ConatserCunningham, TN – On Saturday, January 21st at 6:00pm a Fundraiser Auction held at the Montgomery Central High School’s Thomas-Young Gym for Brady Conatser, a young man who was paralyzed in a fall during a fainting episode. All the money raised will help pay for Brady’s medical and rehabilitation bills.

Conatser, a 2011 graduate of Montgomery Central, was paralyzed on December 27th when he became light headed and fell hitting his head on a truck bumper and then again on a bolt that was part of the car lift. He damaged his c-4 vertebrae, breaking his neck. He is currently in Atlanta, GA at the Shepherd Center a world renowned rehabilitation center that specializes in spinal cord injuries in young people.

Around 300 people came to the Fundraiser Auction held at the Montgomery Central High School’s Thomas-Young Gym for Brady Conaster Saturday night.

Around 300 people came to the Fundraiser Auction held at the Montgomery Central High School’s Thomas-Young Gym for Brady Conaster Saturday night.

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Thanksgiving Turkey Basics: Alternate Turkey Cooking Methods

 

USDA - U.S. Department of AgricultureWashington, D.C. – Just as a detour causes driver to find an alternate route, circumstances can alter the chosen cooking method for a turkey. An oven may fail at an inopportune time, a power outage may occur, and more than one large food item may need cooking.

The conventional oven—the appliance most often used to cook a whole turkey—is not the only way to get the big bird cooked safely. The following methods suggested by the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline are alternate routes for cooking a turkey safely.

Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving Dinner.

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