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Tennessee Fire Marshal’s Office says Practice Good Fire Safety Habits With Your Christmas Tree

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Christmas trees are among the cornerstones of holiday celebrations. They’re lovely reminders of childhood, family traditions, and natural beauty. But a Christmas tree can also be among the deadliest of household fire hazards when they aren’t properly maintained or when they’re kept near heat sources.

While fire departments only respond to an average of 200 Christmas tree fires per year according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), those fires are far more deadly than other home fires.

Holiday house fires can be prevented.

Holiday house fires can be prevented.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office: “Be A Good Elf” When Selecting, Decorating, Maintaining Christmas Trees

 

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Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Opinions may differ on when to start decorating for the holidays, but one thing is certain: Practicing fire safety during the holidays can drastically reduce the likelihood of a home fire. To raise awareness of fire-safe behaviors this holiday season, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is asking Tennesseans to “Be a Good Elf” when it comes to selecting, decorating, and maintaining Christmas trees.

While fire departments only respond to an average of 200 Christmas tree fires per year according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), those fires are far more deadly than other home fires.

Christmas Trees Start an Average of 200 Home Fires Each Year in the United States

Christmas Trees Start an Average of 200 Home Fires Each Year in the United States

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Fort Campbell Soldiers, Families to Receive Christmas Trees from Trees for Troops

 

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Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Program Fort Campbell Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) are working with FedEx Freight to deliver approximately 500 live Christmas trees to Fort Campbell Soldiers as part of the Trees for Troops program.

Trees will be available Saturday, December 8th, 2018 from 9:30am until 1:30pm for junior enlisted Soldiers and 2:00pm-4:30pm for any active duty Soldiers, while supplies last. (Military ID Cards will be checked).

Trees For Troops to bring Christmas Trees to Fort Campbell soldiers on Saturday, December 8th. (Christmas SPIRIT Foundation)

Trees For Troops to bring Christmas Trees to Fort Campbell soldiers on Saturday, December 8th. (Christmas SPIRIT Foundation)

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City of Clarksville to offer Christmas tree recycling

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Beginning Monday, January 1st, 2018, the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Forestry Division and the Clarksville Tree Board will offer Clarksville residents fresh-cut Christmas tree recycling at Heritage Park.

Residents can drop off their undecorated, unbagged, live Christmas trees during park hours, dawn until dusk, through Friday, January 12th.

Residents urged to drop off Christmas Trees at Heritage Park starting January 1st, 2018.

Residents urged to drop off Christmas Trees at Heritage Park starting January 1st, 2018.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Urges Care with Christmas Trees

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – While opinions may differ on how soon is too soon to put up holiday decorations, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) reminds consumers that one thing is not up for debate: Dry and neglected Christmas trees can cause fires.

To avoid a devastating home fire, the SFMO encourages Tennesseans to keep fire safety in mind when trimming the tree this holiday season.

Each year, fire departments nationwide respond to an average of 210 structure fires caused by Christmas trees according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

Holiday house fires can be prevented.

Holiday house fires can be prevented.

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Fort Campbell Soldiers and Families to Receive Christmas Trees from Trees for Troops Program

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Active Duty Soldiers and their families will receive a special holiday delivery from FedEx on Saturday, December 2nd, 2017. FedEx Freight will deliver more than 300 live Christmas trees to help service members and their families celebrate the holidays.

Fort Campbell Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers and the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, will host the 2017 Trees For Troops initiative. Trees will be available at the Division Parade Field parking lot on a first come first served basis from 9:30am to 1:30pm for junior enlisted and 2:00pm to 4:30pm for any Active Duty Soldiers.

Trees For Troops to bring Christmas Trees to Fort Campbell soldiers on Saturday, December 2nd. (Christmas SPIRIT Foundation)

Trees For Troops to bring Christmas Trees to Fort Campbell soldiers on Saturday, December 2nd. (Christmas SPIRIT Foundation)

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Montgomery County Parks and Recreation Recycling Christmas Trees at Rotary Park

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – The Montgomery County Parks and Recreation Department is collecting live Christmas trees for recycling at Rotary Park.

All tree donations must have decorations removed. Trees may be dropped off in the gravel lot across from the playground and will be accepted until February 3rd, 2017. The tree donations will be mulched and recycled for trail enhancement.

Rotary Park is located at 2308 Rotary Park Drive.

Bring your live Christmas trees to Rotary Park for recycling.

Bring your live Christmas trees to Rotary Park for recycling.

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Clarksville’s Dunbar Cave State Park Programs for January 9th through January 13th, 2015

 

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, TNDunbar Cave State Natural Area has been a State Park since 1973. The cave and its surrounding 110 acres have considerable scenic, natural and historical significance. The entrance offered shelter to prehistoric Native Americans as far back as 10,000 years.

Dunbar Cave State Natural Area will present many nature programs during the year. There are programs for children and adults.

Some of the upcoming events include: Volunteer Day, Lake Trail Walk, Port Royal History Walk, Bird Hike at Port Royal, Cave Entrance Use, and Day to Night Hike.

Geese at Dunbar Cave State Park

Geese at Dunbar Cave State Park

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Recycle you Christmas Tree at Dunbar Cave State Park

 

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – From now through January 10th, the Friends of Dunbar Cave will accept your used Christmas trees for their Trees to Trails project.

The trees will be turned to mulch and will be spread on the dam trail. Please ensure that all decorations have been removed and that they are tinsel-free. The drop-off location will be in the park’s parking lot.

Dunbar Cave State Park is located at 401 Old Dunbar Cave Road, Clarksville Tennessee.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Urges Fire Safety for Christmas Trees

 

Video show hazards posed by dry trees

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The State Fire Marshal’s Office is reminding Tennesseans with natural, fresh-cut Christmas trees to keep them in water because of the fire risk posed when they are allowed to dry out.

“Properly maintaining a cut Christmas tree’s moisture content by keeping it in water significantly reduces the chance that its needles will dry out and pose a fire hazard,” said Gary West, deputy commissioner of the Fire Prevention Division, Department of Commerce and Insurance.

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