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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s office says be Weather Wise about Fire Safety during Winter’s Coldest Months

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – As winter weather rolls through the Volunteer State leaving a trail of frozen pipes, power outages and house fires in its wake, the State Fire Marshal’s Office wants to remind Tennesseans how crucial it is to keep fire safety in mind during the winter months.

“Brutally cold weather can drastically increase fire risks during what is already a peak season for residential fires,” said Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. “It is crucial to make fire safety a priority in and around our homes to avoid the devastation that can accompany frigid temperatures.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Center for Disease Control Boating Safety Tips to keep you Safe this Summer

 

Centers for Disease Control and PreventionWashington, D.C. – Everyone, on all types of boats, should wear properly-fitted life jackets, or personal flotation devices (PFD) says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). By wearing a life jacket, you can dramatically decrease your chances of drowning while boating. “Wear It!” every time you’re on the water.

Recreational boating can be a wonderful way to spend time with family and friends. And making safety a priority can ensure that boating stays fun.

Wear It - Stay Safe while Boating this Summer

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office offers Tips to be Safe while Camping this Summer

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – As Tennesseans pack up and head out to their favorite campsites, the State Fire Marshal’s Office urges campers to be aware of carbon monoxide dangers in and around tents and RVs.

Carbon monoxide (CO), often called “the silent killer,” is an invisible, odorless gas created when fuels (such as kerosene, gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, oil, and methane) burn incompletely. Carbon monoxide can result from camping equipment, such as barbecue grills, portable generators or other fuel-powered devices.

Going camping? Be aware of Carbon Monoxide Dangers

Going camping? Be aware of Carbon Monoxide Dangers

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Center for Disease Control tips for preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning on Your Boat

 

Centers for Disease Control and PreventionWashington, D.C. – Gasoline-powered engines on boats, including onboard generators, produce carbon monoxide (CO), a colorless and odorless gas that can poison or kill someone who breathes too much of it.

Larger boats, such as houseboats, sometimes have generators that vent toward the rear of the boat. This venting poses a danger of CO poisoning to people on the rear swim deck or water platform.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning on Your Boat

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Center for Disease Control says Stay Safe while Boating this Summer

 

Centers for Disease Control and PreventionWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says everyone, on all types of boats, should wear properly-fitted life jackets, or personal flotation devices (PFD). By wearing a life jacket, you can dramatically decrease your chances of drowning while boating. “Wear It!” every time you’re on the water.

Recreational boating can be a wonderful way to spend time with family and friends. And making safety a priority can ensure that boating stays fun.

Wear It - Stay Safe while Boating this Summer

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