Topic: Fire Safety
Nashville, TN – As families prepare to gather for Thanksgiving Day feasts this Thursday, November 28th, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office reminds Tennesseans that the recipe for holiday fire safety always includes adding good cooking safety habits.
Unfortunately, Thanksgiving is the No. 1 day of the year for home fires involving cooking equipment, with three times the average number of fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is reminding Tennesseans to not send fire safety on a summer vacation. Overall, summer is statistically less deadly than winter when it comes to fires.
However, summer comes with its own set of dangers that parents and homeowners shouldn’t forget. Remember: Your family’s survival during a home fire this summer could depend on the preparations you take today.
Historical fire data from the Tennessee Fire Incident Reporting System (TFIRS) illustrates some of the fire risks during the summertime.
Clarksville, TN – Dunbar 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.
The upcoming events include: Fire & Fireworks Safety, Water Wellness and Backyard Farming.
Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO)
Nashville, TN – Tennessee’s reputation as a destination for families is driving the demand for new homes across the Volunteer State and manufactured homes are an affordable option for many. As part of ensuring fire safety in new and used manufactured homes, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) works with manufacturers, retailers, installers, and consumers to ensure manufactured homes in the Volunteer State are a fire-safe housing option.
Just as site-built homes are constructed according to a specific building code, manufactured homes are constructed to HUD standards.
Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office
Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office reports that Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has declared September 2018 as Campus Fire Safety Month to raise awareness of fire hazards and promote fire safety for college students who live both on and off campus.
September is recognized across the United States as National Campus Fire Safety Month. Since 2005, over 400 proclamations have been signed by governors from across the nation recognizing September as Campus Fire Safety Month.
Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO)
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is reminding parents and caregivers of the necessity of child fire safety education this summer in light of a recent analysis of state fire data that reveals an ongoing increase in child fire fatalities during the months of June and July.
Data from the Tennessee Fire Incident Reporting System shows that since 2010 there is an observed increase in fire fatalities and multiple fatality incidents involving children under 18 in the months of June and July. In fact, 16 percent of all Tennessee house fire victims under the age of 18 died in fires in June and July.
Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office gives tips to Ensure your Vacation is as Fire Safe as it is Fun
Remembering Hotel/Motel Safety Tips Make Summer Traveling Safer
Nashville, TN – As the school year comes to a close, many Tennesseans will soon embark on family vacations. The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) reminds travelers to incorporate fire safety into travel plans when hitting the road for your summer retreat.
“Hotels and motels often become your temporary residence when traveling, so it’s important that you and your family are familiar with your surroundings and have a plan just in case an emergency arises,” said Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Julie Mix McPeak.
Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Encourages Tennesseans to Remember Fire Safety when Spring Cleaning
Excessive Household Content Increases Risks for Residents and First Responders
Nashville, TN – With spring officially underway, many Tennesseans are gearing up for a thorough round of spring cleaning. The State Fire Marshal’s Office reminds residents of the importance of incorporating fire safety into household cleaning plans.
“Routine cleaning can help reduce common household fire hazards and make your home, family, and neighbors safer,” said State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. “It’s crucial to properly maintain items such as clothes dryers and electric cords and to properly address the fire risk created by having excessive content in the home.”
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) reminds parents, educators, and caregivers to teach children the importance of fire safety early and often to help prevent the devastation that can result from youth fire play.
“One of the primary causes of residential fire deaths and injuries for children under 10 is playing with a heat source, which includes lighters and matches,” said State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. “It is vital that children understand the dangers associated with fire and that they know items like these are tools for adult use only.”
Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Highlights 208th Life Saved by Urging Tennesseans to “Get Alarmed”
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) announces today that smoke alarms installed as part of the “Get Alarmed” program are credited with saving 208 Tennesseans from fire danger over the past five years.
This program takes special focus during the high-risk winter months when the colder temperatures cause a dramatic rise in fire-related deaths and injuries. In marking this milestone, the SFMO renews its call that Tennesseans make fire safety a priority this winter, which is the peak season for residential fires.
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