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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office says Home Fire Sprinklers Can Buy Time, Save Lives in Home Fires

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is raising awareness of the life-saving capabilities of residential fire sprinkler systems to commemorate the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Home Fire Sprinkler Week (May 19th–25th).

With fires burning hotter and faster than ever before, every second counts when escaping a home fire.

Home fire sprinklers can provide valuable peace of mind to homeowners residing in newly constructed or renovated homes that were constructed with modern building materials, which can burn faster and hotter than “legacy” building materials.

Civilian death rate is 81% lower in a home with fire sprinklers than in homes without them.

Civilian death rate is 81% lower in a home with fire sprinklers than in homes without them.

 

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Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance Shares Tips for Students Moving into Off-Campus Housing

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – With the month of August underway, many Tennessee college students are preparing to move into rental apartments and houses—some for the first time.

The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) urges first-time renters to be aware of their rights as tenants and to practice fire safety in their off-campus home.    

                   

TDCI urges Students to be aware of their renters rights and to practice fire safety in off-campus housing.

TDCI urges Students to be aware of their renters rights and to practice fire safety in off-campus housing.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal says Use Care in Selecting Off-Campus Housing

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – As the summer season winds down, college students begin preparations for the fall semester. While some will be first-time students moving into residence halls, many will be moving off-campus and living on their own for the first time.

The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) urges students and their parents to choose fire-safe off-campus housing and discuss fire safety practices in order to prevent potentially life-threatening situations.

From January 2000 to May 2015, there were 85 fatal fires in U.S. dormitories, fraternities, sororities and off-campus housing, resulting in 118 fatalities.

Check for Fire Protection Features Before Signing a Lease, Moving In

Check for Fire Protection Features Before Signing a Lease, Moving In

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Urges Students to take Care in Selecting Off-Campus Housing

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Each year, college and university students living both on- and off-campus experience fire-related emergencies nationwide.

Since January 2000 through June 2015, there have been 170 college/university fire fatalities across the U.S. with a majority of those fire deaths occurring in off-campus housing, according to information compiled by Campus Firewatch.

Those off-campus housing fire deaths had common factors including a lack of automatic fire sprinklers, missing or disabled smoke alarms, careless smoking habits, and the misuse of alcohol — which impairs judgment and hampers evacuation efforts. «Read the rest of this article»

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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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Tennessee State Fire Marshal reminds everyone to make good Fire Safety Habits a New Year’s Tradition

 

Fireworks, parties can pose risks for the unprepared

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – When it comes to fireworks and New Year’s celebrations, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office wants residents to make good fire safety habits a New Year’s tradition whether at home or out on the town.

“No matter how you choose to ring in 2015, be sure to do it safely,” said Gary West, deputy commissioner of the Fire Prevention Division, Department of Commerce and Insurance. “Leave fireworks to the professionals and have emergency escape plans in place for not only your home, but for public venues as well.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal gives Winter Tips to Fire Sprinkler Freeze-ups

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – As temperatures plunge this winter, fire sprinkler systems become vulnerable to freeze-ups just like all water-filled pipes.

The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office is urging home and business owners to take a few preventative maintenance steps now in order to keep buildings safe from fire during the winter months and help owners avoid costly repairs down the road.

“Forecasters predict temperatures will drop below average this winter across the south and southeastern portions of the U.S,” said State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. “Fire sprinkler users should take precautions ahead of the season’s coldest weather to ensure they have peace of mind throughout winter.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports Investigation ongoing in two early-morning meth labs

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOMontgomery County, TN – The 19th Judicial District Drug Task Force is investigating two early-morning meth labs that were reported to the agency by Clarksville Police Department and Clarksville Fire Rescue.

Around 2:30am, CPD officers responded to a Madison Street hotel after receiving a complaint about possible meth-cooking activity at the hotel. When officers responded, the suspect ran towards Walgreens.

Agents with the 19th Judicial District Drug Task Force get ready to enter a meth lab in a Madison Street hotel with the help of Clarksville Fire Rescue and Montgomery County EMS.

Agents with the 19th Judicial District Drug Task Force get ready to enter a meth lab in a Madison Street hotel with the help of Clarksville Fire Rescue and Montgomery County EMS.

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

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – As the school year comes to a close, many Tennesseans are turning their attention to family vacation plans. The State Fire Marshal’s Office asks that you remember to incorporate fire safety into travel plans before hitting the road for your summer vacation.

“Hotels and motels become a home away from home for travelers, so it is important to become familiar with new surroundings and to have a plan in place should an emergency arise,” says State Fire Marshal and Commerce and Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office says Sprinkler System saved Lives in Oak Ridge Nursing Home

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – An Oak Ridge Nursing Home is thankful for their sprinkler system after a fire broke out on the premises. All residents were safely evacuated and property damage contained to one room because of their sprinkler system.

This news comes at the same time as investigators comb through the fire devastated ruins of an assisted living community in L’isle Verte, Quebec where 25 residents lost their lives. The major difference between the two fires is that the assisted living building in Oak Ridge was equipped with a working sprinkler system. «Read the rest of this article»

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