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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Offers Do’s and Don’ts for Using Wood-Burning Heating Alternatives

 

Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Colder temperatures are in the forecast for many Tennesseans as we approach the weekend, and the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is reminding Volunteer State residents to keep safety in mind when choosing to use alternative heating options as a way to stay warm.

Wood-burning heat sources, like wood stoves and fireplaces, are common in Tennessee and are just as hazardous as traditional heating sources (electric, gas). According to state fire data from 2013 – 2017, wood-burning stoves or fireplaces were involved in 9% of heating fires, but accounted for 38% of heating fire deaths.

Wood-Burning Heating Equipment Cause Over $10.7M in Loss from 2013-2017 according to the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office.

Wood-Burning Heating Equipment Cause Over $10.7M in Loss from 2013-2017 according to the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Urges Safety During Deadliest Week For Fire Deaths

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) urges Tennesseans to focus on home fire safety during what has traditionally been the most tragic week for fire-related incidents in the Volunteer State: The second week of January.

SFMO data shows that Tennessee has averaged 3.6 fire deaths (29 in eight years) during the second week of January since 2010. This is the highest number of fire deaths for any week of the year and is nearly double the rate of the average week.

House fires can be prevented.

House fires can be prevented.

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State Farm Warns Homeowners about the 12 Fire Horrors of the Holidays

 

State FarmMurfreesboro, TN The holiday season is the time of year when most people are thinking about shopping for gifts, office parties, and spending time with family and friends.

Sadly, this is also the time when home fires peak.

Holiday house fires can be prevented.

Holiday house fires can be prevented.

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CDE Lightband Winter Energy Savings Tips

 

Clarksville Department of Electricity - CDE - CDE LightbandClarksville, TN – For most residents, Winter is the time of year they will see the greatest increase in their electric bill. Heating and water heating are the largest contributors to that increase in usage.

To help keep your usage (and your bills) low, here are a few no-cost, or low-cost tips that CDE Lightband recommends.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal Urges Tennessean to Heat Homes Safely

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) reminds Tennesseans to keep safety in mind as they heat their homes during the winter season. Residents are urged to use extra caution with the use of alternate heat sources, such as portable heaters.

“We cannot stress enough the importance of following safety precautions when heating your home during the colder months,” said Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Julie Mix McPeak. “Employing just a few basic steps this winter can help ensure that your family is kept as safe as they are warm.”

Tennessee fire departments responded to 2,572 home structure fires that involved heating equipment from 2011-2015.

Tennessee fire departments responded to 2,572 home structure fires that involved heating equipment from 2011-2015.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office urges caution with Outdoor Burning

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The seasonable spring weather has sent Tennesseans outside to spruce up their properties. Because these maintenance efforts often include burning of tree limbs, lumber and other debris, the State Fire Marshal’s Office reminds homeowners to be aware of outdoor-burning safety precautions.

“Negligent outdoor burning can lead to death, injury, property loss and environmental damage,” Tennessee Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak said. “We urge residents to take care and use all safety precautions.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville-Montgomery County to experience temperatures in the low teens starting Tuesday, January 21st

 

Cold WeatherClarksville, TN – The National Weather Service reports another arctic blast to surge south across Clarksville-Montgomery County. An arctic cold front will move through the mid state on Tuesday bringing a prolonged period of subfreezing temperatures to Middle Tennessee.

Temperatures are expected to remain below freezing across much of the mid state for up to 5 days from Tuesday through Saturday.

Lows in the single digits and teens are expected each day with highs only reaching the 20s and 30s. The low Thursday night is expected to be around 9°F. «Read the rest of this article»

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American Red Cross Prepares for Winter Weather Issues

 

Offer Vital Cold Safety Tips for Communities That May Be Affected

American Red CrossNashville, TN – Bitter arctic air is headed south to put most of the country in a deep chill through the end of the week and the American Red Cross is ready to respond, if needed, and is also encouraging people to stay safe during the deep freeze.

Ice can build up on tree limbs causing them to break and fall on power lines, houses, cars, etc.

Ice can build up on tree limbs causing them to break and fall on power lines, houses, cars, etc.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office urges caution with outdoor burning

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – As the weather slowly warms, many Tennesseans are sprucing up their outdoor property. Because these maintenance efforts often include the burning of limbs, lumber and other debris, the State Fire Marshal’s Office wants the public to be aware of outdoor-burning safety precautions.

“Negligent outdoor burning can lead to death, injury, property loss and environmental damage,” says State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. “Care must be taken to ensure that burnings are conducted safely.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Winter Weather Safey Tips

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Centers for Disease Control and PreventionAtlanta, GA – When winter temperatures drop significantly below normal, staying warm and safe can become a challenge. Extremely cold temperatures often accompany a winter storm, so you may have to cope with power failures and icy roads.

Although staying indoors as much as possible can help reduce the risk of car crashes and falls on the ice, you may also face indoor hazards. Many homes will be too cold—either due to a power failure or because the heating system isn’t adequate for the weather.

Snow and ice on the roads.

Snow and ice on the roads.

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