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City of Clarksville search for new Fire Chief begins

 

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City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts has outlined the process the City will use to recruit a successor to Clarksville Fire Rescue Chief Michael Roberts, who announced in January that he will retire July 31st, 2019 after 20 years in the position.

“This will be the first department head search for my administration,” Mayor Pitts said. “Without a doubt, this will be an important hire, and one we will not take lightly.”

Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts names nine-member panel, outlines process for recruiting new Clarksville Fire Rescure Chief.

Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts names nine-member panel, outlines process for recruiting new Clarksville Fire Rescure Chief.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal says 20 Fire Fatalities make January 2018 Tennessee’s Third-Deadliest Month Since 2010

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The latest tally* of  January fire fatalities has the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) urgently renewing its call that residents turn their focus to fire prevention during the high-risk winter months.

Current SFMO data indicates that 15 fatal fires caused 20 fatalities in Tennessee during January 2018, making it the third-deadliest month for fire deaths since 2010 (December 2016 had 24 deaths; January 2010 had 21 deaths). Historically, January leads all other months in residential fires, heating fires and fatal fires in Tennessee.

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House Fire

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Highlights 208th Life Saved by Urging Tennesseans to “Get Alarmed”

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, 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.

Smoke Alarm

Smoke Alarm

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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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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Highlights Year-End Accomplishments

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) finished 2017 by distributing nearly 25,000 free smoke alarms, earning national recognition for its progressive fire prevention efforts and securing federal funding to continue the “Get Alarmed” smoke alarm program into 2018.

“Our Fire Prevention Division staff is dedicated to protecting Tennesseans and their property from the dangers of fire,” said Tennessee State Fire Marshal and Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. “We’re proud of our 2017 accomplishments and are looking forward to setting new goals to further improve public safety in 2018 and beyond.”

Smoke Alarm

Smoke Alarm

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal says Misuse of Electric Cords Can Lead to Fires

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Electricity helps make our lives easier, but there are times when we can take its power and its potential for fire-related hazards for granted.

The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) reminds Tennesseans that the dangers of electrical hazards are always present and warns of common hazards such as overloaded electrical outlets, arcing, and extension cords.

According to SFMO data, electrical wiring, outlets, cords and plugs accounted for 9.51 percent of all structure fires and 14.38 percent of all structure fire deaths in Tennessee between 2012 and 2016.

According to SFMO data, electrical wiring, outlets, cords and plugs accounted for 9.51 percent of all structure fires and 14.38 percent of all structure fire deaths in Tennessee between 2012 and 2016.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office says think Safety First when Visiting Haunted Houses this Halloween Season

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Consumers might know them as haunted houses or haunted mansions. But in Tennessee, they’re called Special Amusement Buildings – and they have their own set of regulations.

As the Halloween season ramps up, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) reminds consumers that safety features at Special Amusement Buildings are in place to help protect visitors and eliminate real-life scares.

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Clarksville Mother Christine Watson Raises Carbon Monoxide Awareness with New Testimonial

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – To commemorate Tennessee’s annual Carbon Monoxide Awareness Day (September 18th) the mother of a carbon monoxide victim is speaking out in a powerful testimonial video from the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) highlighting the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning.   

Clarksville resident Christine Watson is raising awareness of carbon monoxide poisoning which claimed the lives of her daughter and son-in-law (Jon and Kathryn Watson Over) as well as their three friends (Jim Wall, Tim Stone and Allison Bagwell-Wyatt).

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal says Show Mom You Care, Check Her Smoke Alarms

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) encourages Tennesseans to consider giving the gift of safety this year for Mother’s Day by ensuring their mothers have working smoke alarms installed in the home.

“Mothers can play such an important role in our lives by providing us with love and keeping us safe from harm,” said Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance Deputy Commissioner Gary West. “We hope you will consider giving your mother peace of mind this Mother’s Day by ensuring she has adequate smoke alarm coverage. These early warning devices are truly lifesavers and can be a thoughtful way to honor a great mother.”

Smoke Alarm

Smoke Alarm

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office 2016 Annual Report Highlights Fire Prevention Efforts

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The Volunteer State’s fire prevention and education efforts on behalf of consumers are detailed in the newly released 2016 Annual Report from the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO).

Compiled with data provided by fire departments from across Tennessee, the report highlights statistics and major advancements made by the SFMO’s eight sections: Education & Outreach; Fire Investigations; Codes Enforcement; Residential, Electrical, & Marina Inspections; Manufactured Housing & Modular Buildings; Fire Service & Codes Enforcement Academy; Firefighting Commission; and Administrative Services.

Tennessee State Fire Marshal's Office releases Commissioner's Annual Report for 2016. Report highlights Fire Prevention Efforts.

Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office releases Commissioner’s Annual Report for 2016. Report highlights Fire Prevention Efforts.

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