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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office says Don’t Let Your Summer Barbecue Go up in Smoke

 

Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – While summer is the perfect time to break out the grill and spend time with family and friends, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is alerting Tennesseans to the dangers that accompany outdoor grilling season.

From 2013-2017, Tennessee fire departments responded to 200 fires involving grills, hibachis, or barbecues. Those fires resulted in four civilian injuries, three firefighter injuries, and $3.4 million in property damage, according to the Tennessee Fire Incident Reporting System (TFIRS).

Grilling-Related Fires Resulted in Injuries, $3.4M in Property Damages from 2013-17

Grilling-Related Fires Resulted in Injuries, $3.4M in Property Damages from 2013-17

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American Heart Association reports Grilling and other High-Temperature Cooking may raise risk of High Blood Pressure

 

American Heart Association Meeting Report

American Heart AssociationNew Orleans, LA – Grilled or well-done beef, chicken or fish may raise the risk of developing high blood pressure among people who regularly eat those foods, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention | Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions 2018, a premier global exchange of the latest advances in population based cardiovascular science for researchers and clinicians.

Among people who routinely eat meat, chicken and fish, those who grill, broil or roast these foods at high temperatures may be more likely to develop high blood pressure. (American Heart Association)

Among people who routinely eat meat, chicken and fish, those who grill, broil or roast these foods at high temperatures may be more likely to develop high blood pressure. (American Heart Association)

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office shares Safety Tips for Outdoor Grilling

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Summertime is the peak season for outdoor grilling and grilling fires. This year, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office urges outdoor cooks to keep fire safety in mind as they start up the grill this summer.

From 2010-2014, Tennessee fire departments responded to 204 fires involving grills, hibachis or barbeques. Those fires resulted in two civilian injuries, two firefighter injuries and $5.9 million in property damage, according to the Tennessee Fire Incident Reporting System (TFIRS).

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal reminds Tennesseans to prevent Kitchen Fires

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office is joining forces with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to remind local residents to ‘Prevent Kitchen Fires.’

During this year’s fire safety campaign, fire departments will be spreading the word about the dangers of kitchen fires—most of which result from unattended cooking—and teaching local residents how to prevent kitchen fires from starting in the first place.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal says Be ‘Stop, Drop, and Roll’ Smart

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – “Stop, drop, and roll” has been one of the most recognizable fire safety messages for decades. Many adults remember the concept from being introduced to it as a young child. Unfortunately, it is common for people, especially children, to mistakenly believe that they should utilize stop, drop, and roll as a reaction to all fire situations.

State Fire Marshal Julie Mix McPeak wants to make sure Tennesseans know how and when to stop, drop, and roll. “It is important to stress, especially to children, that stop, drop, and roll is appropriate when your clothing or body is on fire,” says McPeak. “If a fire occurs in a home or a building, however, they need to know that getting out fast and staying out is the priority.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office shares safety tips for Outdoor Grilling

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Summertime means outdoor grilling time for many Tennessee residents. It is also the peak season for grilling fires. The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office urges outdoor cooks to keep fire safety in mind as they start up the grill this summer.

“Practice safety, whenever you grill,” State Fire Marshal Julie Mix McPeak said. “Place your grill well away from siding, deck railings, eaves and overhanging branches.” She added, “Never leave a grill unattended.”

Outdoor Grilling

Outdoor Grilling

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USDA offers Outdoor Barbecuing Food Safety Tips

 

USDA - U.S. Department of AgricultureWashington, D.C. – Cooking outdoors was once only a summer activity shared with family and friends. Now more than half of Americans say they are cooking outdoors year round.

So whether the snow is blowing or the sun is shining brightly, it’s important to follow food safety guidelines to prevent harmful bacteria from multiplying and causing foodborne illness. Use these simple guidelines for grilling food safely.

A young man grills up some of the delicious food.

A young man grills up some of the delicious food.

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Summer Chefs, be sure to follow Grilling Safety Guidelines

 

Outdoor cooking among the hidden hazards that lurk in the home

Tennessee Consumer Affairs DivisionNashville, TN – Nice weather, cookouts and gatherings are the perfect recipe for summer good times. The State Fire Marshal’s Office wants to remind Tennesseans that cooking safety is important, whether indoors or outdoors.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), gas and charcoal grills cause an average of 900 home structure fires and 3,500 home outdoor fires each year. “By all means, enjoy the weather and the cookouts,” says State Fire Marshal Julie Mix McPeak, “but keep fire safety on your mind as you grill.”

Outdoor Grilling.

Outdoor Grilling.

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Fourth of July tops charts as most popular outdoor cooking holiday

 

Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association Offers Tips to Get Grilling for All-American Independence Day Celebration

Arlington, VA — Fired up for the Fourth; Americans agree Independence Day is the number one holiday for barbecues and outdoor cooking. In fact, 80 percent of adults say they plan to host or attend a cookout this Fourth of July, according to results from a new 2010 Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA) national grilling poll.

“The backyard cookout is an all-American pastime and a time-honored tradition that brings family and friends together in patriotic celebration,” said Leslie Wheeler, HPBA Communications Director. “The majority of Americans turn to outdoor cooking on the Fourth of July and throughout the warmer months because it provides a fun, easy and affordable way to create delicious meals while spending time together outdoors.”

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Outdoor Cooking

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