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TWRA reports One Boating Related Fatality, Nine BUI Arrests during Operation Dry Water

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) reports there was one boating-related fatality and nine boating under the influence (BUI) arrests made over a four-day span which included the Independence Day (July 4th) holiday and the annual Operation Dry Water.

The fatality occurred July 4th on Normandy Lake in Coffee County. According to witnesses, a 61-year-old man from Huntsville, AL, jumped off the back of a ski boat and swam away, but did not return. Individuals attempted to rescue the man.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office says Don’t Give Fire Safety a Vacation this Summer

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, 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.

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Outdoor Grilling

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Marsha Blackburn Report: Freedoms We Cherish

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Freedom is the one guiding principle that can never steer a lawmaker wrong. At Tennessee Tuesday last week, Senator Lamar Alexander and I discussed what freedom means to us and asked Tennesseans visiting D.C. to give their take. Watch below for a special Independence Day video!

My colleagues and I had a deeply “philosophical” debate about our favorite July 4th treats. I shared with them what all Tennesseans know — or rather, should know: Tennessee has the best barbecue, A hot dog is a sandwich and Abigail Adams is our favorite Founding Mother.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Tennessee Fire Marshal says leave Fireworks to the Experts this Independence Day

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is reminding residents of the Volunteer State about the dangers associated with consumer fireworks ahead of Independence Day festivities. The SFMO urges Tennesseans to leave the fireworks to the experts this Independence Day.

“Watching a fireworks display is a fun Fourth of July tradition for many Tennesseans,” said Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Interim Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Carter Lawrence.

Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office reports that Consumer Fireworks Caused $1M in Damages and 419 Unintended Fires from 2014-2018.

Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office reports that Consumer Fireworks Caused $1M in Damages and 419 Unintended Fires from 2014-2018.

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TDOT halts Lane Closures across Tennessee for July 4th holiday

 

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – Motorists across Tennessee will not be slowed down by road construction over the July 4th, 2019 holiday.  The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at 12:00pm on Wednesday, July 3rd through 6:00am on Monday, July 8th to provide maximum roadway capacity for holiday travelers.

TDOT to stop all lane closures during 4th of July holiday. (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

TDOT to stop all lane closures during 4th of July holiday. (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

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Clarksville Police Department reminds Clarksville Residents of Fireworks Regulations, Safety Tips

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – With July 4th, Independence Day, coming up next week, the Clarksville Police Department is reminding everyone about local ordinances, state laws, and fireworks safety.

There is an average of four deaths a year annually due to fireworks, over 9,000 injuries, 20,000 fires caused by fireworks, and approximately 45 percent of injuries incurred were to children under 14 years of age.

City of Clarksville allows Fireworks July 1st-5th from 6:00pm until 10:00pm

City of Clarksville allows Fireworks July 1st-5th from 6:00pm until 10:00pm

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TWRA reports No Boating Related Fatalities over July 4th Weekend

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reported there were no boating-related fatalities over the 2017 Independence Day holiday period from June 30th through July 4th.

This year’s holiday period was extended with July 4th falling on a Tuesday. More than 10,700 boats were inspected during the five days. TWRA boating officers made 20 boating under the influence (BUI) arrests.

Officers issued 353 citations, and 303 warnings. They also assisted 483 boaters.

There were five accidents with four injuries over the July 4th Holiday Weekend.

There were five accidents with four injuries over the July 4th Holiday Weekend.

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A Look at the History of Independence Day

 

Library of CongressWashington, D.C. – The Second Continental Congress announced the colonies’ separation from Great Britain on July 4th, 1776, by unanimously adopting the Declaration of Independence.

The Constitution provides the legal and governmental framework for the United States, however, the Declaration, with its eloquent assertion “all Men are created equal,” is equally beloved by the American people.

Philadelphians marked the first anniversary of American independence with a spontaneous celebration, which is described in a letter by John Adams to Abigail Adams.

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Fireworks Safety Tips from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – For the Fourth of July Holiday, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued Fireworks Safety Tips for the public. Fireworks are synonymous with our celebration of Independence Day.

Yet, the thrill of fireworks can also bring pain. 200 people on average go the emergency room every day with fireworks-related injuries in the month around the July 4th holiday.

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) to observe 2017 Independence Day holiday

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – In honor of the national observance of Independence Day, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) personnel will observe the federal holiday Tuesday, July 4th, 2017.

All clinics and pharmacies will be closed. Hospital staff members will continue to provide acute and emergency medical care 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the Emergency Department, Women’s Health and inpatient services.

The Town Center Pharmacy will be closed for IT upgrades Saturday, July 1st and operate on a DONSA schedule July 3rd, opening from 8:00am to 5:00pm.

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