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State Farm teams up with Clarksville Fire Rescue to serve up kitchen safety

 

State FarmClarksville, TN – The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and State Farm Agent Scott Bryant are teaming up with Clarksville Fire Rescue to support Fire Prevention Week, an annual public awareness campaign promoting home fire safety.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Urges Building Fire Safety During Coronavirus Pandemic

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – As part of following Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s Executive Order No. 23, Tennessee residents should stay at home in order to help save lives and stop the spread of the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19).

As many employees work remotely during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, once fully occupied buildings across Tennessee are near vacant or dramatically underused.

Building Fire Safety Regulations Remain Critical During Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Building Fire Safety Regulations Remain Critical During Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

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Tennessee Fire Marshal’s Office says Practice Good Fire Safety Habits With Your Christmas Tree

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Christmas trees are among the cornerstones of holiday celebrations. They’re lovely reminders of childhood, family traditions, and natural beauty. But a Christmas tree can also be among the deadliest of household fire hazards when they aren’t properly maintained or when they’re kept near heat sources.

While fire departments only respond to an average of 200 Christmas tree fires per year according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), those fires are far more deadly than other home fires.

Holiday house fires can be prevented.

Holiday house fires can be prevented.

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State Farm provides Cooking, Turkey Frying tips for Thanksgiving

 

State FarmNashville, TN – The holidays are the time of year that families and friends gather in the kitchen to celebrate. It is also a season to remain vigilant about the dangers of cooking fires.

Oil splatters out of a fryer, causing a burst of smoke and flames that can easily burn a house, or even worse, an adult or child.

Oil splatters out of a fryer, causing a burst of smoke and flames that can easily burn a house, or even worse, an adult or child.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office says Keep Halloween Safe With Simple Fire Safety Tips

 

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Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office says Halloween traditions such as jack-o’-lanterns, trick-or-treating, and so-called “haunted houses” bring families and friends together each year to celebrate fall in festive, memorable ways. Unfortunately, Halloween’s activities also carry fire safety risks that could result in injuries or, worse, a fatality.

According to data from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), decorations are the first thing to ignite in 900 reported home fires each year.

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Safety Tips

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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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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office says State’s Overall Fire Death Rate Follows National Downward Trend

 

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Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Tennessee’s overall fire death rate continues to decline following the national downward trend in the reduction of fire deaths according to statistics compiled in the recently completed annual report for the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO).

The report, which includes details of Tennessee’s overall declining fire death rate along with statewide fire prevention and education efforts, compiles data provided by fire departments from across the Volunteer State along with information, statistics, and advancements made by the SFMO’s eight sections: Education & Outreach; Fire Investigations; Codes Enforcement; Residential, Electrical and Marina Inspections; Manufactured Housing and Modular Buildings; Fire Service and Codes Enforcement Academy; Firefighting Commission; and Administrative Services.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Offers Fire Safety Tips for Manufactured Homebuyers

 

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Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Tennessee’s reputation as a destination for families is driving the demand for new homes across the Volunteer State and manufactured homes are an affordable option for many. As part of ensuring fire safety in new and used manufactured homes, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) works with manufacturers, retailers, installers, and consumers to ensure manufactured homes in the Volunteer State are a fire-safe housing option.

Just as site-built homes are constructed according to a specific building code, manufactured homes are constructed to HUD standards.

Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Offers Information, Tips on Staying Fire-Safe in a Manufactured Home.

Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Offers Information, Tips on Staying Fire-Safe in a Manufactured Home.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office says Test Your Smoke Alarm Batteries this weekend when you “Spring Forward”

 

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Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) reminds Tennesseans to check their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when setting their clocks forward this Sunday morning, March 10th, 2019 for the start of daylight saving time.

“We know that smoke alarms save lives, but they can only do their job if they are working,” said Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Julie Mix McPeak. “We urge consumers to check the batteries and test their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms when they set their clocks forward Saturday night.”

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Reminds Everyone to “Candle with Care” ahead of Valentine’s Day

 

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Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Along with chocolates and flowers, decorative candles are often given by sweethearts at Valentine’s Day (Thursday, February 14th, 2019). While candles are fragrant home décor, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) reminds consumers that candles must be used properly to avoid the potential loss of life, injury, and property damage from an accidental fire.

Though candles might make a house feel more like a home, they can also cause tragedy if they aren’t used correctly.

71 Candle Fires in 2018 lead to 2 Deaths and Over $1.8M in Property Damage according to the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office.

71 Candle Fires in 2018 lead to 2 Deaths and Over $1.8M in Property Damage according to the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office.

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