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Clarksville Tragedy inspires Tennessee Carbon Monoxide Awareness

 

Five deaths in rented RV prompt changes in Tennessee Law

Clarksville Fire RescueClarksville, TN – Jim Wall, Tim Stone, Allison Bagwell-Wyatt and Jon and Katy Over died in their sleep in Clarksville on September 18th, 2011, when fumes from a gasoline-powered generator seeped into their rented recreational vehicle. The RVs carbon monoxide detector, which could have prevented the deaths, was found to have no batteries.

This tragedy inspired Tennessee’s Governor and Legislature to approve a new law regulating RV rentals and to proclaim September 18th as Tennessee Carbon Monoxide Awareness Day.

Rented RVs are now required by Tennessee law to have a functioning carbon monoxide detector.

Rented RVs are now required by Tennessee law to have a functioning carbon monoxide detector.

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Clarksville Police respond to RV Fire on Kraft Street

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On Thursday, January 11th, 2018, around 11:37am, Clarksville Police report an RV caught on fire at 514 Kraft Street.

The RV had been started by the owner and was warming up outside of the business and for an unknown reason caught on fire. The fire department was on scene, within two minutes and put out the fire.

Clarksville Fire Rescure puts out an RV Fire on Kraft Street.

Clarksville Fire Rescure puts out an RV Fire on Kraft Street.

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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 Warns Campers About Carbon Monoxide Dangers

 

RV Owners Should Test Their Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Even when enjoying the great outdoors in Tennessee, RV owners should be wary of the dangers that can arise from carbon monoxide in and around tents and RVs.

Often called “the silent killer,” carbon monoxide (CO) is an invisible, odorless gas created when fuels (such as kerosene, gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, oil, and methane) burn incompletely.

Carbon monoxide can result from a number of camping equipment, such as barbecue grills, portable generators or other fuel-powered devices.

Going camping? Be aware of Carbon Monoxide Dangers

Going camping? Be aware of Carbon Monoxide Dangers

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office offers Tips to be Safe while Camping this Summer

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – As Tennesseans pack up and head out to their favorite campsites, the State Fire Marshal’s Office urges campers to be aware of carbon monoxide dangers in and around tents and RVs.

Carbon monoxide (CO), often called “the silent killer,” is an invisible, odorless gas created when fuels (such as kerosene, gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, oil, and methane) burn incompletely. Carbon monoxide can result from camping equipment, such as barbecue grills, portable generators or other fuel-powered devices.

Going camping? Be aware of Carbon Monoxide Dangers

Going camping? Be aware of Carbon Monoxide Dangers

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Nationally Ranked APSU Baseball visits Memphis

 

Austin Peay State University Governors SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay’s newly nationally-ranked baseball team will put its eight-game win streak on the line when it meets Memphis in a 6:30pm, Tuesday tilt at FedEx Park — its final regular-season non-conference tilt.

Austin Peay Baseball.

Austin Peay Baseball.

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Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts Legislation updates and responding to Online Petitions

 

“BWC 5 Act” advances and Motorcycle safety study bill set for House floor vote

The Seal of the State of TennesseeNashville, TN – This is the next in a series of updates regarding legislation filed by Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) for the second session of the 107th General Assembly.

I have recently been receiving thousands of e-mails from constituents and others signing online petitions for various issues.  I am receiving the e-mails but cannot respond to you due to security issues within our system.

If you want to discuss a bill or your thoughts on any legislation currently before us, please email me directly at   If you or someone you know wants to receive weekly updates, please also email or contact me directly.  I apologize for any confusion this situation may cause. «Read the rest of this article»

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