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American Red Cross and Partners Announce 916 Lives Saved in Through Home Fire Campaign

 

American Red CrossMemphis, TN – The American Red Cross announced that 916 lives have been saved through efforts nationwide since the start of the Home Fire Campaign. Six of those lives were identified as being saved in the Memphis area.  

Every eight minutes, the American Red Cross responds to a disaster in the United States – the vast majority of which are home fires. And tragically, seven people die in home fires each day, most in homes that lack working smoke alarms.  

Mary Wallace speaks with Red Cross Disaster Program Manager Abigail Okui following her Home Fire Campaign smoke detector installment. Six people escaped a home fire at Wallace’s home in 2019 after a Home Fire Campaign visit from volunteers.

Mary Wallace speaks with Red Cross Disaster Program Manager Abigail Okui following her Home Fire Campaign smoke detector installment. Six people escaped a home fire at Wallace’s home in 2019 after a Home Fire Campaign visit from volunteers.

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Clarksville Fire Rescue: Daylight saving time starts this weekend

 

Change the batteries in your smoke alarms.

Clarksville Fire RescueClarksville, TN – Daylight saving time will begin on Sunday, March 14th, 2021 at 2:00am. Clarksville Fire Rescue reminds everyone that it is a great time to replace the batteries and test their smoke alarms.

“If smoke alarms are older than ten years, they should be replaced,” said Assistant Chief of Fire Prevention Jobe Moore. “Carbon Monoxide detectors need to be replaced every seven years.”

Clarksville Fire Rescue has partnered with the State Fire Marshal’s office to offer free smoke alarms to those in need. These smoke alarms have an internal 10-year lithium battery (no more replacing the batteries).

Sunday night, March 14th, move your clocks forward from 2:00am to 3:00am for Daylight Savings Time.

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Clarksville Fire Rescue reminds residents that “Fire Prevention Week” begins October 4th

 

“Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!™

Clarksville Fire RescueClarksville, TN – Clarksville Fire Rescue wants to remind everyone that “Fire Prevention Week” is Sunday October 4th through Saturday, October 10th, 2020.

Clarksville Fire Rescue is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®) — the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years —to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!” The campaign works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.

"Fire Prevention Week" is Sunday October 4th through Saturday, October 10th, 2020.

“Fire Prevention Week” is Sunday October 4th through Saturday, October 10th, 2020.

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Tennesseans to Remember Fire Safety Ahead of Winter’s Arrival

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – With the first day of winter (December 21st) less than two weeks away, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office, the Nashville Fire Department, and the National Fire Sprinkler Association are urging Tennesseans to remember fire safety this winter to help reduce home fires.

Representatives from all three groups gathered at the Nashville Fire Department Training Academy in Nashville to demonstrate the dangers of a Christmas tree when not properly maintained and the benefits of a working home fire sprinkler system.

The Tennessee State Fire Marshal's Office joined Nashville Fire and the National Fire Sprinkler Association to raise awareness of the importance of home fire safety and home fire sprinklers during winter on Dec. 11, 2019.

The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office joined Nashville Fire and the National Fire Sprinkler Association to raise awareness of the importance of home fire safety and home fire sprinklers during winter on Dec. 11, 2019.

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“Get Alarmed, Tennessee!” Smoke Alarm Program continues in 2020

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) proudly announces that the “Get Alarmed, Tennessee!” program will continue providing life-saving smoke alarms to Tennesseans in 2020 with the recent approval of a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Fire Prevention and Safety Grant.

Montgomery County home recently destroyed by fire. Smoke alarms gave the family the time needed to get out of the house before it was engulfed in flames.

Montgomery County home recently destroyed by fire. Smoke alarms gave the family the time needed to get out of the house before it was engulfed in flames.

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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 State Fire Marshal’s Office Promotes National Fire Prevention Week

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is raising awareness of the importance of home fire escape planning  as part of consumers’ overall home fire safety plans during National Fire Prevention Week (October 6th-12th).

This year’s theme is “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” which educates consumers about the small but important steps they can take every day to keep themselves and those around them safe. 

Montgomery County home recently destroyed by fire. Smoke alarms gave the family the time needed to get out of the house before it was engulfed in flames.

Montgomery County home recently destroyed by fire. Smoke alarms gave the family the time needed to get out of the house before it was engulfed in flames.

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American Red Cross to offer Free Smoke Alarms in Clarksville

 

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Clarksville firefighters to join Sound the Alarm event April 27th

American Red CrossClarksville, TN – American Red Cross and Clarksville Fire Rescue volunteers will visit homes to help install free smoke alarms during a national effort against home fires.

The local home fire safety and smoke alarm installation event, known as Sound the Alarm, will begin at 9:00am Saturday, April 27th, 2019 at Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, 303 Market Street.

This scene from a fire-damaged home shows where a smoke alarm had been removed before the fire. A Red Cross and Clarksville Fire Rescue home fire safety and smoke alarm installation event, known as Sound the Alarm, will begin at 9:00am Saturday, April 27th at Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, 303 Market Street.

This scene from a fire-damaged home shows where a smoke alarm had been removed before the fire. A Red Cross and Clarksville Fire Rescue home fire safety and smoke alarm installation event, known as Sound the Alarm, will begin at 9:00am Saturday, April 27th at Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, 303 Market Street.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office says Cold Weather Brings Increased Risk of Fire Deaths

 

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Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – With most of the Volunteer State experiencing frigid temperatures this week, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is reminding residents that decreasing temperatures bring an increased risk for fires and fire deaths.

When temperatures drop below 15°F, structure fires are twice as likely to occur than when temperatures remain above 32°F, according to state fire data and information from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

January, February Remain the Deadliest Months for Fires in Tennessee.

January, February Remain the Deadliest Months for Fires in Tennessee.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office says Candle Fires Caused $13M in Damages, Claimed Eight Lives since 2013

 

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Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Decorations can help turn every Scrooge into a Santa, but care must be taken to ensure that a home’s décor is fire safe. To decrease the risk of a home fire, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) reminds consumers that popular holiday decorations, like candles and string lights, can cause tragedy when not used properly.

During the five-year period of 2013-2017 in Tennessee, candles were reported to have caused 385 residential structure fires, eight civilian deaths, 28 civilian injuries, six firefighter injuries and $13 million in fire loss, according to SFMO data. 

Holiday Decorators are Urged to Use Caution when Decorating with Candles

Holiday Decorators are Urged to Use Caution when Decorating with Candles

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