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State Fire Marshal: Most Home Fire Deaths Caused by Smoke, Not Flames

April 20, 2018

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Home is the place people feel safest from fire, but it’s actually the place they’re at greatest risk. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), approximately 80 percent of all U.S. fire deaths occur in the home. Most home fire fatalities, however, are not caused by burns, but by smoke inhalation.

To help prevent these tragedies, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is reminding residents that the early detection capabilities of a working smoke alarm can mean the difference between life and death.

Most home fire fatalities are caused by smoke inhalation. A working smoke alarm can be a live safer.

Most home fire fatalities are caused by smoke inhalation. A working smoke alarm can be a live safer.

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AAA reports Tennessee Gas Prices to Rise on Syria Conflict

April 20, 2018

Clarksville-Montgomery County has the Third Cheapest Gas Prices in Tennessee

AAATampa, FL – Pump prices will get more expensive this week, due to rising geopolitical tensions in the middle east. The conflict in Syria sent crude prices to their highest point in more than three years, and as a result, motorists are about to feel the pain at the pump.

The national average price for gasoline is the highest in more than two years. 

Crude Oil Prices soar due to conflict in Syria.

Crude Oil Prices soar due to conflict in Syria.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal and State Forester Promote Wildfire Awareness This Spring

April 15, 2018

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The arrival of spring means Tennesseans will head outdoors to spruce up their homes and properties. Homeowners often burn debris and brush during spring time, which can lead to an increase in dangerous uncontrolled burns and wildfires.

The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Department of Agriculture’s Division of Forestry want consumers who plan on outdoor burning this year to remember that wildfires can produce disastrous results when safety precautions are not taken.

Tennessee State Fire Marshal and State Forester urge you to be safe when burning debris.

Tennessee State Fire Marshal and State Forester urge you to be safe when burning debris.

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Tennessee Department of Education approves New Steps to Reduce Testing

April 12, 2018

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced the approval of recommendations that will reduce student testing in 2018-19.

The recommendations are the first to be released by the state’s third Task Force on Student Testing and Assessment – which includes educators, parents, and education leaders from across the state – and they resulted from months of analysis and discussion, as well as additional surveys of high school teachers and parents. 

For the first time, Tennessee Department of Education eliminates two TNReady exams.

For the first time, Tennessee Department of Education eliminates two TNReady exams.

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AAA says Drivers should expect to pay more at the Gas Pump this Spring

April 9, 2018

AAANashville, TN The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline hit their highest price point of 2018 on Saturday at $2.663 per gallon. Today’s average is a half cent more than last week, 13 cents more than a month ago, and 28 cents more than last year.

Gas prices have edged higher this week following the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest weekly report that showed gasoline stocks dropped by 1.1 million barrels last week.

Nationally gas prices are the highest of the year.

Nationally gas prices are the highest of the year.

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State Fire Marshal Urges Caution When Using Medical Oxygen in the Home

April 3, 2018

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Medical oxygen is a necessity for Tennesseans suffering with respiratory illnesses, but it is among the leading causes of fire fatalities in homes across the state. The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) reminds consumers that homes where medical oxygen is used need to have specific fire safety rules to prevent fires and burns.

“We urge Tennesseans to take extra care when using medical oxygen in the home,” said State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak.

16 Fire Fatalities Involving Medical Oxygen Occurred in Tennessee between 2012 and 2016

16 Fire Fatalities Involving Medical Oxygen Occurred in Tennessee between 2012 and 2016

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Tennessee Gas Prices are Highest of the Year

April 2, 2018

Clarksville-Montgomery County has the Third Highest Gas Prices in Tennessee

AAANashville, TN Spring has sprung, and with that comes higher gas prices. Tennessee motorists are now finding the most expensive gas prices of the year. 

Tennessee gas prices increased a little more than a nickel during the past week, then held steady through the weekend. On average, prices at the pump climbed 16 cents in the last three weeks. 

Gas Prices at the Pump Stall after Rising 5 Cents.

Gas Prices at the Pump Stall after Rising 5 Cents.

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SFMO Encourages Tennesseans to Remember Fire Safety when Spring Cleaning

April 1, 2018

Excessive Household Content Increases Risks for Residents and First Responders

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – With spring officially underway, many Tennesseans are gearing up for a thorough round of spring cleaning. The State Fire Marshal’s Office reminds residents of the importance of incorporating fire safety into household cleaning plans.

“Routine cleaning can help reduce common household fire hazards and make your home, family, and neighbors safer,” said State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. “It’s crucial to properly maintain items such as clothes dryers and electric cords and to properly address the fire risk created by having excessive content in the home.”

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Chicks and Ducklings are Risky Easter Gifts

March 30, 2018

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Baby chicks and ducklings are cute and fluffy, but they aren’t appropriate gifts for Easter. Holding, hugging, or kissing these birds can pose a serious health risk for all ages.

Live poultry commonly carry Salmonella bacteria. While not harmful to the birds, when humans handle birds, the bacteria can spread and cause extreme abdominal upset. In severe cases, the illness requires hospitalization and can be fatal.

Cuddly baby chicks and ducks should not be given as gifts.

Cuddly baby chicks and ducks should not be given as gifts.

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TDOT to halt Interstate Construction for Easter Holiday

March 30, 2018

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all interstate construction work this Easter weekend in anticipation of increased holiday travel.

TDOT crews and contractors will stop all road construction work that requires lane closures now through Monday, April 2nd at 6:00am. This will provide maximum roadway capacity to motorists expected to travel across the state this holiday weekend.

TDOT to halt lane Closures Easter Weekend. (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

TDOT to halt lane Closures Easter Weekend. (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

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