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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office gives tips to Ensure your Vacation is as Fire Safe as it is Fun

May 29, 2018

Remembering Hotel/Motel Safety Tips Make Summer Traveling Safer

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – As the school year comes to a close, many Tennesseans will soon embark on family vacations. The State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) reminds travelers to incorporate fire safety into travel plans when hitting the road for your summer retreat.

“Hotels and motels often become your temporary residence when traveling, so it’s important that you and your family are familiar with your surroundings and have a plan just in case an emergency arises,” said Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Julie Mix McPeak.

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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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Tennessee State Fire Marshal says Teach Children Fire Safety at an Early Age

March 1, 2018

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) reminds parents, educators, and caregivers to teach children the importance of fire safety early and often to help prevent the devastation that can result from youth fire play.

“One of the primary causes of residential fire deaths and injuries for children under 10 is playing with a heat source, which includes lighters and matches,” said State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. “It is vital that children understand the dangers associated with fire and that they know items like these are tools for adult use only.”

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal Offers Do’s and Don’ts of Wood Stove Usage

January 7, 2018

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – As 2018’s brutally cold weather continues, wood stoves might seem to be a cheaper alternative to traditional heating sources for some Tennesseans. However, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) warns that wood stoves can pose a significant fire and carbon monoxide risk if they’re not properly installed and maintained.

Alternative heating sources such as wood stoves, chimneys, and space heaters are common in Tennessee and are just as hazardous as traditional heating sources (electric, gas). Since 2010, wood stoves have been responsible for 23 percent of fatal heating fires statewide according to SFMO data.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal Shares Halloween Fire Safety Tips

October 27, 2017

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – With Halloween festivities in full swing, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) encourages Tennesseans to keep safety in mind in order to avoid the fire risks commonly linked to Halloween decorations and activities.   

“A few simple safety measures can help keep your Halloween celebration plans both fun and fire-free,” said State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. “Candles are a major culprit for holiday fires, so we urge Tennesseans to use extra caution if using open flames around fall decorations and Halloween costumes.” 

Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office urges Tennesseans to have a safe Halloween.

Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office urges Tennesseans to have a safe Halloween.

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TDCI Shares Tips for Students Moving into Off-Campus Housing

August 4, 2017

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – With the month of August underway, many Tennessee college students are preparing to move into rental apartments and houses—some for the first time.

The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) urges first-time renters to be aware of their rights as tenants and to practice fire safety in their off-campus home.    

                   

TDCI urges Students to be aware of their renters rights and to practice fire safety in off-campus housing.

TDCI urges Students to be aware of their renters rights and to practice fire safety in off-campus housing.

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Tennessee Fire Marshal’s Office Emphasizes the Role Fire Safety Plays in Schools

July 31, 2017

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – As the start of the fall school semester approaches, the State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) reminds residents that the fire-safe behavior and habits children learn in school help keep them from harm while inside a school’s walls and sets the stage for a lifetime of fire safety awareness.

“We want school staff, students and parents to understand the importance of school fire safety planning and inspections for code compliance,” said State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. “SFMO inspectors work diligently to uphold established school fire codes. Those codes are designed to prevent fire deaths and injuries and, in many cases, are a direct response to a tragedy that occurred in our nation’s past.”

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal Offers Home Safety Tips for National Pet Fire Safety Day

July 14, 2017

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Tennessee animal lovers know that pets can be a great source of companionship. Unfortunately, pet owners may be unaware of how easily animals can not only be the victim of a home fire, but the unintentional cause of a fire as well.

In recognition of National Pet Fire Safety Day (July 15th, 2017), the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office offers important tips to keep pets, people, and property safe from fire.

National Pet Fire Safety Day is Saturday, July 15th, 2017.

National Pet Fire Safety Day is Saturday, July 15th, 2017.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal says Think Fire Safety when Conducting Spring Cleaning

March 26, 2017

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – With temperatures on the rise and flowers in bloom, many Tennessee households will begin 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 routine household cleaning plans.

“We encourage Tennesseans to include fire safety in their home cleaning checklists not just in the spring time, but year-round,” said State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Works to Fight Winter Fire Threat

January 10, 2017

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) urges Tennesseans to place special focus on home fire safety during what has traditionally been the most tragic week for fire-related incidents in the Volunteer State.

Since 2010, Tennessee has averaged 2.75 fatal fires (22 in 8 years) and 3.375 fire deaths (27 in 8 years) during the second week of January according to SFMO data. This is the highest number of both fires and victims for any week of the year and is nearly double the rate of the average week.

House fires can be prevented.

House fires can be prevented.

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