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Hover board Fires Prompt Safety Concern
Self-balancing scooters, popularly known as hover boards, are undoubtedly the hot ticket item on many holiday wish lists. Unfortunately, the growing worldwide number of injuries and fires involved with these devices is prompting the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) and the National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) to issue an advisory to consumers. Read More

Get Alarmed Program Saving Lives in Tennessee!
The State Fire Marshal’s Office has distributed more than 50,000 alarms to fire departments across Tennessee, including the Smyrna Fire Department. The installation of these smoke alarms not only provides lifesaving early alerts for homes in high-risk areas, but it also allows individuals to meet their local firefighters, ask questions and learn about how to keep their loved ones safe from fire. Read More

Are You Using Portable Heaters Safely?
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, an estimated 900 portable heater fires in homes are reported to U.S. fire departments each year and cause an estimated 70 deaths, 150 injuries and $53 million in property loss. Read More
Home Safety Checklist
Here is a home safety checklist from the Tennessee State Fire Marshal that relates to smoking, heating/cooling and electricity. Read More

Only Licensed Professionals Can Operate Sky Lanterns in TN

To ensure that special events are celebrated safely, the State Fire Marshal’s Office wants to remind Tennesseans of legislation passed in 2011 concerning sky lanterns. They are to be operated only by licensed fireworks professionals. Read More
Electrical Fire Prevention Tips
Residential electrical fires kill as many as 280 Americans each year and injure 1,000 more. Some of these fires are caused by electrical system failures, but many more are caused by incorrectly installed wiring and overloaded circuits and extension cords. Read More
Wildfire Preparedness
Tennessee residents often choose to make their homes in woodland settings – in or near forests, rural areas or remote mountain sites. There, homeowners enjoy the beauty of the environment, but also face the very real danger of wildfire. Read More
Outdoor Burning
As the weather slowly warms, many Tennesseans are sprucing up their outdoor property. Because these maintenance efforts often include the burning of limbs, lumber and other debris, the State Fire Marshal’s Office wants the public to be aware of outdoor-burning safety precautions. Read More
Smoking-Related Fires Are Preventable
According to the Tennessee Fire Incident Reporting System (TFIRS), 14 percent of the state’s fire deaths last year resulted from fires caused by smoking, which made smoking the leading cause of the state’s fire fatalities in 2012. Read More
Act Quickly to Treat Burns
Burns are devastating injuries. A burn accident may only take a moment, but it can affect the lives of its victims and their families for a lifetime. Knowing what to do if a burn occurs is crucial. Read More

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