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Public Safety

  • Get Alarmed program going strong in 2018

    The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) finished 2017 by distributing nearly 25,000 free smoke alarms, earning national recognition for its progressive fire prevention efforts and securing federal funding to continue the “Get Alarmed” smoke alarm program into 2018.

  • TDH offers advice to fight the spread of flu

    The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) is seeing increased reports of seasonal influenza and other respiratory illnesses across the state. As flu season continues, TDH is reminding Tennesseans about measures to take to slow the spread of flu in our communities.

  • Traffic alert for Morgan and Roane Counties

        Motorists traveling on State Route 29 (US 27) in Morgan and Roane Counties should be alert for road closures that will have an impact on traffic over the next two weeks.
        In order to allow for blasting operations to take place, State Route 29 (US 27) will be closed near Coal Hill Road on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays the weeks of Aug. 27 and Sept. 2. Blasting operations will occur between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., and will require the roadway to be closed for 30-40 minutes.  

  • Traffic Alert for Morgan and Roane Counties

        Motorists traveling on State Route 29 (US 27) in Morgan and Roane Counties should be alert for road closures that will have an impact on traffic over the next few weeks.
        In order to allow for blasting operations to take place, State Route 29 (US 27) will be closed intermittently on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays each week through June 21. While blasting is occurring, traffic will be detoured to State Route 328. Motorists should use extreme caution when driving through the work zone as workers will be present.

  • THP plans sobriety roadside safety checkpoints during week of Aug. 6

        The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct sobriety roadside safety checkpoints during the week of Aug. 6 on U.S. Hwy 27 at Gobey Road in Morgan County.
    Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 others every year in the United States. Troopers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. Troopers will target those who operate a vehicle while impaired and take corrective actions for other violations observed while ensuring the protections of all motorists.

  • Severe Weather Awareness Week Feb. 26-March 4 helps make a plan

        Tennessee’s Severe Weather Awareness Week is Feb. 26-Mar. 4, and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA), Tennessee Department of Health (TDH), and the National Weather Service (NWS) are asking Tennesseans to make severe weather planning and preparedness a priority.

  • THP roadside checkpoints set for week of March 12

        The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct driver license roadside safety checkpoints during the week of March 12 on State Hwy 62 at Petit Lane in Morgan County.
        Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers, Troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who violate the driver license laws of Tennessee.

  • Keep pets cool, comfortable and safe during hot weather

        Summer may be a time for vacations and recreational activities for human beings, but pets may not be privy to the same luxuries. Summer recreation may not always include our four-legged friends, as summer heat and other issues can pose a threat to companion animals. As a result, pet parents must make pet safety a priority when the weather heats up.

  • THP roadside checkpoints set for week of July 17

        The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct driver license roadside safety checkpoints during the week of July 17 on Tenn 62 at Petit Lane in Morgan County.
    Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who violate the drive license laws of Tennessee.

  • THP checkpoints set for week of May 1st

        The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct driver license roadside safety checkpoints during the week of May 1 on Glades Road at Tenn. 329 in Morgan County.
        Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who violate the driver license laws of Tennessee.