Public Safety

  • State Fire Marshal's Office offers

        Thanksgiving is a time for families and friends to gather and enjoy a festive day of good food and thanks.  For the chief cook, it is a time to show your best dish and wow your hungry guests. It is important to take precautions when preparing a delicious meal especially if you are using a turkey fryer.

  • Report finds pneumonia vaccine reducing pediatric hospital admissions

        In Tennessee, the introduction in 2010 of a new pneumococcal vaccine for infants and young children coincides with a 27 percent decline in pneumonia hospital admissions across the state among children under age 2.
        That’s the lead finding of a report from investigators at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), released Thursday in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

  • State Fire Marshal’s Office offers Halloween tips

        Halloween is just around the corner, and safety must be kept in mind while celebrating this popular October holiday.    

  • Register now for Damage Assessment Team training

        Morgan County Emergency Management will be hosting a Damage Assessment Team training course on Oct. 14 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.  The class will be held in the training room at the Morgan County E-911 center.

  • September is National Preparedness Month

    By: Jody Zorsch, Director Morgan County EMA

        Each September is designated as National Preparedness Month. The first National Preparedness Month was held in September 2004. The Theme for this, the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks is, Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare.

  • Tennessee Highway Patrol encourages Back to School safety

        The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) is urging motorists to utilize extra caution in school zones, around school buses and in neighborhoods during the 2014-15 school year. State Troopers will work to raise school safety awareness and target traffic violators, specifically those who speed in school zones, drive distracted and disregard stopped school buses that are loading and unloading children.

  • Comment on TN Dept. of Safety reaccreditation

         Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons announced Monday that the department is seeking reaccreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA).  A team of assessors will arrive next month to examine all aspects of the department and the Tennessee Highway Patrol including the department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services.

  • Vanderbilt experts offer tips for safe grilling

        As the weather becomes warmer, many outdoor cooking enthusiasts will pull their grills into action.
        Some will be sorry they did.
        While most people use their grills to prepare delicious food without incident, according to the Tennessee Fire Incident Reporting System, the state has averaged 30 fire incidents involving open-fired grills per year for the past five years.

  • THP safety checkpoint set for July 20th

        The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct driver license roadside safety checkpoints during the week of July 20 on Tenn. 329 at Glades Road in Morgan County.
        Troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who violate the driver license laws of Tennessee and present a danger to the public.

  • Vanderbilt doctors urge caution with Fourth of July fireworks

        Vanderbilt Doctors Urge Caution with Fourth of July Fireworks
    Nothing says “Fourth of July” like fireworks, but doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center urge caution with consumer fireworks and suggest leaving these displays to the experts. 


        Vanderbilt doctors annually treat burns and eye injuries and even see patients with hearing loss due to fireworks usage.