Public Safety

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        I discovered the following while researching FF training needs for our county voulunteers. This certainly hits home and should serve as a reminder to us all, of the commitment to not only take care of the community and our own, but those we hold most dear.
        A powerful picture of the son of fallen Dallas Firefighter Scott Tanksley at his memorial service.
        Remember your training, watch your partners back, stay compliant and come home SAFE !

  • Tennessee Highway Patrol urge motorists not to leave children or pets in unattended vehicles

        The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) urges motorists to take extra precautions as temperatures rise this summer and never leave children or pets in unattended vehicles. Preliminary reports indicate that eight children have already died this year due to heatstroke. None of those fatalities were in Tennessee.

  • State Fire Marshal’s Office says: Be fire safe this summer!

        As the school year comes to a close, many Tennesseans are turning their attention to family vacation plans. The State Fire Marshal’s Office asks that you remember to incorporate fire safety into travel plans before hitting the road for your summer vacation.
        “Hotels and motels become a home away from home for travelers, so it is important to become familiar with new surroundings and to have a plan in place should an emergency arise,” says State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak.

  • Vanderbilt expert offers advice on snake bites

        As summer approaches and many Tennesseans come outdoors for hiking and boating and other warm-weather activities, snakes will emerge as well. Vanderbilt University Medical Center medical toxicologist John Benitez, M.D., MPH, associate professor of Clinical Medicine and Emergency Medicine, offers tips for avoiding these reptiles and what to do if bitten.    

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    Fire Department and Rescue Squad calls remain steady.

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        Do you know what Styrene Monomer is? How about Methyl Methacrylate?
        These are just of few of the chemicals on file that pass thru our county via rail or truck on any given day. In fact there is a list of more than 25 known chemicals on file. The key is being known, as there are probably 25 more we are not informed of.
        These products are completely safe if contained to their shipping packages, but when they are released in an uncontrolled manner, havoc can ensue.

  • Lawn Mower Safety

        Injuries from lawn mowers are among the most traumatic seen at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. They are devastating to patients and their families. Children’s Hospital physicians have already seen two lawn mower-related accidents this spring, and there were six in 2013.    

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    E Cigarette liquid nicotine child poison hazards
        Electronic cigarettes are gaining popularity because they are marketed as a safer alternative to smoking. An increasing amount of children have been checking into the Texas Poison Center for electronic-cigarette poisoning .According to the poison center, 52 percent of the calls for e-cigarette exposure involved children under the age of five, from 2009 to 2013.E-cigarettes are battery-powered, and the liquid mixture inside the device contains nicotine.