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Public Safety

  • THP plans driver license checkpoint April 6

        The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting driver license roadside safety checkpoints during the week of April 6 on Hwy 329 at Glades Road 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.

  • Tennessee State Fire Marshal says ‘Candle with care’

        Decorative and fragranced candles are a popular piece of décor in many homes, but they are also a major concern for fire service professionals and other safety organizations. When used improperly, candles may cause significant loss of life, property, and/or cause substantial injuries. The State Fire Marshal’s Office wants to remind Tennesseans to use candles with care.

  • State Fire Marshal says: Teach children fire safety at an early age

        Every day, Americans experience the tragedy of a residential fire. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, more than 3,500 Americans die and approximately 18,300 are injured annually in fires. 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.

  • Winterize Your Home

    Protecting Water Pipes
        To prevent the mess and aggravation of frozen water pipes, protect your home, apartment or business by following the simple steps below.

    Before Cold Weather
        Locate and insulate pipes most susceptible to freezing, typically those near outer walls, in crawl spaces or in the attic.
        Wrap pipes with heat tape (UL approved).
        Seal any leaks that allow cold air inside where pipes are located.

  • Tennessee Highway Patrol Checkpoint set for Wednesday, February 5th

        The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting driver license a safety Checkpoint on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 at US 27 at Gobey Road from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
        Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers, Troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who would violate the driver license laws of Tennessee. The Tennessee Highway Patrol has found these roadside checkpoints to be an effective means of enforcing driver license laws of Tennessee while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

  • Winterize Your Home

        Take the time now to get your home ready for the winter season by following these tips:
        Have your heating system checked by a professional annually. This will ensure that your system is working safely and efficiently which, in turn, will save you money. If you heat by wood, clean your fireplace or stove. Have your chimney flue checked for any buildup of creosote and then cleaned to lessen the risk of fire.

  • Volunteer Firefighters

    Sears and Kmart Recall Kenmore Oscillating Fan Heaters Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

    Description
        This recall involves Kenmore oscillating fan heaters with model number 127.90914310. The model number and Kenmore are printed on a silver sticker on the bottom of the unit. The fan heaters are gray and white, measure about 12 inches tall by 9 inches wide, have two dials at the top for temperature and fan speed and a red on-off button on the front base. Kenmore is printed on the front bottom of the fan heaters.

  • State Fire Marshall says use your 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.    
        “We cannot stress enough the importance of following safety precautions when using portable space heating devices in your home,” said State Fire Marshal Julie Mix McPeak. “Keeping fire safety in mind can help save lives and property.”

  • THP safety checkpoint Feb. 5

        The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting driver license a safety Checkpoint on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 at US 27 at Gobey Road from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
        Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers, Troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who would violate the driver license laws of Tennessee.     

  • Tip to weather the winter

        Winter storms often cause power outages. Prevent waste by keeping rechargeable batteries rather than disposable ones stored throughout your house with your flashlights. If you do use disposable batteries, prevent hazardous waste by buying batteries with low mercury content.