As the fall semester approaches, colleges and universities are busy preparing for the arrival of students from across the state. Some will be first-time students moving into the residence halls, others may be moving off-campus and living on their own, many for the first time.
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. In 2008, Tennessee banned the sale of novelty lighters in the state.
“Stop, drop, and roll” has been one of the most recognizable fire safety messages for decades. Many adults remember the concept from being introduced to it as a young child. Unfortunately, it is common for people, especially children, to mistakenly believe that they should utilize stop, drop, and roll as a reaction to all fire situations.
Celebrating our nation’s independence with fireworks has been a longstanding tradition in the United States. However, many people are seriously injured each year by their careless use. The State Fire Marshal’s
Office encourages Tennesseans to have a fire safe fourth by leaving the fireworks to the professionals: To avoid the risk of injury and property damage associated with consumer fireworks, join other community members in attending a public display put on by trained and licensed professionals.
Fire Pits (Source: Fire Pits Helper)
In recent years, there has been a new concern for the fire service - fire pits. Fire pits are known to be a great source of warmth and
ambience. But, with the popularity of fire pits increasing, fire safety has become even more important. There are many things you should consider while setting up and using a fire pit.