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Cooking Safety – Turkey Fryers

On Thanksgiving Day, many families customarily spend the holiday inside their home or the home of a friend or family member with the family dinner being the highlight of the day. Because of this holiday custom, Thanksgiving is the leading day for home fires involving cooking equipment, with three times the average number. 

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Home Heating

Heating equipment is the leading cause of home fire deaths nationally and the second leading known cause in Tennessee. Between 2006 and 2014, heating fires accounted for 6.8% of all structure fires and 10.1% of all structure fire deaths in Tennessee. Half of home heating equipment fires are reported during the months of December, January, and February. With a few simple safety tips and precautions, you can prevent most heating fires from happening. 

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Electrical Hazards

Electricity helps make our lives easier but there are times when we can take its power and its potential for fire-related hazards for granted. Between 2006 and 2014 in Tennessee, electrical distribution accounted for 3.0% of all structure fires and 8.8% of all structure fire deaths. The dangers of electrical hazards are always present and common hazards include overloaded electrical outlets, arcing, and extension cords. 

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Close The Door

The “Close The Door” campaign is unique to the TSFMO and its goal is to encourage people to close the door whenever possible—whether they are going to bed at night or leaving the room in the event of a fire. Closing the door can stop the spread of fire in a home for hours at a time, leaving plenty of room to find alternate escape routes or shelter in place until help arrives. A door can be one of the best pieces of firefighting & lifesaving equipment. 

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Call 911 for Emergencies

In an emergency, call 911 or your local emergency number immediately from any wired or wireless phone. An emergency is any situation that requires immediate assistance from the police, fire department or ambulance. Examples include:

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Fire Prevention Week

In a fire, seconds count. Seconds can mean the difference between residents of our community escaping safely from a fire or having their lives end in tragedy.

Practice your home fire drill twice a year. Conduct one at night and one during the day with everyone in your home, and practice using different ways out.

Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can’t help them.

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Contact Us

Fire Code Enforcement
120 Gary Wade Blvd.
Sevierville, TN 37862
Fax 865.453.5518

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm

Fire Marshal JC Green
Office 865.868.1709