City of Sevierville - Logo

Lightning Safety

12.1 Indoor Safety  
12.1.1 Follow these guidelines during a lightning storm:

(A) Stay off corded phones, computers, and other electronic equipment that put you in direct contact with electricity.
(B) Avoid washing your hands, showering, bathing, doing laundry, or washing dishes.
(C) Stay away from windows and doors. 


12.2 Outdoor safety
12.2.1 Follow these guidelines during a lightning storm:
(A) Seek shelter immediately in a building or a hard-topped vehicle.
(B) If you are in or on open water, go to land and seek shelter immediately.
(C) If you can’t get to shelter and you feel your hair stand on end, indicating that lightning is about to strike, squat low to the ground on the balls of your feet. Place your hands over your ears and put your head between your knees. Make yourself the smallest target possible and minimize your contact with the ground. This is a last resort when a building or hard-topped vehicle is not available.
12.2.2 If a person is struck by lightning, call 9-1-1 and get medical care immediately.
Victims of lightning strikes carry no electrical charge, so attend to them immediately.
Administer CPR if you know how and it is needed.


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