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Smoking

Smoking is the leading cause of fatal fires in Tennessee. If you smoke in your home, you put your entire household at greater risk of fire.

10.1.1 If you smoke, use only fire-safe cigarettes. The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office emphasizes that the term “fire-safe cigarettes” does not mean fire-proof. Caution and care must be taken with ALL cigarettes.
10.1.2 To prevent a deadly cigarette fire, you must be alert. You won’t be alert if you are sleepy, have taken medicine or drugs that make you drowsy, or have consumed alcohol.
10.1.3 If you smoke, smoke outside. 
10.1.4 Never smoke in bed. 
10.1.5 Never smoke where medical oxygen is used. Medical oxygen can cause materials to ignite more easily and make fires burn at a faster rate than normal. It can make an existing fire burn faster and hotter.
10.1.6 Wherever you smoke, use deep, sturdy ashtrays. If ashtrays are not available, use a metal can or pail. Never empty smoking material directly into a trash can. Place away from anything that can burn.
10.1.7 Do not throw out cigarettes into vegetation, potted plants or landscaping, peat moss, dried grasses, mulch, leaves, and other similar items—they can easily catch fire.
10.1.8 Before you throw out butts and ashes, make sure they are out. Put them out in water or sand.
10.1.9 Before going to bed, check under furniture cushions and around places where people smoke for cigarette butts that may have fallen out of sight.
10.1.10 Keep cigarettes, lighters, matches, and other smoking materials up high out of the reach of children, in a locked cabinet.
 
Use caution with electronic cigarettes (e-cigs)
• Charge the device as directed by the manufacturer.
• Only use the charger supplied with your device. Do not mix and match components from different manufacturers or from other devices.
• Do not leave unattended while charging.
• Do not over tighten the battery to the charger.
• Remove the battery from charger when fully charged.
• Clean the connections at least once a week

 

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