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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. 

NFPA Messaging:

9.1.3 All heaters need space. Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet (1 meter) away from heating equipment.
9.1.10 Maintain heating equipment and chimneys by having them cleaned and inspected annually by a qualified professional.
9.2.3 Purchase and use space heaters that have an automatic shut-off—if they tip over, they shut off.
9.2.4 Place space heaters on a solid, flat surface and keep them and their electrical cords away from things that can burn, high traffic areas, and doorways.

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