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Sky Lanterns – Danger In A Pretty Package!

Sky lanterns, also known as Chinese or wish lanterns, are certainly beautiful, but they are dangerous. They are also illegal in many states–including Tennessee. Legislation passed in 2011 (TCA § 68-104-101(9) defines sky lanterns as special fireworks that can only be purchased and used by individuals with a professional license (such as a certified flame effect operator, certified outdoor display operator or certified proximate pyrotechnic operator). “The general public cannot

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Getting Your Super Bowl Game Face On?

The U.S. Fire Administration has some great ways to score more points this year while planning your Super Bowl party. Super Bowl Sunday is the USA’s second biggest day for food consumption. That means a lot of time is spent planning and preparing game day snacks. Before you kick off your menu, take a look at these tips to help you safely get your game face on! Kitchen Huddle

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Hover Board Safety

Here’s some great information about Hover Board Safety, provided by the National Fire Protection Association. Many hover boards have been linked to fires, so NFPA urges you to be fire safe when using these devices. If you purchase a hover board: Choose a device with the seal of an independent testing laboratory. Read and follow all manufacturer directions. If you do not understand the directions, ask for help. An

Get Your Winter On!

Walking in a winter wonderland may sound perfect, but having an outdoor adventure without the proper winter gear might prove to be hazardous to your health. Don your best gear, whether it has snowed or not, and protect yourself from the cold weather blues. The Head – We have all heard various statistics about how much warmth you lose through your head, but we still find ourselves wearing hats that

Turkey Day Safety Tips

Thanksgiving is a time of joyful contemplation of the bounty for which we all are–well, okay. Maybe I am overplaying it a bit. Thanksgiving is a time when families gather to eat, cook and enjoy time together. Unfortunately, Thanksgiving is also the peak day for cooking fires in the U.S. Why does cooking cause so many issues? And why is Thanksgiving the day when most cooking fires occur? We