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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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Halloween Safety for College Students

Halloween is a great holiday, and nowhere is it better celebrated than on college campuses. However, even older “kids” need to follow some safety tips. Here are few to help you enjoy your holiday trouble-free! Watch your drinking! Not all parties will have alcohol, but if you are of legal age, drinking might be on your agenda. Please watch your alcoholic intake. All sorts of bad decisions can be made when you

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A Clean Room Can Save Your Life?

College students are notoriously messy, and even though we like to pretend that we have it all under control, we don’t always keep our living spaces in the best of conditions. “So what’s the big deal?” you may ask. “Why does the Office of Safety & Risk Management care if my room is a mess? I mean, it’s not like a messy room is a safety issue, right?” Well.

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Fire! Fire! Do You Know What To Do?

You have been on campus for a while, and you are probably feeling settled into your new routine. But what about things that are not routine? Do you know what to do if there is a fire in your dorm or apartment building? The one thing you must NEVER do is assume it isn’t a real fire. Do not sit idly in your room. Get up. Check it out!

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