For The Vista
Fairfield Glade Fire Department Chief Howard Robb and Public Safety Chief Randy Hoover have are asking residents to be on the watch.
Fairfield Glade does not allow any hunting of any type on Fairfield Glade property. Public Safety asks that Fairfield Glade residents report any and all activity that may look suspicious to the Fairfield Glade Public Safety Department.
According to Tennessee Code Annotated 70-4-108, it is unlawful to hunt, shoot at, chase, or kill, with or without dogs any wild animal, wild bird or wild fowl on public lands and waters within one hundred yards (100 yds) of a visible dwelling house, whether or not such dwelling house is on public or private lands, without the owner’s permission.
The following telephone numbers are the correct numbers to report a Wildlife Violation.
• Fairfield Glade Public Safety Department at 931-484-3785 or 931-510-7129
• Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency at 1-800-262-6704 or 931-484-9571
• Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office at 931-484-6176 or 911 if it is an Emergency
Propane Gas Safety
If you can’t light or keep the pilot lit in your hot water heater, there is most likely a safety feature working to warn you that there is a problem. Robb says to turn off the gas and call your local propane office.
If the burner on your range is not blue there may be a clog that needs servicing immediately. Turn off the gas and call your local propane office.
Be Prepared for a Natural Disaster:
Make sure you and your family know what propane smells like: propane has a strong, unpleasant smell (like rotten eggs or a skunk’s spray).
Show your family where the outdoor propane supply and indoor propane appliances are located, and teach them how to turn them off.
Consider anchoring or bracing your tank to help prevent it from moving, sliding, or falling over during an earthquake.
Clear the area surrounding your tank of any tall or heavy objects that could fall on it during a storm or earthquake.
Install a carbon monoxide (CO) detector on every level of your home.
Make a list of instructions on how to turn off electricity, propane, and water supplies, and post the list in a convenient location that is made known to all family members.
If you live in an area that is prone to wildfires, be sure you are educated on the basics of wildfire safety when it comes to propane.
If You Think You Smell Gas DO NOT turn on or off light switches, appliances or thermostats. Evacuate everyone from the building immediately. Shut off the gas supply from an outside tank.
Call your local propane office or fire department immediately from a telephone outside of the building and stay outside Because propane is denser than air, if you have a leak, it will settle on the floor in areas that are not properly ventilated. Any ignition source could cause an explosion.
Prevent Carbon Monoxide
Poisoning in your Home
Make a visual check of your vents to make sure nothing is blocked. Soot in and around a vent cap can be an indication that there is a problem with blockages or seals.
When experiencing flu-like symptoms, leave the house to see if they clear up – if they do, there might be a carbon monoxide leak in your home.
Open flues when fireplaces are in use and make sure that all doors on wood stoves fit tightly.
VENTILATE whenever possible.
Purchase a CO detector for your home from a local hardware home improvement store. Be sure to change the batteries on a regular basis!
“I’m Out of Propane!”
This is an uncommon occurrence and you’re out of gas situation may be caused by an unknown leak rather than neglect. Insurance statistics show that most accidents involving propane are caused by homeowners trying to re-light their pilots after running out of gas. If your pilot is out, call your local propane office. A qualified service technician can diagnose the problem.
Gas Grill Safety
Do: Familiarize yourself with manufacturer instructions and recommendations
After refilling or exchanging a cylinder, keep the valve closed and capped Check hoses and connections for leaks
Clean grill well before use
Always open the grill hood before lighting a grill in a well ventilated area
When finished grilling, turn off the burner controls and close the cylinder valve
Don’t: Use matches when checking for leaks
Use an accelerant when preparing to grill
Smoke while handling a propane cylinder
Leave grill unattended
Let children tamper with or play with the grill or the cylinder
Store the grill or cylinder inside or exposed to high temperatures
What to do with Your Propane Tank in the Event of an Earthquake
After an Earthquake
Remember: After an earthquake is over, you are not necessarily out of danger.
Earthquakes can move, shift, or damage propane lines and tanks. Call your propane company immediately if any of these hazards exist.
Never use a gas oven or range-top burner to provide space heating.
Do not, under any circumstances, try to modify or repair valves, regulators, or other appliance parts.
If it is safe to do so, inspect your propane appliances for water damage or other problems. If the appliances have electric components and have been exposed to water, they can create a fire hazard.