Funding for this Fire Prevention Initiative was provided through a Fire Prevention and Safety Grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.


TN News

About FTT...

Resources

Activations

Sponsorship

FTT Forum

Links

http://www.fireteamtennessee.com/images/JOB.jpg

Fire ACT Grant

TN Recipients

 

Tennessee

Media-Reported

Fire Fatalities:

 

2008

35

2007

74

2006

83

2005

82

 

Details...

 

Sprinklers help make sure that "Everyone Goes Home"

http://www.fireteamtennessee.com/images/FLSIP.jpg

 

 

 

Fire Rips Through Spring Hill Home
A family of 12 was displaced in this June 16th fire.  Additional information will be provided.
Woman Dies in Hendersonville Fire
Death marks 1st TN fatality in over a month

Latest News from Tennessee:

155-Year-Old Columbia Home Destroyed in Fire

Man Escapes Mobile Home Fire

Box Fan Leads to Bartlett Business Fire

National Headlines:

Firehouse Fire Team USA

Questions or Comments?

Fire Team Contact Information

 

Fire Safe Cigarette Bill Passes,  Awaits Governor's Signature

http://www.fireteamtennessee.com/images/logo-usfa.jpg

US Fire Administrator
Releases Message on Residential Fire Sprinklers

http://www.fireteamtennessee.com/images/FresnoLead.gif

Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition launches website

designed for kids to learn about fire safety and sprinklers!

http://www.fireteamtennessee.com/images/CommonVoices2.jpg

http://www.fireteamtennessee.com/images/NFSAlogo2.jpg

Common Voices and the NFSA

Partner for Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act

Summary Document

Talking Points

2007:

2008:

Showed Signs of Success

Begins Tragically

Click Here for Details

http://www.fireteamtennessee.com/images/TN%20LODD.jpg

Vol. FF Dies while Responding in Personal Vehicle

http://www.fireteamtennessee.com/images/NIOSH.jpg

http://www.fireteamtennessee.com/images/FayetteCoFDsmall.jpg

http://www.fireteamtennessee.com/images/CommonVoicesTiny.jpg

http://www.fireteamtennessee.com/FlowingSprinkler.jpg

Piperton Passes Sprinkler Ordinance

Fayette County May Follow Suit

http://www.fireteamtennessee.com/images/100_1422.jpg

Sprinkler Stops Apartment Fire

Single-head activation prevents tragedy in Columbia

http://www.fireteamtennessee.com/images/9-14-07TNfftodatemap.jpg

Tennessee Year-To-Date Fire Fatalities

As Fire Prevention Week approaches, FTT examines what has happened to this point in 2007.  More...

http://www.fireteamtennessee.com/images/CFDsofafire.jpg

Charleston (SC) Poised for Change

How does your department measure up?

http://www.fireteamtennessee.com/images/furniturestores.jpg

A Tale of Two Furniture Stores...

http://www.fireteamtennessee.com/images/ICC.jpg

http://www.fireteamtennessee.com/images/FLSIP2.jpg

http://www.fireteamtennessee.com/images/March%202007%20484.jpg

Fire Safe Cigarette Legislation Clears Judiciary Committee

9-0 vote sends bill to Finance Committee

http://www.fireteamtennessee.com/images/8-Dec-06_003-2.jpg

Sprinkler Stops

Brentwood Hotel Fire

Second time in two years that sprinkler has saved a Brentwood hotel.

http://www.fireteamtennessee.com/images/PVFDKFD.jpg

Prevention Programs Pay Off:

Kingsport and Pleasant View share their success stories...

http://www.fireteamtennessee.com/images/DSC00042.jpg

America's Fire Problem:

Growing Every Day

http://www.fireteamtennessee.com/images/January%202007%20086.jpg

http://www.fireteamtennessee.com/images/msnbc.gif

Will Your PASS Device Work?!?

The CDC draws fire for investigations, reporting process.

http://www.fireteamtennessee.com/images/H58VFDv1.jpg

Highway 58 VFD Loses Firefighter

Click HERE to visit the department's site.  You may leave condolences in the Guestbook area.

15.8%

...of TN fire departments aren't reporting to TFIRS!

Read the report here.

http://www.fireteamtennessee.com/images/IMG_8622.JPG

Fire Team Accomplishes "Extreme" Mission

Team effort provides sprinkler system to deserving family.

http://www.fireteamtennessee.com/images/IFSAC.gif

TN Receives IFSAC Accreditation

Official Press Release

http://www.fireteamtennessee.com/images/Tuff%20Pics%20038.jpg

http://www.fireteamtennessee.com/images/scanned_009.jpg

http://www.fireteamtennessee.com/images/CheathamStory.jpg

Cheatham County Passes County-Wide Ordinance

Click HERE for complete details

http://www.fireteamtennessee.com/images/CBS.jpg

The CBS Early Show: Live sprinkler demo on national television

Click HERE to read their story & watch the video!

http://www.fireteamtennessee.com/images/Sprinkler%20Save_thumb.jpg

Residential Sprinkler Saves Carroll County (MD) Home

Click HERE for complete story

http://www.fireteamtennessee.com/images/TFACA%20002-2.jpg

Fire Team at the TFACA

http://www.fireteamtennessee.com/images/TFACAlogoTINY.jpg

FTT concludes it's 7th conference at the state fire and codes academy.

http://www.fireteamtennessee.com/images/FIRE-TEAM-USA-small-2.JPG

 

 

FTT in Orlando, FL

http://www.fireteamtennessee.com/images/Built_for_Life_Game.jpg

Fire Team Tennessee was represented at the 62nd Annual International Builders Show in Orlando, Florida January 11-14, 2006.  Jim Dalton, Vickie Pritchett, and Wayne Waggoner helped Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition Spokesperson Ron Hazelton with the new "Built for Life Game" in the HFSC booth.  The lines were constant as builders and developers learned about residential fire sprinkler systems and their installation. 

"Watching the reaction of builders when the statistics and facts about fire sprinklers are shared is exciting," says Vickie Pritchett, FTT Project Manager.  "It is encouraging to realize that builders and developers see the value of fire sprinklers and are embracing their installation in new homes."

 

 

Packed House in Knoxville!!!

http://www.fireteamtennessee.com/images/FTT_Knoxville_035.jpg

FTT's final scheduled conference ended in Knoxville.      Click HERE for pictures.

FTT Visits Roane County

http://www.fireteamtennessee.com/images/December_05_063.jpg

Click HERE for more...

 

ICC Adds Residential Sprinkler Requirements to Appendix

All Aboard!!!

Fire Team Steams Into Chattanooga

Tuesday, October 4, 2005, Patterson, New York The National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA) is pleased to report that history was made at the 2005 International Code Council (ICC) Final Action Hearing in Detroit, Michigan, when the ICC voting membership voted to place fire sprinkler systems in all new one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses by placing the requirement in the Appendix of the International Residential Code (IRC). The voting members had to overturn the IRC committee, who previously denied the code change. An appendix in the IRC is only enforceable if a local jurisdiction adopts the new appendix requirements. The new appendix will be included in the 2006 edition of the IRC.
     NFSA President John Viniello commented, A special thanks goes out to all the organizations and those individuals who worked with NFSA for many years on this residential sprinkler requirement. It is becoming more obvious by this action that as a Nation we are now ready to require residential sprinklers where we live, work and play.

http://www.fireteamtennessee.com/images/chattlead.jpg

 

 

 

 

http://www.fireteamtennessee.com/images/FTT%20Kingsport%20144.jpg

Fire Team - Kingsport: Remembering 9/11

Photos from the event

http://www.fireteamtennessee.com/images/MemphisLead.jpg

Fire Team Memphis: A Hit in Blues City!

The Memphis Fire Team event produces the largest attendance to date.  Click HERE for more photos.

 

http://www.fireteamtennessee.com/images/ChiefRockyInstallRS2.jpg

Franklin Fire Chief Leads by Example

Franklin Fire Chief Rocky Garzarek (left) takes a look at the fire sprinkler system being installed in his new home in Franklin's Westhaven development. 

Chief Garzarek attended Fire Team Tennessee's Nashville event in June, and decided that fire sprinklers would be a must for the safety of his family.

 

 

 

http://www.fireteamtennessee.com/images/FIRE%20TEAM%20LOGO.jpg

Fire Team Tennessee

Copyright 2005

 

Tennessee Fire Sprinkler Contractor's Association

Three-Day Training Workshops

Click HERE for Info

 

Line-of-Duty

2008 LODD:

United States:

52

Tennessee:

0

2007 LODD:

United States:

115

Tennessee:

3

2006 LODD:

United States:

106

Tennessee:

3

Source: USFA

 

http://www.fireteamtennessee.com/images/FTTlogoSmaller.jpg

 

FTT Focus:

 

 

Planning

Legislation

The Fire Chief

Partnerships

Growth

Be Proactive!