Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

State Fire Marshal's Office urges fireworks safety ahead of Fourth of July Holiday

Fireworks caused over $1M in damages in 2021

 


NASHVILLE – As Volunteer State residents prepare to celebrate the upcoming Fourth of July holiday, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (“SFMO”) urges Tennesseans to consider the risks to your personal safety, your property, and your finances that can arise from fireworks-related mishaps.

Consumer fireworks pose a hazard to Tennesseans’ health and safety. Records show 175 total fires were started in 2021 by fireworks causing $1.23 million in direct property damage in Tennessee. Aside from causing injuries, fires or damage caused by fireworks in a Tennessee municipality that b...



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