Portland TN Fire Department

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Operating as usual

Roads could be difficult to travel tomorrow and Monday.
01/15/2022

Roads could be difficult to travel tomorrow and Monday.

Updated snow total forecast for the weekend.
01/14/2022

Updated snow total forecast for the weekend.

Updated snow total forecast for the weekend.

Winter Storm Watch starting tomorrow evening. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.
01/14/2022

Winter Storm Watch starting tomorrow evening. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

Winter Storm Watch starting tomorrow evening. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

Heating is the second leading cause of home fires. Follow these tips and watch the video below to safely stay warm this ...
01/14/2022
Portable Heater Fire Safety

Heating is the second leading cause of home fires. Follow these tips and watch the video below to safely stay warm this winter.
▪Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet from any heat source like fireplaces, wood stoves, radiators or space heaters.
▪Plug only one heat-producing appliance (such as a space heater) into an electrical outlet at a time.
▪Turn space heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed.
#portlandtnfire #FireIsEveryonesFight #HeatingFireSafety
https://youtu.be/OXwvKCIbadg

Portable heater fires in homes peak in January. Most occur because they are too close to items that can burn. About 40 percent of home portable heater fires ...

Photos from US National Weather Service Nashville Tennessee's post
01/14/2022

Photos from US National Weather Service Nashville Tennessee's post

01/14/2022

The picture is starting to become a little clearer, although we still can't give a snowfall forecast for your exact location with much confidence. The temperatures in the graphic are for Nashville. If you live along the Cumberland Plateau, you can shave off a few degrees. Locations near the Alabama state line can maybe add a degree or two. But this will hopefully give everyone some idea what to expect the next 5 days.

A lot can change in the next day or so with forecasts. Plan for snow accumulation in our area this weekend. We will shar...
01/13/2022

A lot can change in the next day or so with forecasts. Plan for snow accumulation in our area this weekend. We will share updates tomorrow.

A lot can change in the next day or so with forecasts. Plan for snow accumulation in our area this weekend. We will share updates tomorrow.

Have a plan in place for when seconds count. You could have less than 2 minutes to get out safely once the smoke alarm s...
01/13/2022

Have a plan in place for when seconds count. You could have less than 2 minutes to get out safely once the smoke alarm sounds. #portlandtnfire #firesafety #FireIsEveryonesFight #BeFireSafe

Have a plan in place for when seconds count. You could have less than 2 minutes to get out safely once the smoke alarm sounds. #portlandtnfire #firesafety #FireIsEveryonesFight #BeFireSafe

01/13/2022

There is the chance of snow accumulation Saturday night into Sunday. Weather models are still all over the place. Continue to monitor weather forecasts today and tomorrow.

Here is some helpful winter info for Weather-Ready Wednesday. Cold, wet weather is expected this weekend. #WeatherReady ...
01/12/2022

Here is some helpful winter info for Weather-Ready Wednesday. Cold, wet weather is expected this weekend. #WeatherReady #coldweather #snow

Here is some helpful winter info for Weather-Ready Wednesday. Cold, wet weather is expected this weekend. #WeatherReady #coldweather #snow

Congratulations to FF Drew Thompson on receiving his Pumper Driver/Operator certification. This 80 hour tested course pr...
01/11/2022

Congratulations to FF Drew Thompson on receiving his Pumper Driver/Operator certification. This 80 hour tested course provides instruction on water supply techniques and apparatus operations.

Congratulations to FF Drew Thompson on receiving his Pumper Driver/Operator certification. This 80 hour tested course provides instruction on water supply techniques and apparatus operations.

The recent tragedy in NYC is the deadliest blaze in the city since 1990. The nation mourns with NYC for the reason that ...
01/11/2022

The recent tragedy in NYC is the deadliest blaze in the city since 1990. The nation mourns with NYC for the reason that fire deaths and injuries are not just a big city problem, but a national problem. There have been 131 home fire fatalities reported in the U.S. so far in 2022. That's only 11 days. So what can YOU do to help keep Portland fire safe?
🔴 Have working smoke alarms in your home and workplace.
🔴 Have an escape plan with 2 ways out of every room.
🔴 Sleep with your bedroom door closed. If you are escaping a fire, close the door behind you to slow the spread of fire and smoke.
🔴 If your business had infractions on an inspection, fix the issues.
🔴 Help us spread our fire safety messages by sharing our social media posts, videos, handouts, and other fire safety materials with your family, friends, and co-workers.

Your help may save a life.
#portlandtnfire #community #firesafety #FireIsEveryonesFight

The recent tragedy in NYC is the deadliest blaze in the city since 1990. The nation mourns with NYC for the reason that fire deaths and injuries are not just a big city problem, but a national problem. There have been 131 home fire fatalities reported in the U.S. so far in 2022. That's only 11 days. So what can YOU do to help keep Portland fire safe?
🔴 Have working smoke alarms in your home and workplace.
🔴 Have an escape plan with 2 ways out of every room.
🔴 Sleep with your bedroom door closed. If you are escaping a fire, close the door behind you to slow the spread of fire and smoke.
🔴 If your business had infractions on an inspection, fix the issues.
🔴 Help us spread our fire safety messages by sharing our social media posts, videos, handouts, and other fire safety materials with your family, friends, and co-workers.

Your help may save a life.
#portlandtnfire #community #firesafety #FireIsEveryonesFight

Thank you to our Portland Police Officers and Detectives serving our city.
01/09/2022

Thank you to our Portland Police Officers and Detectives serving our city.

Thank you to our Portland Police Officers and Detectives serving our city.

01/08/2022
Congratulations to Mayor Callis on his graduation from the Tennessee Certified Public Manager program, which consisted o...
01/07/2022

Congratulations to Mayor Callis on his graduation from the Tennessee Certified Public Manager program, which consisted of 300 total hours of training. Strong work!

01/07/2022
01/07/2022

Traffic Warning:
Expect all roads to be ice covered.
Please be safe and drive slow if you have to travel.
Reminder that City offices are closed today (1-7-22), and sanitation routes will begin Monday (1-10-22)
The City's transfer station will be closed Saturday (1-8-22), and will not be accepting trash or brush.

Thank you to our firefighters, police officers, and all of our city employees who are working in this weather today.
01/06/2022

Thank you to our firefighters, police officers, and all of our city employees who are working in this weather today.

Thank you to our firefighters, police officers, and all of our city employees who are working in this weather today.

Chance of snow today.
01/06/2022

Chance of snow today.

Chance of snow today.

Photos from US National Weather Service Nashville Tennessee's post
01/06/2022

Photos from US National Weather Service Nashville Tennessee's post

It looks like fun, but driving tomorrow could be a challenge. If it's snowing, drive slowly. It’s harder to control or s...
01/06/2022

It looks like fun, but driving tomorrow could be a challenge. If it's snowing, drive slowly. It’s harder to control or stop your vehicle on a slick or snow-covered road. Increase your following distance enough so that you'll have plenty of time to stop for vehicles ahead of you. #drivesafe #WeatherReady

It looks like fun, but driving tomorrow could be a challenge. If it's snowing, drive slowly. It’s harder to control or stop your vehicle on a slick or snow-covered road. Increase your following distance enough so that you'll have plenty of time to stop for vehicles ahead of you. #drivesafe #WeatherReady

Afternoon Update: Snow is on the way in the morning hours, with totals estimated to be around 3" in our area.
01/05/2022

Afternoon Update: Snow is on the way in the morning hours, with totals estimated to be around 3" in our area.

Snow tomorrow. Be Weather-Ready.
01/05/2022

Snow tomorrow. Be Weather-Ready.

A chance of Snow accumulation for our area on Thursday. Be Weather-Ready.
01/04/2022

A chance of Snow accumulation for our area on Thursday. Be Weather-Ready.

A chance of Snow accumulation for our area on Thursday. Be Weather-Ready.

Be careful on the roads.
01/02/2022

Be careful on the roads.

Update: Tornado watch for our area has been cancelled.Our area is under a tornado watch until 6pm. Continue to monitor t...
01/01/2022

Update: Tornado watch for our area has been cancelled.

Our area is under a tornado watch until 6pm. Continue to monitor the weather.

Update: Tornado watch for our area has been cancelled.

Our area is under a tornado watch until 6pm. Continue to monitor the weather.

01/01/2022
01/01/2022

1020 PM Update, showers and storms were forming rapidly along the Kentucky and Tennessee border counties. Areas north of I-40 will be the main focus overnight for the potential of severe storms and heavy rain. This does not mean other areas are "in the clear", but the risk level decreases as you go father south and east .Look for coverage and intensity to increase, especially after midnight. All types of severe weather continue to be possible including damaging winds, large hail, and isolated tornadoes. Flash flooding will become a threat late in the night.

Here is the updated severe weather outlook. There are two waves of storms to pay attention to. There is the potential fo...
12/31/2021

Here is the updated severe weather outlook. There are two waves of storms to pay attention to. There is the potential for severe weather overnight and again tomorrow afternoon. Have multiple ways to receive weather alerts and be Weather-Ready.

Our friends at Oxford, AL Fire Department have a  creative way to remember the difference between a watch and a warning....
12/31/2021

Our friends at Oxford, AL Fire Department have a creative way to remember the difference between a watch and a warning. This may come in handy later. Continue to monitor for updates on severe weather that could be headed our way.

We know remembering the difference between a watch and warning during severe weather threats can be confusing. Hopefully this comparison can help 🌮

This may become an interesting weekend. Our area has a slight risk of severe weather overnight with an enhanced risk of ...
12/31/2021

This may become an interesting weekend. Our area has a slight risk of severe weather overnight with an enhanced risk of severe storms tomorrow from 1pm-9pm. Those storms may be capable of producing tornadoes and damaging wind. Then things get weird on Sunday for a chance of snow. Continue to monitor the weather for any changes and be Weather-Ready.

Photos from US National Weather Service Nashville Tennessee's post
12/31/2021

Photos from US National Weather Service Nashville Tennessee's post

12/30/2021

It has been a busy 2021 for PFD. Along with responding to an increased number of emergency calls, our firefighters have been hard at work with fire safety inspections, pre-planning for potential emergencies, growing the fire safety education program, and working toward becoming a better fire department for our community. We are excited for 2022. Here is short video of just some of our 2021. #portlandtnfire #firefighter #newyear2022 #FullSteamAhead

More storms possible tomorrow.
12/30/2021

More storms possible tomorrow.

We are not saying you should cancel your New Year's Eve plans right now, but you will need to monitor weather updates closely and be prepared to cancel or make changes.

We expect 2 episodes of possible severe storms in Middle Tennessee. The first will come late Friday evening through the late night hours. This will impact mainly the northwest half of Middle Tennessee, including all of the Nashville Metro area.

The second will be Saturday afternoon and evening for ALL of the Mid State.

Damaging winds, hail, isolated tornadoes, and very heavy rain are possible Friday night and Saturday. There is still a lot of uncertainty regarding the severity level, but even if the storms do not become severe, it will be a very messy start to the New Year.

A cold front will sweep out all the rain and storms by late Saturday evening. Much, much colder air will follow and there could be some snowflakes Sunday. We do not expect any accumulation. Temperatures will be shocking for the start of next work week with Monday morning lows around 20!

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111 Woods Rd
Portland, TN
37148

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Roads could be difficult to travel tomorrow and Monday.
Updated snow total forecast for the weekend.
Winter Storm Watch starting tomorrow evening. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.
Heating is the second leading cause of home fires. Follow these tips and watch the video below to safely stay warm this winter. ▪Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet from any heat source like fireplaces, wood stoves, radiators or space heaters. ▪Plug only one heat-producing appliance (such as a space heater) into an electrical outlet at a time. ▪Turn space heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed. #portlandtnfire #FireIsEveryonesFight #HeatingFireSafety https://youtu.be/OXwvKCIbadg
A lot can change in the next day or so with forecasts. Plan for snow accumulation in our area this weekend. We will share updates tomorrow.
Have a plan in place for when seconds count. You could have less than 2 minutes to get out safely once the smoke alarm sounds. #portlandtnfire #firesafety #FireIsEveryonesFight #BeFireSafe
There is the chance of snow accumulation Saturday night into Sunday. Weather models are still all over the place. Continue to monitor weather forecasts today and tomorrow.
Here is some helpful winter info for Weather-Ready Wednesday. Cold, wet weather is expected this weekend. #WeatherReady #coldweather #snow
Congratulations to FF Drew Thompson on receiving his Pumper Driver/Operator certification. This 80 hour tested course provides instruction on water supply techniques and apparatus operations.
The recent tragedy in NYC is the deadliest blaze in the city since 1990. The nation mourns with NYC for the reason that fire deaths and injuries are not just a big city problem, but a national problem. There have been 131 home fire fatalities reported in the U.S. so far in 2022. That's only 11 days. So what can YOU do to help keep Portland fire safe? 🔴 Have working smoke alarms in your home and workplace. 🔴 Have an escape plan with 2 ways out of every room. 🔴 Sleep with your bedroom door closed. If you are escaping a fire, close the door behind you to slow the spread of fire and smoke. 🔴 If your business had infractions on an inspection, fix the issues. 🔴 Help us spread our fire safety messages by sharing our social media posts, videos, handouts, and other fire safety materials with your family, friends, and co-workers. Your help may save a life. #portlandtnfire #community #firesafety #FireIsEveryonesFight