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Operating as usual

11/28/2022

Severe storms are possible tomorrow evening and perhaps into the overnight hours as a strong cold front sweeps through the mid state. The best chance for severe weather will be in areas west of I-65 between 6 p.m. and midnight. There is a lesser risk of severe storms in areas east of Nashville, including the Cumberland Plateau. Damaging straight-line winds, large hail and even a few tornadoes are possible during this event.

A Wind Advisory is in Effect for our area until Sunday afternoon.
11/27/2022

A Wind Advisory is in Effect for our area until Sunday afternoon.

Happy Thanksgiving from PFD!
11/24/2022

Happy Thanksgiving from PFD!

Got to eat when you can. 😂
11/23/2022

Got to eat when you can. 😂

Practice Good Kitchen Safety This Holiday Season.
11/22/2022

Practice Good Kitchen Safety This Holiday Season.

Follow these tips to prevent turkey fryer fires this holiday season.✅ Use your turkey fryer outdoors.✅ Determine the cor...
11/21/2022
Turkey Fryer Fire

Follow these tips to prevent turkey fryer fires this holiday season.
✅ Use your turkey fryer outdoors.
✅ Determine the correct amount of oil needed.
✅ Make sure your turkey is completely thawed before frying it.
✅ Check the temperature often with a cooking thermometer so the oil will not overheat.
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Check out the turkey fryer fire below.

Since 2002, there have been more than 168 turkey-fryer related fire, burn, explosion or CO poisoning incidents, including 672 injuries and $8 million in prop...

We enjoyed having a local homeschool group visit our Station 1 today!
11/18/2022

We enjoyed having a local homeschool group visit our Station 1 today!

Stay safe while staying warm. Follow these safety tips when using your fireplace.
11/17/2022

Stay safe while staying warm. Follow these safety tips when using your fireplace.

Watch the video below to learn how to safely stay warm as winter approaches.
11/15/2022
Portable Heater Fire Safety

Watch the video below to learn how to safely stay warm as winter approaches.

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 ...

Congratulations to our most recent certification recipients! Great work!
11/15/2022

Congratulations to our most recent certification recipients! Great work!

11/11/2022
11/11/2022
With colder temperatures on the way, consider these heating safety tips:▪️Keep anything that can burn, such as bedding, ...
11/09/2022

With colder temperatures on the way, consider these heating safety tips:
▪️Keep anything that can burn, such as bedding, clothing and curtains, at least 3 feet away from the heater.
▪️Make sure the heater has an automatic shut-off, so if it tips over, it shuts off.
▪️Turn heaters off when you go to bed or leave the room.
▪️Plug portable heaters directly into outlets and never into an extension cord or power strip.

11/09/2022

A great night of training provided by PPD instructors.
DID YOU KNOW: Our sworn fire investigators participate in PPD training to stay current with law enforcement skills and knowledge.

Great work!
11/08/2022

Great work!

11/05/2022
11/04/2022
We have some fun news to share. Captain Berry can now get mail and email! Your elementary age child or students can mail...
11/04/2022

We have some fun news to share. Captain Berry can now get mail and email! Your elementary age child or students can mail or email their fire safety questions and artwork to Captain Berry at the mailing or email address listed below. Some questions and artwork could be selected to be posted on the department's social media pages.

A fire escape plan should always have at least 2 ways out, even from the second floor. If your home has two floors, ever...
11/03/2022
The Best Fire Escape Ladder

A fire escape plan should always have at least 2 ways out, even from the second floor. If your home has two floors, every family member must be able to escape from second floor rooms. Escape ladders can be placed in or near windows to provide an additional escape route. Always review the manufacturer's instructions carefully so you'll be able to use a safety ladder in an emergency. The opinion article below mentions which products they suggest when it comes to fire escape ladders.

After more than 30 hours researching, talking to firefighters, and testing three ladders, we think the X-It 2-Story Emergency Escape Ladder is the best.

PFD has opened the position of Part-Time Firefighter. You can apply online on the city website, under the careers tab.
11/02/2022

PFD has opened the position of Part-Time Firefighter. You can apply online on the city website, under the careers tab.

You may notice PFD and EMS personnel in some different shirts this month. November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. First...
11/02/2022

You may notice PFD and EMS personnel in some different shirts this month. November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. First Responders across Sumner County are supporting one of our own in this fight, Captain Shelly Estes of Sumner County EMS . Sumner County EMS is tagged in this post. Show your support for Captain Estes by leaving her a comment below.

We had such a great time at the Richland Park  !
11/01/2022

We had such a great time at the Richland Park !

Come see PFD and PIRATE Captain Berry at the park!
10/31/2022

Come see PFD and PIRATE Captain Berry at the park!

10/31/2022

🤡🎃👻🎃👻🎃🤡 HAPPY HALLOWEEN! 🤡 🎃👻🎃👻🎃🤡

We are so excited to see everyone at Richland Park from 5-7pm for our Annual Trick or Treat event!

Drive slow & watch for kids!

https://cityofportlandtn.gov

A reminder that the City's Burn Ban is still in effect. See details in the original post below. It is still dry. There h...
10/29/2022

A reminder that the City's Burn Ban is still in effect. See details in the original post below. It is still dry. There have been 13 grass fires in the county this week with 3 being in the Portland area. We will reevaluate the ban after the anticipated rainfall this weekend.

Due to continued dry conditions, a burn ban has been issued.

We received all kinds of goodies and thank you cards today from the Homeschool Group that visited us earlier this month....
10/29/2022

We received all kinds of goodies and thank you cards today from the Homeschool Group that visited us earlier this month. They were a great group! Check out this card with our Engine 1 logo drawn by one of the students. Pretty spot on!

Today, we visited our last school for  ! It has been a busy, but fun month. We at PFD have had the opportunity to share ...
10/28/2022

Today, we visited our last school for ! It has been a busy, but fun month. We at PFD have had the opportunity to share our fire safety message with approximately 2200 students through our elementary schools, homeschool groups, and other special events, not including trunk-or-treat fun. Thank you all for having us, and remember to make your !

PFD will be participating in the Trick-or-Treat event at the park on Monday. Come by and see us...You never know who wil...
10/28/2022

PFD will be participating in the Trick-or-Treat event at the park on Monday. Come by and see us...You never know who will show up!

Congratulations to FF Alexander Gerakis on passing his Firefighter I certification testing!
10/28/2022

Congratulations to FF Alexander Gerakis on passing his Firefighter I certification testing!

Follow these safety tips to practice safe Trick or Treating this Halloween.
10/26/2022

Follow these safety tips to practice safe Trick or Treating this Halloween.

* Wind Advisory is in effect for Tuesday for most of Middle Tennessee. Sustained winds of 15 to 25 mph are expected duri...
10/24/2022

* Wind Advisory is in effect for Tuesday for most of Middle Tennessee. Sustained winds of 15 to 25 mph are expected during the day, with gusts as high as 40 mph possible.

PFD Fire Investigators had the pleasure of speaking at the Citizen's Police Academy last week where we got to talk about...
10/24/2022

PFD Fire Investigators had the pleasure of speaking at the Citizen's Police Academy last week where we got to talk about our team and how we conduct fire scene investigations.

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Come by and see us at the Fall Festival today.
10/22/2022

Come by and see us at the Fall Festival today.

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Portland, TN
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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.

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.
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.
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.
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