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Improper Portable Fuel Containers Pose Explosion and Fire Risks at Gas Pumps

September 17, 2016 | 4:45 pm

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) and State Fire Marshal’s Office are reminding Tennesseans today of the hazards associated with filling portable fuel containers at petroleum stations. “We are asking Tennesseans to use only approved, portable fuel containers and only fill them up if it is absolutely necessary,” said TEMA Director Patrick Sheehan. “There is [...]

Statement from TEMA Director Patrick Sheehan on Tennessee’s Petroleum Availability

September 17, 2016 | 3:52 pm

“We want to reassure Tennesseans there is petroleum available to meet the needs of consumers. Gov. Haslam’s emergency declaration issued on Friday ensures the transportation and delivery of petroleum to convenience stores and retailers in Tennessee. Tennessee’s consumers need to maintain their normal driving and fuel buying habits. If consumers fill up unnecessarily, top off [...]

Reflect on September 11 and Make Sure You are Prepared for Emergencies

September 9, 2016 | 11:31 am

This Sunday marks 15 years since the attacks in Shanksville, Penn., Washington D.C., and New York City. As we remember this mournful day, we also need to remember how our neighbors across the National continue to experience the many hardships of disasters, hardships which are the result of historic floods, historic drought, earthquakes, severe weather, [...]