Tuesday, December 3 2013 7:06 PM EST2013-12-04 00:06:15 GMT
A Clarksville woman who thought she'd run out of options after having two open-heart surgeries and still struggled with heart issues received a rare, non-invasive procedure to help repair a valve in herMore >>
A Clarksville woman who thought she'd run out of options after having two open-heart surgeries and still struggled with heart issues received a rare, non-invasive procedure to help repair a valve in her heart.More >>
Wednesday, November 27 2013 10:42 PM EST2013-11-28 03:42:22 GMT
Imagine spending the first 16 years of your life feeling like you have a mild case of the flu. A Rutherford County teen doesn't have to imagine. He's lived it. But thanks to a recent transplant, he'llMore >>
Imagine spending the first 16 years of your life feeling like you have a mild case of the flu. A Rutherford County teen doesn't have to imagine. He's lived it.More >>
Friday, November 22 2013 10:57 PM EST2013-11-23 03:57:24 GMT
A Middle Tennessee teenager is sharing her fight against a rare medical condition that's robbing her of her eyesight. Alexis London, 14, says she is living in the moment and turning each of these momentsMore >>
A Middle Tennessee teenager is sharing her fight against a rare medical condition that's robbing her of her eyesight.More >>
Tuesday, November 12 2013 4:43 PM EST2013-11-12 21:43:18 GMT
Cutting-edge technology is being used right here in Nashville to help people after traumatic accidents. A few months ago, a duck named Buttercup was fitted with a prosthetic foot, and it turns out theMore >>
Cutting-edge technology is being used right here in Nashville to help people after traumatic accidents. More >>
Monday, November 11 2013 7:06 PM EST2013-11-12 00:06:45 GMT
Those who are traveling for Thanksgiving this year may want to get a flu vaccine now. Whether you're flying, driving or just having company over, you will likely run into someone who's feeling under theMore >>
Those who are traveling for Thanksgiving this year may want to get a flu vaccine now.More >>
Friday, November 1 2013 7:47 PM EDT2013-11-01 23:47:56 GMT
A unique camp in Middle Tennessee camp is helping children with autism learn important life skills. Communication is a big struggle for kids with autism, but this summer they're getting the opportunityMore >>
A unique camp in Middle Tennessee camp is helping children with autism learn important life skills.More >>
Friday, October 25 2013 7:47 PM EDT2013-10-25 23:47:50 GMT
Breast cancer can be a tough diagnosis to work through, and even when the cancer is gone the fight isn't always over. Last summer, Janetta Elmore had a mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer. AfterMore >>
Breast cancer can be a tough diagnosis to work through, and even when the cancer is gone the fight isn't always over.More >>
Tuesday, July 2 2013 6:08 PM EDT2013-07-02 22:08:15 GMT
As the holiday weekend approaches, there are some important reminders to stay safe when you're out on the water at the lake or river. Last year, there were 171 boating accidents in Tennessee, and manyMore >>
As the holiday weekend approaches, there are some important reminders to stay safe when you're out on the water at the lake or river.More >>
Friday, December 6 2013 4:46 PM EST2013-12-06 21:46:36 GMT
A woman has been arrested after police say she used her small child to enter her neighbor's home though a doggie door to steal.Rockdale County Sheriff's deputies arrested Cheryl Keele, 25, at her homeMore >>
A woman has been arrested after police say she used her small child to enter her neighbor's home though a doggie door to steal.More >>
The countdown to Christmas is on, and Toledo police officers along with an organization called Feet on the Street are gearing up to help make Christmas wishes come true for some children in need.More >>
"Me and my wife separated due to -- for several reasons; um, one of which being the way she treated my children," Terry Steinfurth told Nancy Grace Monday night. More >>
"Me and my wife separated due to -- for several reasons; um, one of which being the way she treated my children. That's why we separated, and we separated back in November," Terry Steinfurth told Nancy Grace Monday night.More >>
"Simple safety precautions can keep grilling fun and with the right recipe, an enjoyable time for the entire family," said OAPFF President Mark Sanders.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, gas grills have been involved in an annual average of 7,100 house fires from 2006-2010, while charcoal or other solid-fueled grills were involved in an annual average of 1,200 house fires. A total of 28 percent of the home structure fires involving grills started on a courtyard, terrace or patio. Also, flammable or combustible gas or liquid was the item first ignited in almost half of the home outdoor grill fires.
Gas Grill Safety Tips
Liquid petroleum (LP) gas or propane used in gas grills, is highly flammable. Each year, about 30 people are injured as a result of gas grill fires and explosions. Many of these fires and explosions occur when cooks first use a grill that has been left idle for a period of time, or just after refilling and reattaching the grill's gas container.
To reduce the risk of fire or explosion, Ohioans should routinely perform the following safety checks:
-Check the tubes that lead into the burner for any blockage from insects, spiders, or food grease.
-Check grill hoses for cracking, brittleness, holes, and leaks. Make sure there are no sharp bends in the hose or tubing.
-Move gas hoses as far away as possible from hot surfaces and dripping hot grease. If you can't move the hoses, install a heat shield to protect them.
-Replace scratched or nicked connectors, which can eventually leak gas.
-Check for gas leaks following the manufacturer's instructions, if you smell gas or when you reconnect the grill to the LP gas container. If you detect a leak, immediately turn off the gas and don't try to light the grill until the leak is fixed.
-Keep lighted cigarettes, matches, or open flames away from a leaking grill.
-Never use a grill indoors. Use the grill at least 10 feet away from your house or building. Do not use the grill in a garage, breezeway, carport, porch, or under a surface that can catch fire.
-Do not attempt to repair the tank valve or the appliance yourself. See an LP gas dealer or a qualified appliance repair person.
-Always follow the manufacturer's instructions that accompany the grill.
Consumers should use caution when storing LP gas containers. Always keep containers upright. Never store a spare gas container under or near the grill, or indoors. Never store or use flammable liquids, like gasoline, near the grill.
To avoid accidents while transporting LP gas containers, consumers should transport the container in a secure, upright position. Never keep a filled container in a hot car or car trunk; heat will cause the gas pressure to increase, which may open the relief valve and allow gas to escape.
Charcoal Grill Safety Tips
Charcoal produces carbon monoxide (CO) when it is burned. CO is a colorless, odorless gas that can accumulate to toxic levels in closed environments. Each year, about 30 people die and 100 are injured as a result of CO fumes from charcoal grills and hibachis used inside.
To reduce these CO poisonings, the Consumer Product Safety Commission is offering the following safety tips:
-Never burn charcoal inside of homes, vehicles, tents, or campers. Charcoal should never be used indoors, even if ventilation is provided.
-Since charcoal produces CO fumes until the charcoal is completely extinguished, do not store the grill indoors with freshly used coals.
-Make sure coals are completely extinguished and cool before discarding them in a trash can.
"Grill fires are easily preventable. Ohio's fire fighters encourage you to be safe this summer and enjoy the season," said Sanders.
The OAPFF is comprised of more than 10,000 professional fire fighters throughout the Buckeye State. Dedicated to assisting Ohio fire fighters, the OAPFF is also committed to public safety and is a leader in fire safety statewide.