Tag: State Fire Marshal Tim Bean

RELEASE: State fire marshal advises Missourians to remember fire safety at Thanksgiving and throughout holiday season

Holiday season greatly increases residential fire risks because of increased indoor cooking, turkey fryers, candles, Christmas trees and other factors   JEFFERSON CITY – State Fire Marshal Tim Bean is reminding Missourians that Thanksgiving not only kicks off the holiday season, it raises the potential for dangerous residential fires – caused by everything from increased indoor cooking and turkey fryers to Christmas trees, decorations and festive candles. “The holidays and winter season are peak fire […]

Fire Marshal urges Missourians to check their fire extinguishers after millions are recalled

Recall includes 134 models of Kidde plastic-handle and push-button extinguishers manufactured since 1973 that may not work in an emergency JEFFERSON CITY – State Fire Marshal Tim Bean is urging all Missourians to check their fire extinguishers following a U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recall of almost 38 million Kidde brand fire extinguishers in the U.S. The recall involves two styles of Kidde fire extinguishers – plastic handle fire extinguishers and push-button Pindicator fire extinguishers […]

Fire Prevention Week 2017 focuses on planning

Oct. 8 – 14 awareness campaign emphasizes teaching every member of the family two escape routes from each room of house and participating in home fire drill twice a year  JEFFERSON CITY – In advance of Fire Prevention Week 2017, State Fire Marshal Tim Bean is urging Missouri families to plan two escape routes from each room in their home, to teach children how to escape and to conduct family fire drills twice year. “In […]