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Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Offers Tips on Auto Insurance, Car Buying for New Grads

May 21, 2018

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – With graduation season in full swing, the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) offers insurance and safety tips to new graduates who plan on buying a new car before departing for college or entering the workforce.

Tennessee Motor Vehicle Commission and Insurance Division Offer Consumer Tips.

Tennessee Motor Vehicle Commission and Insurance Division Offer Consumer Tips.

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SFMO Promotes Arson Awareness Week

May 11, 2018

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) Fire Investigations Section joins the United States Fire Administration (USFA) in promoting Arson Awareness Week (May 6th-12th) in Tennessee. The theme of this year’s campaign is “Reducing Arson at Vacant and Abandoned Buildings.”

Vacant and abandoned buildings hurt a community’s image, but they can also result in increased criminal activity and public safety concerns. Nationwide, about 23,800 vacant residential building fires are reported each year and cause an estimated 75 deaths, 200 injuries and $785 million in property loss, according to the USFA.

Arson Awareness Week

Arson Awareness Week

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal says Only Install Home Security Bars with Quick-Release Device

May 7, 2018

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Security bars are a common method of household protection against burglary. While burglar bars keep criminals out, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) warns consumers that, in the event of a fire, bars without a quick-release device can block crucial exits and trap residents inside a burning home.

According to the Tennessee Fire Incident Reporting System (TFIRS), between 2012 and 2016, 12 residents died in home fires where security bars were a contributing factor to the fire death. Ten of the 12 deaths occurred in a single incident in Memphis that claimed the lives of three adults and seven children in September 2016.

Between 2012 and 2016, 12 Residents Died In Home Fires Where Security Bars Hindered Escape.

Between 2012 and 2016, 12 Residents Died In Home Fires Where Security Bars Hindered Escape.

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State Fire Marshal’s Office Promotes May as Building Safety Month

May 2, 2018

National Campaign Brings Awareness to Life-Saving Capabilities of Building Codes

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – As the prevalence of new construction continues to increase across the Volunteer State, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has declared May 2018 as Building Safety Month to increase public awareness of the critical role building codes play in ensuring fire and life safety.

The International Code Council (ICC) created Building Safety Month 38 years ago to reinforce the importance of code adoption and celebrate the victories of building codes in saving lives during disasters. The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is proud to join Governor Haslam and the ICC in promoting the annual campaign.

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Don’t Let “Splash and Dash” Scams Put a Damper on Home Improvement Projects

April 24, 2018

Home Improvements Ranked as No. 1 Complaint Category for Second Consecutive Year

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – With the spring season underway, many Tennesseans are making plans to spruce up their homes with help from lawn care services and construction companies. The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs is reminding consumers to remain savvy and make sure the individual or business you hire for these home improvement projects doesn’t leave behind incomplete work and unresolved billing issues.

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State Fire Marshal: Most Home Fire Deaths Caused by Smoke, Not Flames

April 20, 2018

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Home is the place people feel safest from fire, but it’s actually the place they’re at greatest risk. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), approximately 80 percent of all U.S. fire deaths occur in the home. Most home fire fatalities, however, are not caused by burns, but by smoke inhalation.

To help prevent these tragedies, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is reminding residents that the early detection capabilities of a working smoke alarm can mean the difference between life and death.

Most home fire fatalities are caused by smoke inhalation. A working smoke alarm can be a live safer.

Most home fire fatalities are caused by smoke inhalation. A working smoke alarm can be a live safer.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal and State Forester Promote Wildfire Awareness This Spring

April 15, 2018

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The arrival of spring means Tennesseans will head outdoors to spruce up their homes and properties. Homeowners often burn debris and brush during spring time, which can lead to an increase in dangerous uncontrolled burns and wildfires.

The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Department of Agriculture’s Division of Forestry want consumers who plan on outdoor burning this year to remember that wildfires can produce disastrous results when safety precautions are not taken.

Tennessee State Fire Marshal and State Forester urge you to be safe when burning debris.

Tennessee State Fire Marshal and State Forester urge you to be safe when burning debris.

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State Fire Marshal Urges Caution When Using Medical Oxygen in the Home

April 3, 2018

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Medical oxygen is a necessity for Tennesseans suffering with respiratory illnesses, but it is among the leading causes of fire fatalities in homes across the state. The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) reminds consumers that homes where medical oxygen is used need to have specific fire safety rules to prevent fires and burns.

“We urge Tennesseans to take extra care when using medical oxygen in the home,” said State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak.

16 Fire Fatalities Involving Medical Oxygen Occurred in Tennessee between 2012 and 2016

16 Fire Fatalities Involving Medical Oxygen Occurred in Tennessee between 2012 and 2016

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SFMO Encourages Tennesseans to Remember Fire Safety when Spring Cleaning

April 1, 2018

Excessive Household Content Increases Risks for Residents and First Responders

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – With spring officially underway, many Tennesseans are gearing up for a thorough round of spring cleaning. The State Fire Marshal’s Office reminds residents of the importance of incorporating fire safety into household cleaning plans.

“Routine cleaning can help reduce common household fire hazards and make your home, family, and neighbors safer,” said State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. “It’s crucial to properly maintain items such as clothes dryers and electric cords and to properly address the fire risk created by having excessive content in the home.”

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs Offers Tax Filing Tips Ahead of April 17th Deadline

March 27, 2018

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – With Tax Day arriving Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs is offering Tennesseans the following tips to help navigate the income tax filing process and make the most of their income tax refund.

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