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Tennessee Consumer Affairs Offers Tips for a Scam-Free Summer Vacation

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – With Memorial Day (May 28th) kicking off the unofficial start of summer vacation season, the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs urges consumers to be on the lookout for scammers and identity thieves who target summer travelers. 

It's Summer Vacation Time.

It’s Summer Vacation Time.

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Clarksville Marina passes Tennessee State Fire Marshal Inspection

 

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Agency Urges Consumers Be Wary of Electric Shock Drowning During Summer

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – With the arrival of summer and boating season, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) announces the successful completion of all inspections of Tennessee’s public marinas and docks.

The Clarksville Marina at Liberty Park in Clarksville, TN passed SFMO inspection. The inspection was completed December 21st, 2016.

The marina inspection program was created after the passage of Public Chapter 923 (2014)— more commonly referred to as the Noah Dean and Nate Act.

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

 

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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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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Promotes Arson Awareness Week

 

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’s Office Promotes May as Building Safety Month

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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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Tennesseans urged to “Put It In Park” When It Comes To Distracted Driving

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – With the start of national Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) urges Tennessee drivers to “Put It In Park” and commit to safer driving habits by putting away their smart phones, cellular devices, and any distraction that could take a driver’s attention away from the road.

While the use of technology behind the wheel is an increasingly common cause of distracted driving incidents across the country and Tennessee, distracted driving can be created by anything that diverts a driver’s attention away from the road and the inherently dangerous task of driving.  

Distracted Driving Costs Lives, Raises Insurance Premiums

Distracted Driving Costs Lives, Raises Insurance Premiums

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

 

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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