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Tennessee Fire Marshal’s “100 for 100” Initiative Surpasses 4,000 Alarms Installed

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) proudly announces that five fire departments who accepted the SFMO’s most recent “100 for 100” smoke alarm installation challenge installed 503 alarms during the July 30th event, bringing the total number of alarms installed as part of the initiative to 4,037.

Created to commemorate the SFMO’s 100th anniversary, the “100 for 100” challenge is a fun way for Tennessee fire departments to test their limits while providing crucial alert devices and safety education to the citizens of their local communities.

Smoke Alarm

Smoke Alarm

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal Shares Tips on Proper Fire Extinguisher Use

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – A portable fire extinguisher can be a helpful piece of safety equipment when it comes to putting out a small fire, but the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office reminds Tennesseans that extinguishers have limitations.

Because fire grows and spreads so rapidly, the number one priority for residents during a fire incident is to get outside quickly and safely.

Fire Extinguisher Safety Tips.

Fire Extinguisher Safety Tips.

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Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance Urges Residents to Consider Flood Insurance

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and InsuranceNashville, TN – As recent floods devastated homes in Tennessee and elsewhere in the U.S., the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) calls on residents to give greater consideration to purchasing flood insurance to help protect their investments in their homes and properties.

 Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Urges Tennesseans to get Flood Insurance.

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Urges Tennesseans to get Flood Insurance.

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs says ‘Unclaimed Funds’ Letters Mailed From State Are Legitimate

 

Tennessee Division of Consumer AffairsNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s Division of Consumer Affairs wants consumers to be on the lookout for letters from the State of Tennessee indicating that they might have unclaimed funds.

The State of Tennessee’s Treasury Department, Division of Unclaimed Property, has recently sent a mass mailing of letters to consumers for which they have a record of unclaimed property.  (Click here to see an example of the letter.)

State of Tennessee mails consumers letters for unclaimed property.

State of Tennessee mails consumers letters for unclaimed property.

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Tennessee Securities Division Offers Tips to Develop a Savings & Investing Strategy

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and InsuranceNashville, TN – Most consumers dream of financial independence, but so many fail to achieve it because they never take the first step and create a strategy for reaching their goals.

The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s Securities Division encourages consumers concerned with their financial well-being to begin by making a personal investment plan.

Savings & Investing Strategy Tips given by the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s Securities Division.

Savings & Investing Strategy Tips given by the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s Securities Division.

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Clarksville Gas and Water Warns of Potential Scam

 

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Clarksville Gas and Water Department - CGWClarksville, TN – Clarksville Gas and Water has been alerted by customers who reported they have been contacted by potential scammers by phone, text and email to update their credit card information related to their utility account.

Please do not share your personal, financial institution or credit card information; instead call the Clarksville Gas and Water Department at 931.645.7400 or login to your online account, www.clarksvillegw.com, to check your account status.

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Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance Shares Results from National Survey of Consumer Complaints

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs is sharing the recently released results of a national survey conducted by the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and the North American Consumer Protection Investigators (NACPI) of the top 10 consumer complaints.

Phony IRS agents and other imposter scams topped the list of fastest-growing complaints to state and local consumer protection agencies last year.

Division of Consumer Affairs Lists the Top 10 Tennessee Complaints Received

Division of Consumer Affairs Lists the Top 10 Tennessee Complaints Received

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Tennessee Fire Data Shows Increase in Child Fire Fatalities during June, July

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office is reminding parents and caregivers of the necessity of fire safety education following an analysis of Tennessee fire data that revealed an uptick of child fire fatalities during the summer months of June and July.

Data from the Tennessee Fire Incident Reporting System shows that since 2010 there is an observed increase in fire fatalities and multiple fatality incidents involving children under 17 in the months of June and July.

Twenty-five percent of all Tennessee house-fire victims under the age of 17 died in fires in June and July.

Child Fire Fatalities have increased in Tennessee.

Child Fire Fatalities have increased in Tennessee.

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Tennessee Consumer Alert: Public Urged to Help Find Unrepaired High-Risk Vehicles

 

Tennessee Division of Consumer AffairsNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s Division of Consumer Affairs joins the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in urgently calling on the news media and the public to assist in finding and repairing certain high-risk vehicles with unrepaired air bag inflators before they cause further injuries or fatalities.

The 2002 Honda Accord is one of the vehicles needing air bag inflator repair.

The 2002 Honda Accord is one of the vehicles needing air bag inflator repair.

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Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Offers Information to Tennesseans Affected by Flooding

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and InsuranceNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Divisions of Insurance and Consumer Affairs are offering guidelines, tips, and general information to Tennessee homeowners and residents who were affected by the July 7th, 2016 flooding.

“We know Tennessee residents will lend a hand to help their friends and neighbors who were affected by Thursday’s flooding,” said TDCI Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. “While most will offer assistance, some may want to prey upon those in need. We want consumers to be wary of possible price gougers and remember they can always turn to us for information as they move forward.”

Recent rain and storms fell on an already saturated ground creating heavy run off and flooding.

Recent rain and storms fell on an already saturated ground creating heavy run off and flooding.

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