Topic: Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance
Nashville, TN – With Halloween fast approaching, the State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) wants to remind Tennesseans to take simple safety precautions to keep this year’s Halloween festivities both fun and fire-free.
“Halloween can be an exciting time for kids and adults alike, but Tennessee revelers should pay close attention to hazards posed by candles, decorations, and costumes,” said State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak.
Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office says Cooking Remains Leading Cause of Home Fires for Fifth Straight Year
Nashville, TN – The State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) urges Tennesseans to be mindful in the kitchen as fire data shows cooking to be the leading known cause of reported home fires, civilian injuries, and property loss in Tennessee for the fifth consecutive year.
Twenty-nine percent of reported Tennessee home structure fires in 2015 involved cooking equipment. Those 2,077 fires resulted in seven fatalities, 44 civilian injuries, and over $11 million of direct property damage according to the Tennessee Fire Incident Reporting System.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s Securities Division (TDCI) joined other state regulators and members of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) in offering training to broker-dealers and investment advisers to help identify and report suspected elder financial abuse.
The “Senior$Safe” training program, which was created by the NASAA, is a comprehensive session that will help Tennessee securities professionals better recognize and report financial abuse in order to help protect elderly investors. The training is part of a national Senior$afe training initiative across the U.S. by regulators.
Nashville, TN – With the fall semester in full swing, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs urges college students to stay alert and informed to better protect themselves from identity theft.
Identity theft is a serious crime that can affect a person at any age. Identity theft can ruin your finances, your credit history and your reputation.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) and State Fire Marshal’s Office are reminding Tennesseans of the hazards associated with filling portable fuel containers at petroleum stations.
Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Securities Division Issues Cybersecurity Alert to Investment Adviser Firms
Nashville, TN – Amidst increasing reports of the prevalence of malicious ransomware infecting unsuspecting computer users throughout North America, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Securities Division has issued an alert to raise awareness among investment adviser firms of this ever-growing cybersecurity threat.
Nashville, TN – Identity thieves don’t care whether their victims are old or young. All they care about is stealing valuable information they can use in their frauds and schemes.
As the new school year kicks into high gear, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs reminds busy parents not to take their children’s personal information for granted or falsely assume that identity thieves won’t target their children.
Nashville, 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.
Nashville, 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.
Nashville, 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.
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