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Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Shares Tips, Information for Parents of Teen Drivers During Prom Season

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI)

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – It’s time for tuxedos, prom dresses, and corsages as prom season gets underway for parents and teens across the Volunteer State.

But before handing over the car keys on prom night, the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) encourages parents to first do their homework about auto insurance.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Offers Fire Safety Tips for Manufactured Homebuyers

 

Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO)

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Tennessee’s reputation as a destination for families is driving the demand for new homes across the Volunteer State and manufactured homes are an affordable option for many. As part of ensuring fire safety in new and used manufactured homes, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) works with manufacturers, retailers, installers, and consumers to ensure manufactured homes in the Volunteer State are a fire-safe housing option.

Just as site-built homes are constructed according to a specific building code, manufactured homes are constructed to HUD standards.

Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Offers Information, Tips on Staying Fire-Safe in a Manufactured Home.

Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Offers Information, Tips on Staying Fire-Safe in a Manufactured Home.

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Tennessee Consumer Offers Tax Filing Tips Ahead of April 15th Deadline

 

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Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – With Tax Day (April 15th, 2019) less than two weeks away, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs and the Tennessee State Board of Accountancy is offering Tennesseans the following tips to help navigate the income tax filing process, make the most of their income tax refund and avoid fraudulent tax preparers and scammers.

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Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Warns Consumers of Nationwide Social Security, Homeland Security Scams

 

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Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) is advising Tennessee consumers to be wary of callers purporting to represent the Social Security Administration (SSA) or the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in light of recent warnings from both agencies about nationwide telephone impersonation scams.

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Tennessee Consumers Must Be Wary of Flood-Damaged Vehicles After Disaster

 

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Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – As Tennessee property owners recover from February’s heavy flooding and severe weather, the Tennessee Motor Vehicle Commission, which is part of the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Regulatory Boards, reminds consumers to be on the lookout for flood-damaged vehicles that will likely be popping up for sale.

After a flood or natural disaster, it’s a common practice for owners of flooded vehicles that have been declared total losses by insurance companies to be allowed to retain damaged vehicles.

Flooded Vehicles Expected to Arrive on Tennessee’s Used Car Market.

Flooded Vehicles Expected to Arrive on Tennessee’s Used Car Market.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office says Test Your Smoke Alarm Batteries this weekend when you “Spring Forward”

 

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Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) reminds Tennesseans to check their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when setting their clocks forward this Sunday morning, March 10th, 2019 for the start of daylight saving time.

“We know that smoke alarms save lives, but they can only do their job if they are working,” said Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Julie Mix McPeak. “We urge consumers to check the batteries and test their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms when they set their clocks forward Saturday night.”

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs Warns Consumers about Phony ‘Free’ Back, Neck or Knee Braces

 

Tennessee Consumer Affairs

Tennessee Division of Consumer AffairsNashville, TN -The promise of “free” back, neck, or knee braces might sound enticing to those in need of such devices says Tennessee Consumer Affairs.

Unfortunately, Tennessee consumers end up paying when they’re duped by Medicare swindlers who are after consumers’ money and personal information.

The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs today urges consumers to be on the lookout for Medicare scammers who use harassing and unsolicited phone calls, postcards or other advertisements offering back, neck, or knee braces that would be paid for by Medicare.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Reminds Everyone to “Candle with Care” ahead of Valentine’s Day

 

Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO)

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Along with chocolates and flowers, decorative candles are often given by sweethearts at Valentine’s Day (Thursday, February 14th, 2019). While candles are fragrant home décor, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) reminds consumers that candles must be used properly to avoid the potential loss of life, injury, and property damage from an accidental fire.

Though candles might make a house feel more like a home, they can also cause tragedy if they aren’t used correctly.

71 Candle Fires in 2018 lead to 2 Deaths and Over $1.8M in Property Damage according to the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office.

71 Candle Fires in 2018 lead to 2 Deaths and Over $1.8M in Property Damage according to the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office.

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Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Urges Consumers to Familiarize Themselves with Flood Insurance Coverage

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI)

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – In the wake of flooding Wednesday night that affected consumers across Tennessee, the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) and the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) are sharing tips to help consumers familiarize themselves with flood insurance.

Flood Damage is not Typically Covered by Most Homeowners Insurance Policies

Flood Damage is not Typically Covered by Most Homeowners Insurance Policies

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office says Cold Weather Brings Increased Risk of Fire Deaths

 

Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO)

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – With most of the Volunteer State experiencing frigid temperatures this week, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is reminding residents that decreasing temperatures bring an increased risk for fires and fire deaths.

When temperatures drop below 15°F, structure fires are twice as likely to occur than when temperatures remain above 32°F, according to state fire data and information from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

January, February Remain the Deadliest Months for Fires in Tennessee.

January, February Remain the Deadliest Months for Fires in Tennessee.

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