Topic: Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance
Nashville, TN – Agents from the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) Bomb & Arson Section and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in conjunction with local law enforcement and fire authorities are investigating the potential causes of a fire at a church in Dover on Thursday morning.
Firefighters extinguished a blaze around 5:30am Thursday, February 25th, 2016 at St. Paul United Methodist Church on Natcor Drive. The fire is being investigated as arson but a cause of the fire has not yet been determined. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs encourages consumers to stay diligent to avoid scams associated with online dating.
Online dating has experienced drastic growth, increasing the use of dating websites and mobile applications. Technological advancements have streamlined communication, giving scammers powerful new tools of deceit that Tennessee consumers need to be able to recognize.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office is urging parents to teach children the importance of fire safety at an early age to prevent the devastation that can result from youth firesetting.
“If your child expresses curiosity about fire or has been playing with fire, calmly but firmly explain that matches and lighters are tools for adults only,” State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak said. “Children need to understand that fire is fast, difficult to control, and can hurt as soon as it touches you.”
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs encourages consumers to plan ahead to avoid automotive damage that could result in costly repairs and sometimes difficult transactions with certain repair companies.
“The freezing temperatures, icy roads, and storm debris associated with winter weather can often lead to vehicle damage,” TDCI Deputy Commissioner Bill Giannini said. “Tennessee consumers can help themselves by planning ahead in order to avoid costly and time-consuming trips to repair shops.”
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Securities Division urges older investors to stay educated and informed to avoid the devastating effects of financial exploitation.
Nashville, TN – Decorative and fragranced candles are a popular piece of home décor, but they are also a major concern with fire service professionals and other safety organizations. When used improperly, candles have caused loss of life, injury, and significant property damage. The State Fire Marshal’s Office wants to remind Tennesseans to use candles with care.
“Last year, Tennessee fire departments responded to 63 home structure fires that were started by candles,” said Gary West, Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance Deputy Commissioner for Fire Prevention. “These fires caused nearly $4 million in direct property damage, all of which could have been prevented with just a few cautionary steps.”
Nashville, TN – The rush to find the perfect gift ahead of Valentine’s Day (Sunday, February 14th, 2016) is in full swing, and gift certificates are a quick and easy way to make your loved one’s day.
The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s Division of Consumer Affairs offers a few helpful tips for consumers who are considering purchasing gift certificates or discounted services for Valentine’s Day.
Nashville, TN – The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) has adopted a model act designed to protect adults 65 or older, and other populations at increased risk of diminished capacity or other cognitive impairment, from financial exploitation.
The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Securities Division is a member of the NASAA. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – For the second consecutive year, Tennessee fire deaths decreased to a new state-record low while the number of lives saved by smoke alarms installed by the state’s fire departments continues to climb.
The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) announces today that fewer unintentional structure fire fatalities occurred in 2015 than in any year in recorded Tennessee history, including a milestone year achieved last year.
Seventy-two (72) people died in accidental home fires across the state in 2015 — down from 76 fatalities in 2014. Both years were record-breaking improvements compared to 2013’s fire fatality total of 100.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs wants to warn consumers about the most commonly reported imposter scams from 2015.
“Scammers often target consumers via email or phone calls,” TDCI Deputy Commissioner Bill Giannini said. “They use deceptive tactics to manipulate people into sending money or revealing sensitive data like Social Security numbers or banking information. Tennesseans should familiarize themselves with these tactics to avoid becoming a scam victim.”
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