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Tennessee State Fire Marshal gives Music Festival Safety Tips

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is reminding music fans to always incorporate safety into their festival plans.

With the official start of summer ahead, music lovers are counting down the days until the kick-off of Tennessee’s outdoor festival season.

Upcoming events like CMA Fest in Nashville (June 6th-9th), Bonnaroo in Manchester (June 13th-16th) and others throughout the year.

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Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance says Credit Freeze Laws Provide Protection for Identity Theft Victims

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) wants to make consumers aware that Identity theft is on the rise in Tennessee, and it’s costing residents.

A recent report from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) shows a more than 20% increase of identity theft in the Volunteer State last year as 6,808 Tennesseans reported being a victim of identity theft.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office says Home Fire Sprinklers Can Buy Time, Save Lives in Home Fires

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is raising awareness of the life-saving capabilities of residential fire sprinkler systems to commemorate the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Home Fire Sprinkler Week (May 19th–25th).

With fires burning hotter and faster than ever before, every second counts when escaping a home fire.

Home fire sprinklers can provide valuable peace of mind to homeowners residing in newly constructed or renovated homes that were constructed with modern building materials, which can burn faster and hotter than “legacy” building materials.

Civilian death rate is 81% lower in a home with fire sprinklers than in homes without them.

Civilian death rate is 81% lower in a home with fire sprinklers than in homes without them.

 

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office says State’s Overall Fire Death Rate Follows National Downward Trend

 

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Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Tennessee’s overall fire death rate continues to decline following the national downward trend in the reduction of fire deaths according to statistics compiled in the recently completed annual report for the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO).

The report, which includes details of Tennessee’s overall declining fire death rate along with statewide fire prevention and education efforts, compiles data provided by fire departments from across the Volunteer State along with information, statistics, and advancements made by the SFMO’s eight sections: Education & Outreach; Fire Investigations; Codes Enforcement; Residential, Electrical and Marina Inspections; Manufactured Housing and Modular Buildings; Fire Service and Codes Enforcement Academy; Firefighting Commission; and Administrative Services.

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

 

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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

 

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

 

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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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