NASHVILLE, TN – As the school year comes to a close, many Tennesseans are turning their attention to family vacation plans. The State Fire Marshal’s Office asks that you remember to incorporate fire safety into travel plans before hitting the road for your summer retreat.
“Hotels and motels become a home away from home for travelers, so it is important to become familiar with new surroundings and to have a plan in place should an emergency arise,” says State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak.
NASHVILLE, TN – To ensure that special events are celebrated safely, the State Fire Marshal’s Office wants to remind Tennesseans of legislation passed in 2011 concerning sky lanterns. They are to be operated only by licensed fireworks professionals.
NASHVILLE, TN – Please see the following April 2013 disciplinary actions report for Commerce and Insurance. The disciplinary actions report is issued each month by Commerce and Insurance's Division of Regulatory Boards. Each board and commission is empowered by statute to take disciplinary action, including the revocation of licenses and assignment of civil penalties, against license holders found to have violated laws governing their professions.
The reports (archived at http://1.usa.gov/zofWtO) and Commerce and Insurance’s regulatory board licensing database, verify.tn.gov, can be useful tools for Tennesseans looking to do business with licensed professionals.
NASHVILLE, TN – When you enter a house or other type of building, you assume it is safely and properly constructed, that it complies with state and local building codes. Local safety experts work hard to ensure buildings are safe. To help raise awareness of building safety, the State Fire Marshal’s Office proudly celebrates Building Safety Month during May.
“When our building safety and fire prevention experts inspect buildings during and after construction, they help ensure the places where you live, learn, work, worship and play are safe,” said State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. “Public safety is something we think about every day as we work with homebuilders, plumbers, roofers and other construction industry professionals.”