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Residential Inspection Resources

Reference Number: MTAS-1182
Tennessee Code Annotated
Reviewed Date: November 10, 2016
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The Get Alarmed, Tennessee program has been very successful in reducing residential fire fatalities, and a smoke alarm inspection/installation program should be part of every community's residential inspection program and focused fire prevention efforts. From 2011-2014, reported structure fires decreased by 20.6% and fire fatalities decreased by 25.7%. Here is the link to the Get Alarmed, Tennessee smoke alarm program: https://tn.gov/commerce/article/fire-get-alarmed

Link to Public Chapter 529: http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/106/Chapter/PC0529.pdf

Link to Department of Commerce and Insurance Residential Building Codes Enforcement: http://tn.gov/commerce/article/fire-electrical-residential-and-marina

Link to residential permit FAQs: http://www.tn.gov/commerce/article/fire-residential-faqs

Link to Department of Commerce and Insurance Codes Enforcement Section: http://tn.gov/commerce/topic/fire-codes-enforcement

Link to residential fire rate map: http://arcg.is/2emxuGY

Fire Fatalities and Mortality Rate In Tennessee: http://tn.gov/commerce/article/fire-fatalities-and-mortality-rate-in-tn

Link to the Tennessee Fire Mortality Study: http://www.tnfirechiefs.com/fire-fatalities-mortality-rate-in-tn

Link to Tennessee 2002-2010 Fire Mortality Study Map: http://ctasgis02.psur.utk.edu/TNFireMortality/

Link to Tennessee 2010-2015 Tennessee Fire Fatalities map: http://arcg.is/2emxJls

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