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Residential Inspection Resources

Reference Number: MTAS-1182
Reviewed Date: 11/30/2021

The Get Alarmed, TN! 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, TN! smoke alarm program:

Link to Public Chapter 529:

Link to Department of Commerce and Insurance Residential Building Codes Enforcement: 

Link to residential permit FAQs:

Link to Department of Commerce and Insurance Codes Enforcement Section:

Link to residential fire rate map:

Fire Fatalities and Mortality Rate In Tennessee:

Link to the Tennessee Fire Mortality Study:

Link to Tennessee 2002-2010 Fire Mortality Study Map: