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Residential Inspection Resources

Reference Number: MTAS-1182
Reviewed Date: 11/09/2022

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 percent and fire fatalities decreased by 25.7 percent.

Get Alarmed, TN! smoke alarm program

Some additional resources:

Public Chapter 529

Department of Commerce and Insurance Residential Building Codes Enforcement

Residential permit FAQs

Department of Commerce and Insurance Codes Enforcement Section

Residential fire rate map

Fire Fatalities and Mortality Rate In Tennessee

Tennessee Fire Mortality Study

Tennessee 2002-2010 Fire Mortality Study Map