2018 TN SFMO School Safety Guidance

  Important Links School Safety Guidance Document Emergency Rule Filing Form to adopt 2018 NFPA 101 Life Safety Code Additional School Safety Information   June 5, 2018 NASHVILLE – In an effort to provide greater flexibility and clarity to Tennessee educators when planning for school safety emergencies, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) today…

Inspector Certification

  In accordance with the Tennessee Code Annotated (T.C.A.) §68-120-113, any person employed as a fire or building inspector by a municipality, county, or the state must be certified through the State Fire Marshal’s Office before enforcing applicable fire or building codes. An individual hired as a fire/building inspector has up to twleve (12) months…

Sky Lanterns Prohibited in Tennessee

  Effective July 1, 2011, the Tennessee Code Annotated (TCA) was amended to prohibit the sale or use of “sky lanterns” in the state. Specifically: Title 68, Chapter 104, Part 1 (101-116). Sky lanterns (also called “Chinese lanterns”) are devices that are constructed of paper and a frame with a candle. The candle is lit…