Fire Fatalities and Mortality Rate
As a response to reduce the number of lives that are lost annually in residential fires in Tennessee, the original “An Analysis of Civilian Residential Fire Deaths in Tennessee,” fire fatalities and mortality rate study was produced by the University of Tennessee in cooperation with the Tennessee Fire Chief's Association (TFCA), Tennessee Fire Safety Inspector Association (TFSIA), and the Tennessee State Fire Marshal's Office (SFMO).
Updated AUGUST 2020
GET ALARMED: 301 Lives Saved
"Get Alarmed, TN!" is a grant-funded fire safety education and smoke alarm installation program administered by the State Fire Marshal's Office (SFMO). Launched in November 2012, the program distributes fire safety education and 10-year sealed battery smoke alarms to participating fire departments. The fire departments then deliver the education and install smoke alarms in at-risk homes across the state.
"Get Alarmed, TN" By The Numbers:
Over 236,000 smoke alarms distributed
544 participating fire departments
179 homes per week
109 smoke alarm canvasses (click here to view a map of canvass locations & details)
Fire Fatality Updates
Updated March 5, 2021
Baylie Scott, Asst. Director of Education
Fire Prevention Division - TN State Fire Marshal's Office
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