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Fire Investigations

Fire Prevention / State Fire Marshal's Office

Fire Investigators with the Fire Prevention office respond to incidents involving fire across the state that are destructive to buildings and other properties as well as those that result in fatalities.  We work closely with local jurisdictions to determine cause, origin and circumstances of fire with the intent of using that information to assist in preventing fires from occurring. This section plans and organizes education and training programs within the state for local and federal agencies and is committed to protecting the safety of Tennesseans and their property.

Contact Information

Department of Commerce and Insurance
Fire Prevention Division
Fire Investigations
9th Floor, Davy Crockett Tower
500 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, Tennessee 37243

Phone: (615) 741-3030
Fax: (615) 741-1217

Arson Hotline

The Arson Hotline (1-800-762-3017) is a phone line dedicated to receiving information about suspicious and incendiary fires. It is answered 24 hours a day and you may remain anonymous when providing information. Cash awards are offered for information leading to an arrest or conviction. Support for the hotline is the result of an ongoing partnership with the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance, Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA), and the Tennessee Advisory Committee on Arson (TACA). Cash awards are provided through the generous assistance of TACA.