Skip to Content

Fire Prevention Division

Bomb and Arson Investigation


This Section investigates the cause, origin and circumstances of fires, explosions, and other criminal acts where a fire or explosion is involved; including the investigation of all related deaths. The Section plans and organizes arson investigation programs within the state and conducts training programs and seminars for local and federal agencies involved in arson investigation and suppression. They also enforce state statutes on explosives, investigate fire insurance fraud claims, present reports and information to District Attorneys General for prosecution and make arrests for violations where necessary.


Contact Information:


State of Tennessee

Department of Commerce and Insurance
Fire Prevention Division

Bomb and Arson Section
9th Floor, Davy Crockett Tower

500 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, Tennessee 37243

Phone: (615) 741-3030

Fax: (615) 741-1217

FAQ: What is the Arson Hotline and how does it work?

  • The Arson Hot Line (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.