The Tullahoma Fire Department investigates all fires for cause and origin determination. The Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Marshal, or other fire official who is a Certified Fire Investigator, gather and document the appropriate information, conduct the investigation, and generate a detailed report. If the cause of the fire is determined to be suspicious in nature, aid is enlisted from Investigators from the Tullahoma Police Department and/or the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Bomb and Arson Division.
In the event of a building fire, the Tullahoma Planning and Codes Department must make structural inspections before the building can be further occupied. If the structure is determined unsafe by the building official or his representative, proper permits must be obtained from the Planning and Codes Department prior to repairs or razing of the building.