Governor Deval Patrick's Budget Recommendation - House 1 Fiscal Year 2014

Department of Fire Services

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The mission of the Department of Fire Services is, through coordinated training, education, prevention, investigation, and emergency response, to provide the citizens of Massachusetts with the ability to create safer communities; to assist and support the fire service community in the protection of life and property; to promote and enhance firefighter safety; and to provide a fire service leadership presence in the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security in order to direct policy and legislation on all fire related matters.

Governing Laws:


MGL C. 22D S. 1-4 Establishes Department of Fire Services
MGL C. 6 S. 165A Massachusetts Firefighting Academy
MGL C. 21K S. 1-9 Mitigation of Hazardous Materials
MGL C. 148 S. 1-59 Fire Prevention Law
St. 2004 C. 304 S. 1-12 An Act Relative to Fire Safety In the Commonwealth
MGL C. 148 S. 2A Reporting of Fires in Schools
MGL C. 64C S. 2A-2F Loss of Life Due to Fires Caused by Cigarettes (Safe Cigarette Law)


501 CMR 14 Testing, Certification, Marking, and Enforcement of Massachusetts' Fire Standard Compliant Cigarettes
502 CMR Office of the State Fire Marshal
527 CMR State Fire Code
530 CMR 2 Fire Safety Commission



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