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The May edition of the DFS Briefs contains an advisory on 527 CMR 33.00: Hazardous Materials Process or Processing, The Massachusetts Fire Incidents Reporting System – 2011 Annual Report and a new resource issued by OSHA to protect emergency workers at combustible dust fires.
As the summer season will soon be here, the Summer Safety Tips brochure is also included.
Please be sure to avail yourself of all of the important information contained in the May DFS Briefs.
State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan and Massachusetts Firefighting Academy Director Edmund Walker are pleased to announce the graduation of 26 members of the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy’s six-day Advanced Fire Investigation course on Thursday, May 16, 2013. More.
The deadline for facilities that have Category 4 hazardous materials processes to apply for a permit from the local fire department is June 1, 2013. State Fire Marshal Coan issued an advisory on May 1, 2013 to local fire chiefs about the deadline, the regulation, and available Mass. Firefighting Academy training and Division of Fires Safety resources.
The Cape & Islands Critical Incident Support Team is hosting a CISM conference on May 20-22, 2013. Courses offered include: Group Crisis & Individual Crisis Intervention & Peer Support; Team Evolution, and Pastoral Crisis Intervention. Course information can be found in the April DFS Briefs as well as the conference flyer above. For more info, visit capecodcism.org.
May is National Electrical Safety Month, and State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan wants to raise the public’s awareness about potential electrical home hazards and the importance of electrical safety. “Look around for electrical hazards in your home and correct them,” said State Fire Marshal Coan. “Items such as electrical cords under rugs or pinched behind furniture, overloaded outlets, and laptops and phones charging on beds or sofas can expose you and your family to fire,” he added.