Toy or Lighter??? If there were no flames would you think these were all toys instead of novelty lighters? That is why I am so pleased that DFS working together with the fire service was instrumental in having signed into law an important public safety bill "An Act Prohibiting the Use of Novelty Lighters." This law becomes effective November 7. (See further information inside the November DFS Briefs.)
I strongly encourage the fire service to distribute the fact sheet and a copy of the law to retail outlets in your communities.
I have also included in this month's Briefs the advisory that I had previously sent out in August regarding another important public safety bill that was signed into law "An Act Relative to the Regulation of Explosives". This is an important tool for public safety officials in dealing with explosive devices.
Thank you to the fire service, members of the legislature, and others who assisted in getting these two important public safety initiatives passed.
As the winter season is coming upon us, you will also find some "Winter Holiday Fire Safety" tips and a reissue of an advisory on "Outdoor Wood Fired Boilers and Outdoor Wood Burning Devices" as there are new regulations promulgated by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection affecting outdoor wood fired boilers.
Please be sure to avail yourself to all the important information contained in the November 2010 DFS Briefs.