and enforcement support, 24/7 - especially over the busy 4 th of July weekend. The following numbers may be called for immediate assistance - outside of regular business hours, 508-820-2000 normal business days from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., 978-567-3375. In the June DFS Briefs, you will also find three in-depth studies on fire department responses to motor vehicle accidents and calls for emergency medical services. While the studies identify primarily 20 communities, there are several breakouts of this information which may be of interest. These were developed for the Massachusetts Traffic Records Coordination Committee as a result of a federal grant awarded to DFS. You will also find: (1) a memo from MassDEP containing guidance on perchlorate-containing fireworks, (2) reissue of an advisory on chemical suicides, (3) information on temporary housing at traveling carnivals and circuses, (4) an informational document on "corn mazes", (5) preliminary information on the 17 th Annual Fire & Life Safety Education Conference (6) as well as information on upcoming training opportunities.
The summer season is upon us once again, starting with July Fourth celebrations and fireworks displays. As usual with the June issue, this month's DFS Briefs contains important information for fire departments as they prepare for fireworks displays, including contact information and a fireworks display checklist which provides guidelines for a fireworks program - before the show, day of the show, following the show. As always, my office stands ready to provide technical, compliance,
If you have comments, questions and suggestions about DFS Briefs, then please email me at Stephen.Coan@state.ma.us ."