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Spring is the traditional time for sprucing up landscaping outside buildings and this spring will be the first one with the new mulch fire safety regulation in effect. Fire chiefs may wish to conduct education efforts through the media and directly with local landscaping companies and business organizations. In the DFS Briefs is a FireFactor on mulch that you may wish to use.

In addition, the March DFS Briefs contains an advisory on interpretations from The Board of Building Regulations and Standards (BBRS) regarding sprinkler requirements, public safety information on lighter safety, as well as upcoming training opportunities

.Please be sure to avail yourself to all of the important information contained in the March DFS Briefs.


527 CMR 17.00 Forest Products pdf format of    527 CMR 17.00 Forest Products

BBRS Interpretations Sprinklers pdf format of    BBRS Interpretations Sprinklers   

Requirements for Antifreeze in Sprinkler System pdf format of    Requirements for Antifreeze in Sprinkler System   

Requirements for the Use of NFPA 13R pdf format of    Requirements for the Use of NFPA 13R



Fire Prevention Officer - Level 1 pdf format of    Fire Prevention Officer - Level 1   


Seventh Annual Northeast Youth Firesetting Conference pdf format of    Seventh Annual Northeast Youth Firesetting Conference


Public Education Information

FireFACTORS Mulch Fires pdf format of    FireFACTORS Mulch Fires   

Fire FACTORS Lighter Safety pdf format of    Fire FACTORS Lighter Safety

Print all DFS Briefs for March 2013 pdf format of    Print All DFS Briefs for March 2013  1 mb


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