The BFPR is a sixteen member board responsible for promulgating a comprehensive fire safety code (527 CMR) for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

For further information on board activities, including, but not limited to: procedures for the adoption, amendment or repeal of regulations; availability of regulations; filing of regulations; and advisory rulings, please contact the Executive Director to the Board, Richard Fredette at (978) 567-3713.

Meeting Dates and Times

Most Current BFPR Public Meeting Notice pdf format of BFPR Open Meeting Notice

527 CMR Index- The Fire Code

Fire Prevention Regulations Appeals Board



VacantFire Chief - 25,000 to 50,000 population
Chief Stephen S. BurkottChicopee Fire Chief - over 50,000 population
Antony CaputoRegistered Professional Fire Protection Engineer
John J. ClancyInspector of Buildings in a City/Town
Stephen D. CoanState Fire Marshal (Ex-Officio)
Jeffrey CoxRegistered Professional Electrical Engineer
John D. CoxProfessional Chemical Engineer
Joseph FinnCommissioner, Boston Fire Department (Ex-Officio)
Larry FisherElectrical Contractor
Alfonso F. IbarretaRegistered Professional Mechanical Engineer
Gary S. KeithRepresentative of the Public
William LaidlerInspector of Wires
Robert MacKendrickRepresentative, Fire Prevention Association of Massachusetts
Chief Eric H. MadisonLongmeadow Fire Chief - under 25,000 population
Paul C. Scheiner, Ph.D.Graduate Fire Chemist
Kenneth A. SmithBlasting Association Member
Richard FredetteExecutive Director
Peter SenopoulosLegal Counsel
Barbara DiGregorioAdministrative Support

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