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

Comprehensive Model Fire Code - Public Comment Period




Chief Kevin C. Robinson, ChairmanMarshfield Fire 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
Larry FisherElectrical Contractor
John HassonActing Commissioner, Boston Fire Department (Ex-Officio)
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