To: Heads of Fire Departments
From: Stephen D. Coan, State Fire Marshal
Date: November 27, 2001
Re: 527 CMR 27 Emergency and Standby Power Systems

Please note that effective October 26, 2001 the Board of Fire Prevention Regulations has adopted by reference the 1996 Edition of NFPA 110 as 527 CMR 27, Emergency and Standby Power Systems. Please insert the enclosed sheets to your copy of 527 CMR. Enforcement of this section could be multi-jurisdictional as building, electric, and fire officials will have concerns relating to the installation of an emergency power system. All local officials should work together to ensure compliance. In adopting NFPA 110 as 527 CMR 27, the BFPR does not intend to limit the choices for an emergency or standby power system to those covered by NFPA 110.

If you have any questions please contact the Code Compliance and Enforcement Unit at 978-567-3300 or in Western Massachusetts at 413-587-3181.