To: Heads of Fire Departments
From: Stephen D. Coan, State Fire Marshal
Date: January 30, 2002
Re: Fueling of Motor Vehicles

The Office of the State Fire Marshal has received a number of calls/emails and letters regarding fueling of motor vehicles. Any complaints currently being received are referred to the local fire department for any necessary action. This memorandum is being provided to remind local fire chiefs that fueling while a motor vehicle is running is a violation of 527 CMR 5.08(1).

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Code Compliance and Enforcement Unit at 978-567-3300 or at our Western MA office at 413-587-3181.