To: All Heads of Fire Departments
From: Stephen D. Coan, State Fire Marshal
Date: August 1, 2005
Re: Non-Criminal Fire Code Violation Notice Ticket Books

The new ticketing procedure as established by MGL c.148A is now in effect. The Massachusetts Non-Criminal Fire Code Violation Notice ticket books have been printed and are available to all Massachusetts fire departments. Each fire department must fax a copy of the hearing officer appointment letter to indicate that their hearing officer is in place. The appointment letter along with the request for the ticket book should be sent to the attention of Rob Anderson. Please be sure to identify the name and address of the municipal fire official to whom the ticket book should be sent in your letter of request. The Department of Public Safety (DPS) is prepared to forward one ticket book per municipality and will provide additional information on how to receive additional ticket books. Again, this information should be faxed to Rob Anderson at the Department of Public Safety (fax # 617-227-1754).

You may contact Bonnie Davis (Rob Anderson's assistant) at DPS if you have questions or need assistance regarding the new ticket books. She may be contacted by telephone at 617-727-3200 ext. 25236 or e-mail

Enclosed with this mailing you will find two copies of the new pocket edition of the fire code guide, one for the department and one for the designated hearing officer for your community. Should you desire additional copies, please fax in a written request (fax# 978-567-3121) with the number of copies requested and the name and address as to where these should be sent.