In order to assist local fire departments in uniform enforcement of the state fire code and in unique situations the following advisories are issued by the State Fire Marshal to Heads of Fire Departments. For more information please contact the Division of Fire Safety at (978)567-3300 or email David Clemons.
Hazmat Legislation pdf format of Hazmat Legislation
12/19/2014
“Defusable Clock” Hoax (Bomb) Device Warning pdf format of “Defusable Clock” Hoax (Bomb) Device Warning
12/02/2014
Legislation Concerning Blasting pdf format of Legislation Concerning Blasting
12/01/2014
Fire Protection Permit as of January 1, 2015 - Adoption of Revised Comprehensive Fire Safety Code pdf format of Fire Protection Permit as of January 1, 2015 - Adopt...
12/01/2014
Cooking Safety and Keep Warm Keep Safe Public Awareness Campaigns pdf format of Cooking Safety and Keep Warm Keep Safe Public Awaren...
12/01/2014
NFPA I Subscription Service pdf format of NFPA I Subscription Service
11/01/2014
Updated New and Renewed Liquor License Inspections pdf format of Updated New and Renewed Liquor License Inspections
10/20/2014
Smoke Detector Recall pdf format of Smoke Detector Recall
10/01/2014
Restaurant Fires pdf format of Restaurant Fires
09/17/2014
Food Trucks pdf format of Food Trucks
09/01/2014
Code Compliance & Enforcement Unit Notification pdf format of Code Compliance & Enforcement Unit Notification
09/01/2014
Community Risk Reduction Resources pdf format of Community Risk Reduction Resources
09/01/2014
Advisory on Form for 527 CMR 40:00 pdf format of Advisory on Form for 527 CMR 40:00
09/01/2014
CMR 40.00 Inspection Form pdf format of CMR 40.00 Inspection Form
09/01/2014
Special Amusement Buildings for Halloween and Other Special Events pdf format of Special Amusement Buildings for Halloween and Other...
09/01/2014
Corn Mazes pdf format of Corn Mazes
09/01/2014
Corn Maze Safety Pamphlet pdf format of Corn Maze Safety Pamphlet
09/01/2014
Reporting of School Fires Form FP-200 pdf format of Advisory 1
08/01/2014
Mandatory Report of all School Fires pdf format of Advisory 1a
08/01/2014
Special Effects in School Productions pdf format of Advisory 2
08/01/2014
Expiring Tank Truck Stickers pdf format of Expiring Tank Truck Stickers
07/01/2014
Summer 2014 Fireworks Season pdf format of Summer 2014 Fireworks Season
06/01/2014
Information from DEP Regarding Perchlorate-Containing Fireworks pdf format of Information from DEP Regarding Perchlorate-Containin...
06/01/2014
Temporary Housing at Traveling Carnivals and Circuses pdf format of Temporary Housing at Traveling Carnivals and Circuses
06/01/2014
527 CMR 17.00 - Forest Products pdf format of 527 CMR 17.00 - Forest Products
05/01/2014
Firefighter of the Year pdf format of Firefighter of the Year
05/01/2014
      Criteria pdf format of Criteria
05/01/2014
      Nomination Form pdf format of Nomination Form
05/01/2014
Floor Protection Requirements pdf format of Floor Protection Requirements
04/02/2014
Mechanical Refrigeration and Compliance with 527 CMR 33.00 pdf format of Mechanical Refrigeration and Compliance with 527 CMR...
04/01/2014
Proposed "New" Comprehensive Fire Code pdf format of Proposed "New" Comprehensive Fire Code
03/01/2014
Firefighter Service Award Nominations pdf format of Firefighter Service Award Nominations
02/01/2014
Firefighter Service Award - Nomination Form pdf format of Firefighter Service Award Nomination Form
02/01/2014
Firefighter Service Award - Appeal for Reconsideration pdf format of Firefighter Service Award Appeal for Reconsideration
02/01/2014
Firefighter Service Award - Criteria pdf format of Firefighter Service Award Criteria
02/01/2014
MA Firefighter Award Order Form 2014 pdf format of Firefighter Service Award Order Form 2014
02/01/2014
Regulation Updates pdf format of Regulation Updates
02/01/2014
CMR-33 Hazardous Materials Process or Processing pdf format of Regulation Updated CMR 33 - Hazardous Materials Process
02/01/2014
Means of Egress pdf format of Means of Egress
02/01/2014
Delegation of Authority Cards pdf format of Delegation of Authority Cards
02/01/2014
527 CMR 31.00 – Carbon Monoxide Alarms Advisory Ruling by the Board of Fire Prevention Regulations pdf format of 527 CMR 31.00 – Carbon Monoxide Alarms Advisory
01/09/2014
Career Recruit and Call/Volunteer Program Updates pdf format of Career Recruit Program Update
12/20/2013
New and Renewed Liquor License Inspections pdf format of New and Renewed Liquor License Inspections
11/13/2013
Beat the Beep - Replace Aging CO Alarms pdf format of 2-Advisory-BeattheBeep.pdf
11/01/2013
Keep Warm Keep Safe - Winter Heating Fire Safety pdf format of 3-Advisory-KeepWarmKeepSafe.pdf
11/01/2013
Corn Mazes pdf format of Corn Mazes
09/01/2013
Special Amusement Buildings for Halloween and Other Special Events pdf format of Special Amusement Buildings for Halloween and Other...
09/01/2013
Awareness of Porch Hazards pdf format of Awareness of Porch Hazards
09/01/2013
Code Compliance & Enforcement Unit Notification pdf format of Code Compliance & Enforcement Unit Notification
09/01/2013
Clean Stream Tips for the Firefighting Community pdf format of Clean Stream Tips for the Firefighting Community
08/01/2013
Amendment to 527 CMR 6.00 - Liquefied Petroleum Gas containers and systems pdf format of Amend to 527 CMR 6.00 LPG containers and syst
08/01/2013
Solicitations/Donations to Produce Fire Safety Education Materials pdf format of Solicitations/Donations for Fire Safety Ed Materials
08/01/2013
Premixed Two-Cycle Fuel Mix pdf format of Premixed Two-Cycle Fuel Mix
07/01/2013
2013 Firefighter of the Year pdf format of 2013 Firefighter of the Year
07/01/2013
2013 Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year  pdf format of 2013 Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year 
07/01/2013
2012 FireFacts pdf format of 2012 FireFacts
07/01/2013
BBRS Interpretations pdf format of  BBRS Interpretations
06/01/2013
Cover for DEP Fireworks Memo pdf format of Cover for DEP Fireworks Memo
06/01/2013
DEP Fireworks Memo pdf format of DEP Fireworks Memo
06/01/2013
Housing at Carnivals and Circus pdf format of Housing at Carnivals and Circus
06/01/2013
Summer Fireworks Season pdf format of Summer Fireworks Season
06/01/2013
Fireworks Display Checklist pdf format of Fireworks Display Checklist
06/01/2013
527 CMR 33.00: Hazardous Materials Process or Processing pdf format of 527 CMR 33.00: Hazardous Materials Process or Proces...
05/01/2013
MFIRS 2011 Annual Report pdf format of MFIRS 2011 Annual Report
05/01/2013
OSHA Issues New Resource to Protect Emergency Workers at Combustible Dust Fires pdf format of OSHA Issues New Resource to Protect Emergency Workers..
05/01/2013
OSHA Resource Trade Release - Combustible Dust Fires pdf format of OSHA Resource Trade Release - Combustible Dust Fires
05/01/2013
OSHA_3644 - Firefighting Precautions at Facilities with Combustible Dust pdf format of OSHA_3644 - Firefighting Precautions at Facilities ...
file size 2MB05/01/2013
Cooking Fire Safety Campaign pdf format of Cooking Fire Safety Campaign
04/01/2013
527 CMR 17.00 Forest Products pdf format of 527 CMR 17.00 Forest Products
03/01/2013
BBRS Interpretations Sprinklers pdf format of BBRS Interpretations Sprinklers
03/01/2013
Requirements for Antifreeze in Sprinkler System pdf format of Requirements for Antifreeze in Sprinkler System
01/08/2013
Requirements for the Use of NFPA 13R pdf format of Requirements for the Use of NFPA 13R
01/08/2013
School Safety Reminder pdf format of School Safety Reminder
01/01/2013
Complaints on Hood Cleaning Work pdf format of Complaints on Hood Cleaning Work
01/01/2013
YouTube Burn Awareness Video Contest for High School Students pdf format of YouTube Burn Awareness Video Contest for High School...
01/01/2013
Massachusetts Firefighter Service Award Nominations  pdf format of Massachusetts Firefighter Service Award Nominations 
01/01/2013
Clarification on the effect of State Preemption of Municipal Ordinances or bylaws St. Georges Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Western Massachusetts v. Fire Department of Springfield Revisited. pdf format of State Preemption Municipal Ordinances St. Geoge's Orth
12/27/2012
UPDATED INFORMATION: New and Renewed Liquor License Inspections pdf format of UPDATED INFORMATION: New and Renewed Liquor License Ins
11/08/2012
BBRS Official Interpretation No. 2012_3 pdf format of BBRS Official Interpretation No. 2012_3
11/01/2012
Haunted Houses & Special Amusements pdf format of Haunted Houses & Special Amusements
10/01/2012
Course Handouts pdf format of Course Handouts
09/01/2012
Corn Mazes pdf format of Corn Mazes
09/01/2012
Reporting of School Fires pdf format of August 2012-Reporting of School Fires.pdf
08/01/2012
Special Effects in School Productions pdf format of August 2012-Special Effects in School Productions.pdf
08/01/2012
Multi-Hazard Evacuation Plans in Schools pdf format of August 2012-Multi-Hazard Evacuation Plans in Schools.pdf
08/01/2012
Stage II Vapor Recovery pdf format of August 2012-Stage II Vapor Recovery.pdf
08/01/2012
Recent Amendments to 527 CMR pdf format of August 2012-Recent Amendments to 527 CMR.pdf
file size 2MB08/01/2012
527 CMR 17.00 entitled  pdf format of August 2012-527 CMR 17.00 entitled Forest Products.pdf
07/18/2012
Memo - Firefighter of the Year pdf format of Memo - Firefighter of the Year
07/01/2012
Criteria - Firefighter of the Year pdf format of Criteria - Firefighter of the Year
07/01/2012
Nomination Form - Firefighter of the Year pdf format of Nomination Form - Firefighter of the Year
07/01/2012
Scroll of Honor and Patriot Award Form pdf format of Scroll of Honor and Patriot Award Form
07/01/2012
Memo Tent Permitting Information pdf format of Memo Tent Permitting Information
07/01/2012
Building Permit Requirements for Temporary Tents pdf format of Building Permit Requirements for Temporary Tents
07/01/2012
Memo - Printed Materials for Academy Courses pdf format of Memo - Printed Materials for Academy Courses
07/01/2012
Contact number for July Fourth Holiday pdf format of Contact number for July Fourth Holiday
06/01/2012
Fireworks Display Checklist pdf format of Fireworks Display Checklist
06/01/2012
Information from DEP regarding perchlorate-containing fireworks pdf format of Information from DEP regarding perchlorate-containin...
06/01/2012
Fire Pump Sensor Recall Information pdf format of Fire Pump Sensor Recall Information
06/01/2012
Temporary Housing at Traveling Carnivals and Circuses pdf format of Temporary Housing at Traveling Carnivals and Circuses
06/01/2012
Update on New Licensing Program and Affect on Pyrotechnics User Certificates pdf format of Update on New Licensing Program and Affect on Pyrote...
06/01/2012
Overnight Shelters in places of worship: Extension of provisions allowing the use of battery operated smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors  pdf format of Overnight Shelters in places of worship: Extension o...
06/01/2012
Expiring Tank Truck Stickers pdf format of Expiring Tank Truck Stickers
06/01/2012
527 CMR 33 Forms pdf format of 527 CMR 33 Forms
05/01/2012
Application for Permit to Process Hazardous Materials pdf format of Application for Permit to Process Hazardous Materials
05/01/2012
Checklist for Processing Hazardous Materials pdf format of Checklist for Processing Hazardous Materials
05/01/2012
Elevator Forms pdf format of Elevator Forms
05/01/2012
Elevator Emergency Operation Form 3502 pdf format of Elevator Emergency Operation Form 3502
05/01/2012
Elevator Response Form 52E pdf format of Elevator Response Form 52E
05/01/2012
Advisory Suspicious Substance 2012 cg v3 pdf format of Advisory Suspicious Substance 2012 cg v3
03/07/2012
Adoption of 527 CMR 33.00 pdf format of DFS-Briefs-March-2012-Adoption of 527 CMR 33.00.pdf
file size 3MB03/01/2012
Recent Amendment to 527 CMR pdf format of DFS-Briefs-March-2012-Recent-Amendment-to-527-CMR.pdf
file size 3MB03/01/2012
Memorandum on Jan 2012 MFIRS Changes pdf format of DFS-Briefs-March-2012-Memorandum on Jan 2012 MFIRS Changes.pdf
03/01/2012
Advisory on Sky Lanterns pdf format of DFS-Briefs-March-2012-Advisory on Sky Lanterns.pdf
03/01/2012
Recent amendment to 527 CMR pdf format of DFS-Briefs-Feb-2012-Advisory - recent amendment to 527 CMR.pdf
02/01/2012
BBRS Interpretation pdf format of DFS-Briefs-Feb-2012-Advisory - BBRS OFFICIAL INTERPRETATION No  2012-001.pdf
02/01/2012
Overnight Shelters in places of worship pdf format of Advisory - Overnight Shelters.pdf
01/01/2012
Massachusetts Firefighter Service Award Nominations pdf format of DFS-Briefs-Jan-2012-MA Firefighter Service Award Nominations.pdf
01/01/2012
Index of DFS Advisories 1997 - 2011