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 Timothee Rodrique.
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 2MB 08/01/2012
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