The Board of Fire Prevention Regulations (BFPR) voted to promulgate a revised fire safety code at their meeting on Thursday, August 7, 2014. The new Massachusetts Comprehensive Fire Safety Code (527 CMR 1.00) will take effect on January 1, 2015. The new code adopts, in large part, the National Fire Prevention Association’s (NFPA) Model Fire Code (NFPA-1- 2012 Edition), with Massachusetts amendments. The new code should result in an improved, more comprehensive fire safety code, using consensus standards recognized throughout the nation.
The Department of Fire Services and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) are offering a number of two-day training opportunities intended to prepare fire service personnel for the implementation and use of the revised code document. Code enforcement personnel will learn to navigate the new format. These sessions will not interpret code provisions or delve into specific areas of the code, rather they will introduce the format and highlight use of the code for fire service purposes. Attendees will receive a current copy of the base code and amendments at the class. Click here to see a list of where the courses are being offered or here to register.
The new base code: NFPA-1 (2012) and the Massachusetts amendments to the base code are available for review.
Staff: Richard Fredette, BFPR Executive Director, Richard.Fredette@massmail.state.ma.us P.O. Box 1025, State Rd, Stow, MA 01775, Tel. 978-567-3713.