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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.

New Fire Code Training pdf format of Pub Hear. draft of MA Amends to rvsd Fire Safety Code 2
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The Department of Fire Services and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) are offering a number of two-day training opportunities - revised schedule pdf format of New Fire Code Orientation.pdf
  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 pdf format of New Fire Code Orientation.pdf
 of where the courses are being offered or here to register.

The new base code: NFPA-1 (2012) and the Massachusetts amendments pdf format of Pub Hear. draft of MA Amends to rvsd Fire Safety Code 2
file size 1MB to the base code are available for review.

The purpose of this cross walk document is to provide a cross reference between sections 527 CMR’s 1 to 50 (old code) and the newly revised Massachusetts Comprehensive Fire Safety Code, 527 CMR 1, which takes effect on  January 1, 2015.  This cross walk document is provided as a convenience to the reader and should not be relied upon for research.

Cross Walk pdf format of Cross Walk

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.