The BFPR is a sixteen member board responsible for promulgating a comprehensive fire safety code (527 CMR) for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

For further information on board activities, including, but not limited to: procedures for the adoption, amendment or repeal of regulations; availability of regulations; filing of regulations; and advisory rulings, please contact the Executive Director to the Board, Richard Fredette at (978) 567-3713.

Meeting Dates and Times

Most Current BFPR Public Meeting Notice pdf format of BFPR Open Meeting Notice

527 CMR Index- The Fire Code

Fire Prevention Regulations Appeals Board

Interpretation of the provisions of 527 CMR 1.00:42.7.4 - Regarding Refueling Operation Attendants and Canopy Suppression Systems as applied to Hydrogen Refueling Facilities. pdf format of Hydrogen_Signed


Antony Caputo, ChairmanRegistered Professional Fire Protection Engineer
Chief Richard K. ArrudaDartmouth District 3 Fire Chief - under 25,000 population
John J. ClancyInspector of Buildings in a City/Town
Commissioner Joseph A.ConantSpringfield Fire Commissioner - over 50,000 population
Jeffrey CoxRegistered Professional Electrical Engineer
John D. CoxProfessional Chemical Engineer
Joseph FinnCommissioner, Boston Fire Department (Ex-Officio)
Larry FisherElectrical Contractor
Chief Michael HazelTewksbury Fire Chief - 25,000 to 50,000 population
Alfonso F. IbarretaRegistered Professional Mechanical Engineer
Gary S. KeithRepresentative of the Public
William LaidlerInspector of Wires
Robert MacKendrickRepresentative, Fire Prevention Association of Massachusetts
Peter J. OstroskeyFire Marshal (Ex-Officio)
Paul C. Scheiner, Ph.D.Graduate Fire Chemist
Kenneth A. SmithBlasting Association Member
Richard FredetteExecutive Director
Peter SenopoulosLegal Counsel
Barbara DiGregorioAdministrative Support