The Board of Fire Prevention Regulations was created after the 1942 Cocoanut Grove nightclub fire. The tragedy killed 492 people. The sixteen member board promulgates the Massachusetts comprehensive fire safety code (527 CMR).
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.
Board Meeting Information
The January 2, 2020 meeting of the Board of Fire Prevention Regulations has been cancelled.
Department of Fire Services
Boards and Commissions Room
1 State Road
Stow, MA 01775
BFPR Board Meeting Notices and Minutes
|Date||Agenda / Notice||Meeting Minutes|
|January 10, 2019||Agenda / Notice||Minutes|
|February 7, 2019 (cancelled)||Agenda / Notice|
|March 14, 2019 (cancelled)||Agenda / Notice|
|April 4, 2019 (cancelled)||Agenda / Notice|
|April 11, 2019||Agenda / Notice||Minutes|
|May 2, 2019 (cancelled)||Agenda / Notice|
|May 2, 2019 Public Hearing||Agenda / Notice|
|June 6, 2019||Agenda / Notice||Minutes|
|July 18, 2019||Agenda / Notice|
|September 19, 2019||Agenda / Notice|
|October 3, 2019 (cancelled)|
|October 8, 2019 Public Hearing||Agenda / Notice|
|November 7, 2019 (cancelled)||Agenda / Notice|
|December 5, 2019||Agenda / Notice|
Code Committee Meeting Notices
There are no code committee meetings scheduled at this time.
Revisions to 527 CMR 1.00: Massachusetts Comprehensive Fire Safety Code (Effective October 18, 2019)
The Board of Fire Prevention Regulations recently promulgated revisions to 527 CMR 1.00, the Massachusetts Comprehensive Fire Safety Code which is largely based upon the 2015 Edition of NFPA 1. This amendment package supplements the current code, bridging the gap between the current 2015 NFPA 1 base code and the recently published 2018 NFPA 1 edition. The amendment package revises some items for clarity and adopts new chapters from the 2018 edition of NFPA 1. The revisions will go into effect on October 18, 2019.
Additional Resources for
The Board issues interpretations of the State Fire Code to ensure uniform application of the code across Massachusetts.