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Board of Fire Prevention Regulations (BFPR)

The BFPR promulgates the State Fire and Electrical Codes.

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.

 

STAY INFORMED

If you would like to receive email notifications of upcoming BFPR and Code Committee Meetings, please send an email to MaryAnn Smith at maryann.e.smith@mass.gov.

 

Board Meeting Information

Board of Fire Prevention Regulations Notice of Public Hearing

In accordance with M.G.L. c.148, s. 10, notice is hereby given of a public hearing to be conducted on behalf of the Board of Fire Prevention Regulations (BFPR) at the Department of Fire Services, State Road, Stow, Massachusetts in the Boards and Commissions Room on Thursday, October 7, 2021, 1:00 p.m. for the purpose of hearing any comments, petitions or suggestions for changes to Massachusetts Comprehensive Fire Prevention Code, 527 CMR 1.00.  Such comments, petitions or suggestions for consideration of the Board may be submitted orally or in writing at the time and place of said hearing or remotely as indicated below in this notice. If you have any questions please contact Mary Ann Smith, Code Administrator, (Maryann.e.smith@mass.gov ) P.O. Box 1025, State Rd, Stow, MA. 01775 (Tel. 978-567-3713).

 

NOTICE OF MEETING

A regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Fire Prevention Regulations will be held at the Department of Fire Services, 1 State Road, Stow, Massachusetts in the Boards and Commissions Room at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 7, 2021.  

The Department of Fire Service will also offer a remote option for the Statutory Public Hearing and the regular meeting of the BFPR through WebEx.

Join by phone: 1-415-655-0001

Webex Meeting Number/Access Code: 2557 953 5118

Meeting Link


 

BFPR Board Meeting Notices and Minutes

2021 Meetings

January 21, 2021 Agenda / Notice Meeting Minutes  
February 4, 2021 Cancellation Notice    
March 4, 2021 Cancellation Notice    
April 1, 2021 Agenda / Notice Meeting Minutes  
May 6, 2021 Agenda / Notice Meeting Minutes  
June 3, 2021 Cancellation Notice    
July 1, 2021 Agenda / Notice    
August 5, 2021 Cancellation Notice    
September 2, 2021 Cancellation Notice    
October 7, 2021 Agenda / Notice    

Previous BFPR Meeting Minutes 2014-2020

Code Committee Meeting Notices

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

BFPR Interpretations

The Board issues interpretations of the State Fire Code to ensure uniform application of the code across Massachusetts.

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