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.



If you would like to receive email notifications of upcoming BFPR and Code Committee Meetings, please send an email to MaryAnn Smith at


Board Meeting Information


In accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 30A, Section 20, notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Board of Fire Prevention Regulations scheduled for Thursday, June 1, 2023 at 1:00 P.M. via Microsoft Team Meeting.


BFPR Board Meeting Notices and Minutes

2023 Meetings

January 19, 2023 Agenda Minutes
February 2, 2023 Agenda Minutes
March 2, 2023 Agenda Minutes
April 6, 2023 Agenda Minutes
May 4, 2023 Agenda  
June 1, 2023 Agenda  


Previous BFPR Meeting Minutes 2014-2022


Code Committee Meeting Notices

The link below provides a list of upcoming code committee meetings.

BFPR Code Committee Meetings


Revisions to 527 CMR 1.00: Massachusetts Comprehensive Fire Safety Code (Effective February 3, 2023)

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 2021 Edition of NFPA 1. This amendment package supplements the current code, bridging the gap between the current 2021 NFPA 1 base code and the recently published 2021 NFPA 1 edition. The amendment package revises some items for clarity and adopts new chapters from the 2021 edition of NFPA 1. The revisions went into effect on February 3, 2023.

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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