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 a meeting of the Board of Fire Prevention Regulations scheduled for April 7, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. has been canceled.


BFPR Board Meeting Notices and Minutes

2021 Meetings

January 21, 2021 Agenda / Notice Minutes  
February 4, 2021 Cancellation Notice    
March 4, 2021 Cancellation Notice    
April 1, 2021 Agenda / Notice Minutes  
May 6, 2021 Agenda / Notice Minutes  
June 3, 2021 Cancellation Notice    
July 1, 2021 Agenda / Notice Minutes  
August 5, 2021 Cancellation Notice    
September 2, 2021 Cancellation Notice    
October 7, 2021 Agenda / Notice    
November 4, 2021 Cancellation Notice    
December 2, 2021 Cancellation Notice    
January 6, 2022 Cancellation Notice    
February 3, 2022 Cancellation Notice    
March 3, 2022 Agenda / Notice    
April 7, 2022 Cancellation Notice    

Previous BFPR Meeting Minutes 2014-2020


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 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.