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 an email notification of upcoming BFPR and Code Committee Meetings, please send an email to MaryAnn Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Board Meeting Information
Per Governor Charles D. Baker’s Order Suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting Law, M.G.L. c. 30A, s.20 signed and dated March 12, 2020, notice is hereby given for a meeting of the Board of Fire Prevention Regulations via WebEx scheduled for Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. WebEx Meeting Number: 182 982 3423 Password: DFS2021
BFPR Board Meeting Notices and Minutes
|Date||Agenda / Notice||Meeting Minutes|
|January 2, 2020||Cancellation Notice|
|February 6, 2020||Cancellation Notice|
|March 17, 2020||Agenda / Notice||Meeting Minutes|
|April 2, 2020||Cancellation Notice|
|May 7, 2020||Cancellation Notice|
|May 28, 2020||Agenda / Notice||Meeting Minutes|
|July 2, 2020||Cancellation Notice|
|August 6, 2020||Cancellation Notice|
|September 3, 2020||Agenda / Notice|
|October 1, 2020||Cancellation Notice|
|November 5, 2020||Cancellation Notice|
|December 3, 2020||Agenda / Notice||Meeting Minutes|
|January 21, 2021||Agenda / Notice|
|February 4, 2021||Cancellation Notice|
|March 4, 2021||Cancellation Notice|
|April 1, 2021||Agenda / Notice|
BFPR 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 at the Department of Fire Services, State Road, Stow, Massachusetts via teleconference on Thursday, October 1, 2020, 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 at the time of said hearing, or in writing to MaryAnn.E.Smith@mass.gov prior to said hearing.
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.
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The Board issues interpretations of the State Fire Code to ensure uniform application of the code across Massachusetts.