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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.


Board Meeting Information

The next meeting of the BFPR will be on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.


Department of Fire Services
Boards and Commissions Room
1 State Road
Stow, MA 01775


BFPR Board Meeting Notices and Minutes

2019 Meetings
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    
May 2, 2019 (cancelled) Agenda / Notice    
May 2, 2019 Public Hearing Agenda / Notice    
June 6, 2019      


Code Committee Meeting Notices

There are no code committee meetings scheduled at this time.

Proposed Amendment to the State Fire Code

On July 18, 2019 the Board of Fire Prevention Regulations voted to promulgate an amendment to the current 527 CMR 1.00, Massachusetts Comprehensive Fire Safety Code.  This document is subject to change and public comment.

Additional Resources for

Submit Proposed Changes to the State Fire Code

The Board of Fire Prevention Regulations is reviewing the 2015 edition of NFPA 1. The public is invited to submit proposed amendments to the 2015 edition of NFPA 1 for the board to consider. Please visit us here for details on how to submit a proposal.

Visit the Massachusetts State Fire Code page for:

  • Information on the current State Fire Code
  • How to access the editions of NFPA 1

BFPR Interpretations

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