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Massachusetts Fire Service Commission (FSC)

Here you'll find information regarding the Fire Service Commission.

The Massachusetts Fire Service Commission appoints the State Fire Marshal; promulgates regulations and policies about the Office of the State Fire Marshal (Division of Fire Safety); reviews the annual budget of the Office of the State Fire Marshal (Division of Fire Safety); advises the Office of the State Fire Marshal (Division of Fire Safety) on state and national fire codes; and consults with the Massachusetts Fire Training Council to develop standards for fire investigation and certification.

The eight-member Commission is composed of the Secretary of Public Safety and Security (ex-officio) and seven members appointed by the Governor. These members include four fire chiefs from a list submitted by the Fire Chiefs Association of Massachusetts reflecting one fully-paid fire department, one partially paid part-call fire department, one full-call fire department, and one fire department from within Fire District 13; one firefighter from a list submitted by the Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts; one firefighter or fire officer below the rank of chief from a list submitted by the Massachusetts Call/Volunteer Firefighters Association; and one representative of the insurance industry.

The Massachusetts Firefighter Service Award honors the Commonwealth's firefighters for years of service.

The Fire Service Commission credentials Fire Chiefs.

FSC Minutes of Past Meetings

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