Boston Fire Department Hourly Detail Rates

DescriptionHourly Rate 2015 Rates
Firefighter Inside32.00 35.00
Firefighter Outside33.00 36.00
Lieutenant Inside36.00 39.00
Lieutenant Outside37.00 40.00
Captain Inside38.00 41.00
Captain Outside39.00 42.00
District Chief Inside41.00 44.00
District Chief Outside42.00 45.00
Deputy Chief Inside46.00 49.00
Deputy Chief Outside47.00 50.00
Firefighter Inside Overtime48.00 52.50
Firefighter Outside Overtime49.50 54.00
Lieutenant Inside Overtime54.00 58.50
Lieutenant Outside Overtime55.50 60.00
Captain Inside Overtime57.00 61.50
Captain Outside Overtime58.50 63.00
District Chief Inside Overtime61.50 66.00
District Chief Outside Overtime63.00 67.50
Firefighter Inside Holiday64.00 70.00
Firefighter Outside Holiday66.00 72.00
Deputy Chief Inside Overtime69.00 73.50
Deputy Chief Outside Overtime70.50 75.00
Lieutenant Inside Holiday72.00 78.00
Lieutenant Outside Holiday74.00 80.00
Captain Inside Holiday76.00 82.00
Captain Outside Holiday78.00 84.00
District Chief Inside Holiday82.00 88.00
District Chief Outside Holiday84.00 90.00
Deputy Chief Inside Holiday92.00 98.00
Deputy Chief Outside Holiday94.00 100.00
Firefighter Inside Holiday Overtime96.00 105.00
Firefighter Outside Holiday Overtime99.00 108.00
Lieutenant Inside Holiday Overtime108.00 117.00
Lieutenant Outside Holiday Overtime111.00 120.00
Captain Inside Holiday Overtime114.00 123.00
Captain Outside Holiday Overtime117.00 126.00
District Chief Inside Holiday Overtime123.00 132.00
District Chief Outside Holiday Overtime126.00 135.00
Deputy Chief Inside Holiday Overtime138.00 147.00
Deputy Chief Outside Holiday Overtime141.00 150.00

Latest Fire Prevention News

  • A new Comprehensive Model Fire Code (527 CMR 1.00) has been adopted by the Division of Fire Services and the State Fire Marshal's Office effective January 1, 2015 replacing the current 527 CMR.

    The new code adopts, in large part, the National Fire Prevention Association’s (NFPA) Model Fire Code (NFPA-1- 2012 Edition), with Massachusetts amendments. The new code should result in an improved, more comprehensive fire safety code, using consensus standards recognized throughout the nation. This new code will replace the current 527 CMR. More information can be obtained by visiting the Department of Fire Services website.

    527 CMR 1.00

  • New Ordinance Enacted in Boston

    Regulating the use and sale of outdoor cooking appliances, outdoor patio and space heaters, outdoor decorative appliances, and outdoor fireplaces. On July 30, 2014 the Boston City Council amended the Boston Fire Prevention Code by passing Article XXXIII of the Boston Fire Prevention Code.

    Article XXXIII of the Boston Fire Prevention Code

  • Think Safety First When Planning Your Barbecue

    BFD offers tips and advice on barbecue safety.

    Barbecue Safety Information

  • Effective April 1, 2014 Boston has a Revised Upholstered Furniture, Molding Seating and Re-upholstered Furniture Policy

    Effective April 1, 2014 the Boston Fire Department shall modify its upholstered seating regulations to more closely align with the current state regulations: 527 CMR 29, "Upholstered Furniture, Molded Seating and Re-upholstered Furniture.  This change will effectively reduce the number of regulated use groups in the City of Boston.

    Although this modified policy closely follows the requirements of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Regulations, there are still some notable exceptions that shall be strictly enforced.  This policy is subject to modification at the discretion of the Boston Fire Marshal.

    More Chemist Information

  • Important gas safety information for residents of Hyde Park from NStar

    NSTAR Gas delivers natural gas safely and reliably to customers in the neighborhood of Hyde Park. We ask those residents especially to take a moment to review the following important gas safety information regarding pipeline operations and safety:

    NStar gas safety information

  • New Requirements for Certain Lodging and Boarding Houses

    On December 5, 2012 the Boston City Council adopted MGL Chapter 148 Section 26H requiring owners of lodging and boarding houses renting to 6 or more unrelated tenants to sprinkler their properties by December 5, 2017.  (Click links below for more information.)

    City Ordinance Adopting MGL Chapter 148 Section 26H

    Letter from Fire Marshal regarding MGL Chapter 148 Section 26H

    MGL Chapter 148 Section 26H

  • Restricted Use of Propane (LPG) for "Hot Work"

    Effective January 1, 2013

    Restricted Use of Propane (LPG) for "Hot Work"

  • Commercial Hood and Exhaust Cleaners

    December 1, 2012  new guidelines from the Boston Fire Department that can affect commercial hood and exhaust cleaners registration 

    Guidelines for Loss of Registration for Hood Exhaust Cleaners and Inspectors

  • Sale or Transfer of Residential Dwellings

    As of August 1, 2012, realtors and sellers scheduling Certificate of Compliance inspections should be aware that under MGL Chapter 148 sec 26F residential dwellings built after 1975 or having 6 or more dwelling units are exempt from the requirements of 26F.....

    Certificate of Compliance changes

  • Candle Usage Guidelines, Definitions and Application for Candle Usage in a Place of Assembly

    Read the new Candle Guidelines that are in effect October 1, 2012. The Boston Fire Department requires that the use of candles in a Place of Assembly be permitted as defined in the attached document.

    Candle Usage Guidelines, Definitions and Application for Candle Usage in a Place of Assembly


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