If the Boston Fire Department Permit states:
A “Paid Detail is Required” for issuance of the permit for an event or work to be performed.
Or if there is a life safety condition in the building such as a disabled fire alarm or sprinkler system and the district chief requires it as a condition of the building remaining occupied throughout the duration of inoperability to protect life and property.
Only an authorized agent may schedule, change or cancel a paid detail. The paid detail office must be contacted directly by the contractor holding this permit.
The permit holder must contact the Boston Fire Department Paid Detail Scheduling Office in order to schedule, change or cancel a paid detail at 617-343-2836 or 617-343-2838.
The preferred method is to fax the Boston Fire Department Paid Detail Scheduling Office using only the BFD Paid Detail Fax Form and faxing it to 617-343-2873.
In order to have sufficient time and staff to fill all requests for paid details:
All requests must be placed by fax or phone by 1:00pm the day before the detail is required
On Friday, all requests for Saturday, Sunday and Monday must be in by fax or phone by 1:00pm
24 hour notice is required for the cancellation of all scheduled details.
A 4 hour minimum will be charged if a detail is cancelled with less than 24 hour notice.
In the event that the detail office is closed, e.g. weekends, nights, holidays, contact Fire Alarm at 617-343-2880 who will route you to the appropriate district office.
Equipment is $50.00/hour
Plus a 10% administrative fee for all equipment and services
It is the contractor’s responsibility to obtain current rates and charges
4 hour minimum requirement on all details
Time and a half will be billed for all details over 8 hours
Double Time will be billed for details performed on all BFD Contractual Holidays
All details must be paid for within 30 days of invoicing or existing permits will be subject to revocation or future permits will not be issued
Paid Detail Scheduling Office
115 Southampton Street – 3rd Floor
Monday – Friday 7:00am to 5:00 pm (not on holidays)
Paid Detail Billing and Payroll Office
1010 Massachusetts Ave – 4th Floor
Monday – Friday 8:00am to 4:00 pm (not on holidays)
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