Boston Fire Department Hourly Detail Rates

Description2016 Verified Hourly Rate 2015 Rates
Firefighter Inside38.00 35.00
Firefighter Outside39.00 36.00
Lieutenant Inside42.00 39.00
Lieutenant Outside43.00 40.00
Captain Inside44.00 41.00
Captain Outside45.00 42.00
District Chief Inside47.00 44.00
District Chief Outside48.00 45.00
Deputy Chief Inside52.00 49.00
Deputy Chief Outside53.00 50.00
Firefighter Inside Overtime57.00 52.50
Firefighter Outside Overtime58.50 54.00
Lieutenant Inside Overtime63.00 58.50
Lieutenant Outside Overtime64.50 60.00
Captain Inside Overtime66.00 61.50
Captain Outside Overtime67.50 63.00
District Chief Inside Overtime70.50 66.00
District Chief Outside Overtime72.00 67.50
Firefighter Inside Holiday76.00 70.00
Firefighter Outside Holiday78.00 72.00
Deputy Chief Inside Overtime78.00 73.50
Deputy Chief Outside Overtime79.50 75.00
Lieutenant Inside Holiday84.00 78.00
Lieutenant Outside Holiday86.00 80.00
Captain Inside Holiday88.00 82.00
Captain Outside Holiday90.00 84.00
District Chief Inside Holiday94.00 88.00
District Chief Outside Holiday96.00 90.00
Deputy Chief Inside Holiday104.00 98.00
Deputy Chief Outside Holiday106.00 100.00
Firefighter Inside Holiday Overtime114.00 105.00
Firefighter Outside Holiday Overtime117.00 108.00
Lieutenant Inside Holiday Overtime126.00 117.00
Lieutenant Outside Holiday Overtime129.00 120.00
Captain Inside Holiday Overtime132.00 123.00
Captain Outside Holiday Overtime135.00 126.00
District Chief Inside Holiday Overtime141.00 132.00
District Chief Outside Holiday Overtime144.00 135.00
Deputy Chief Inside Holiday Overtime156.00 147.00
Deputy Chief Outside Holiday Overtime159.00 150.00

Latest Fire Prevention News

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    2016 Registered Cleaners and Inspectors

    Request a paid fire detail

    Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector Inspection

  • The Massachusetts Firefighting Academy is offereing a Nightclub Fire Safety Program

    designed to deliver an overview of nightclub fire safety laws and regulations for fire and building officials, as well as all owners and managers.  Please read for more information

    Nightclub Fire Safety Program

  • Summertime & BBQ Safety Tips from Boston Fire

    Think "safety first" when planning your summer activities and barbecues. Boston Fire has some helpful summer safety tips available and reminds residents of important summertime regulations in the City.

    Leave the Fireworks to the Professionals

    Summary of Massachusetts Fireworks Law MGL Chapter 148, S. 39

    Barbecue Safety Information

    Summer Safety Tips

  • Electronic Plan Submittal Coming in May 2016

    In May 2016 the Boston Fire Department will be accepting Tier II Plans for Fire Alarm Applications and Plans for Special Suppression Systems electronically when we implement the City of Boston's Online Permitting Portal.  Read the Boston Fire Department's requirements for electronic plan submital.  We are also implenting changes to the Fire Alarm Application Process to better serve our customer's with this portal implemntation.

    Electronic Plan Submittal Requirements

    Changes to Fire Alarm Permit Applications coming in May 2016

  • New Air Pressurized Standpipe Requirements

    In the City of Boston during constuction or demolition in high rise buildings (70 feet or higher) an air pressurized standpipe is required to be in place in the building. The effective date for this requirement in Boston is on all construction applications received from August 15, 2015 on.  Please read the documents below for more information.

    Air Pressurized Dry Standpipe Summary

    Requirements for Air Pressurized Standpipes

  • Hazardous Material Process or Processing

    Read below for all information required to be in compliance when processessing hazardous materials as defined under 527 CMR 1.00 c 60.

    Hazardous Material Process or Processing

    Form FP 300

    Form FP 310 - Fire Department's Inspector Checklist

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 1.00 c 12, "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 Eversource

    Eversource 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:

    Eversource gas safety information


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