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

  • Holiday Fire Safety Tips from BFD

    Follow these helpful tips to ensure a safe holiday season.

    A Holiday Fire Safety Message from the Boston Fire Department

    NFPA Christmas Tree Safety List

  • Think Safety First When Heating Your Home This Winter

    BFD offers tips and advice on winter heating and safety in the home.

    Winter Safety

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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