A coloring book from the New York City Fire Department (16 pages).
Aimed at children 5-9. Includes Sparky's News - What's Cool - Help Sparky Out (escape plan game) - Fun Safety Ideas (to practice safety and escaping) - The Story of Sparky - Safety Tips and more. Kids can ask Sparky questions and learn all about Dalmatians and about fire trucks. There's also a Drive the Fire Truck game.
The official web site of Smokey Bear - (Only YOU Can Prevent Forest Fires). Includes Forest Fun, Stories, Links, Fighting Forest Fires, Fun Facts, and more. Also includes Campfire Games - memory busters, amazing mazes, Put Out the Fire, a coloring book to print out, the Bear Facts, and more. A colorful site with good graphics. Aimed at Primary and Elementary students. Not a lot of actual information.
Lots of information on fire safety and prevention. Look for Risk Watch, lesson plans arranged by grade level; Learn Not to Burn; Fire Prevention Week Facts and History, and more.
Features Smoke Alarms, Escape Planning and Home Fire Safety. Includes a Teacher's Lounge with suggestions for lessons and activities.
A web site for the exchange of information on youth firesetting. Click on Welcome. Includes What's New, Links, FAQs, SOS Fires Training Program, and a Parent/Teacher Resource Center featuring articles on teen firesetting and links.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: