Fire Prevention Resources

NFPA Education (National Fire Prevention Association)

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.

http://www.nfpa.org/

USFA (United States Fire Administration)

Lots of information on firesafety including arson prevention. There is a lot of firesafety information that can be downloaded. Excellent site.

http://www.usfa.fema.gov/

Chimney Safety Institute Of America

A non-profit educational foundation that has established the only nationally recognized certification and accreditation program for chimney sweeps in the United States. CSIA devotes its resources to educating the public, chimney service professionals and other fire prevention specialists, and the insurance industry about the prevention and correction of chimney venting system hazards.

http://www.csia.org/

Burn Prevention Foundation

Helping people stay safe, by teaching them to recognize and avoid fire hazards and other burn risks. The Burn Prevention Foundation offers numerous educational programs and seminars, each designed for a specific audience. Also, a wide variety of educational materials, audio-visual presentations and displays.

http://www.burnprevention.org/


Web Sites for Teachers & Children

Hotdog's Fire Safety Coloring Book

A coloring book from the New York City Fire Department (16 pages).

The Official FDNY Fire Safety Activity Coloring Book

Sparky The Fire Dog

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.

http://www.sparky.org/

Smokey Bear

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.

http://www.smokeybear.com/

NFPA Education (National Fire Prevention Association)

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.

http://www.nfpa.org/Education/

USFA (United States Fire Administration) — Kids Fire Safety Page

Features Smoke Alarms, Escape Planning and Home Fire Safety. Includes a Teacher's Lounge with suggestions for lessons and activities.

http://www.usfa.fema.gov/kids/

SOS Fires: Youth Intervention Program

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.

http://www.sosfires.com/

Latest Fire Prevention News

  • 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.

    Mass.gov

  • 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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