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527 CMR 10
Board of Fire Prevention Regulations

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527 CMR 10.02 - fire extinguishers

1.) installed and maintained per NFPA 10.

2.) Schools/Colleges w/laboratories (new construction) shall have Deluge showers

-30 gallons per minute and be between 70 and 90 degrees

-located 50 feet or less from experimental area

-existing labs should be can have a fire blanket (stop, drop, roll)

3.) Tested every 6 months

4.) Students shall be instructed on use of showers/blankets


527 CMR 10.03 - General Provisions



1.) Means of egress are to be kept free of obstructions.

2.) Doors and Windows kept in working order.

3.) Ships/boats docked in the Commonwealth in danger of fire or explosion shall remain at dock/anchor until deamed safe by Fire Chief

4.) Accumulation of combustible waste sall be removed/cut down by owner

5.) Permit needed to store more than 2500 cubic ft of empty sotrage containers, inside storage not > 20ft high, outside storage must be 25 ft from building and lot line

6.) Open flame devices and special food services devices shall fall under NFPA 101



527 CMR 10.03

General Provisions 7 - 9


7.) Chimneys shall be built in accordance 780 cMR and BOCA mechanical code

- unsafe heating appliances shall be sealed by fire chief until made safe

- no seal can be removed unless written authorization is given by the fire chief

- incinerators preheated 30 minutes before using, only competant operators allowed to use, door to be kept closed until incineration complete, waste that creates dense smoke/odor not authorized for incineration, incinerator kept cleaned and well maintained, spark arrestors must be used, any complaints investigated by fire chief.

8.) Commercial kitchen exhaust systems inspected, maintained, and cleaned according to NFPA 96 (see also 527 CMR 11).

9.) Fire Doors to be maintained, door stops prohibited unless approved openning devices used.


527 CMR 10.03

General Provisions 10 -12


10.) Fire Lanes - designated by fire chief, must have minimun width of 18ft.

- kept free of obstructions or vehicles. Must be clearly marked, signs to be legible and well maintained.

11.) All electrical hazards to be abated according to 527 CMR 12

12.) Asphalt (tar) kettles shall not be transported on highways or roads while maintaining an open fire.

-exception : when it is being used for road repairwork, speeds not > 10mph, safety vehicle w/flashing lights to follow.

- not be used in buildings or on roofs under 70ft tall

- rooftop kettles shall not have open flames, kept away from rooftop units, attendant must stay with kettle 1 hour after operation or until temp reaches 315 degrees. - Propane cylinders to be secured, no spare cylinders on roof, 20 B:C fire extinguisher must be used for kettles.    

- Permit required 2 days prior for rooftop kettle use.

- At least one 20 B:C extinguisher within 30 feet of kettle.

- Kettle must have tight fitting cover


527 CMR 10.03

General Provisions 13 and 14


13.) Hazards to means of egress: no obstructions to fire escapes, every part of the means of egress must be maintained in a safe condition and available for immediate use.

-no combustible materials to be stored in elevator hoistways or at the bootom of stairs, fire escapes or means of escape unless it is stored and protected per 780 CMR

-aisles, passageways or stairways shall be kept free of diplay items during hours when open to public and shall not interfere with firefighting operations. Mirrors and draperies around exits are prohibited because they can conceal or confuse means of egress

- bars and grills around windows of buildings of Group R or I-1 occupancy code shall be releasable or removeabel from inside without key/tools.

14.) Specialized industrial trucks (forklifts, platform lift trucks, motorized hand trucks) in areas of volatile fuels, combustible metal dusts or other combustible dusts, or ignitable fibers shall comply with NFPA 505


527 CMR 10.03

General Provisions



15.) No person may install a fire protection system in a new or existing building without a permit from the fire chief.

16.) Alcohol based hand rub

-use and handling exempt from 527 CMR 14

-storage of more than 10 gallons shall comply with 527 CMR 14

-wall dispenser shall be 41 ounces, distance btween dispensers at least 48 inches

-dispensers will not be located over any type of ignition source

-alcohol based hand rub is defined as containing between 60 - 95% ethanol or isopropanol alcohol.

17.) Conflicting Requirements - Commonwealth statutes and regulations preempt these requirements unless modified by State Fire Marshall.


527 CMR 10.04

Safety Cans


Flammable or combustible liqyuids shall be transported in approved containers.

- approved by US DOT, NRTL, or State fire Marshall.

When not in use, containers to be stored upright w/opennings tightly closed.


527 CMR 10.05

General Storage



1.) Storing of empty packing boxes of combustible nature restricted to separate buildings or fire areas.

2.) Outdoor storage approved only when there is adequate fire and police protection, access roads for fire apparatus, adequate water supply, and no exposure hazard.

3.) Storage area to be kept free of unnecessary accumulation of combustible materials. Weeds/grass kept dow, regular established program to maintain the entire area.

4.) Tarps used for protection of storage against weather shall be flameproofed.

5.) Entire premises shall have the fire chief's approval.



527 CMR 10.06

Fumigation and thermal insecticidal fogging


1.) permit from fire chief required

2.) any building being fumigated shall have warning signs at all entrances during entie fumigation process.

3.) All sources of ignitionshall be removed. Electricity shall be shut off, except for circulating fans (which should be designed so not to present an ignition hazard).

4.) Fire department to be notified in writing 24 hours before fumigation starts.  Occupants of buidlings to be fumigated shall be given sufficient advanced notice.

5.) Warning signs shall be posted on all entrances. sings should be done in red ink on white background. Letters must be at least 2 inches tall, have have the date and time of the operaton, as well as the operator's name and that re-entry is prohibited until warning signs have been removed.

6.) A watchman shall be on duty during time of fumigation in order to prevent entry into area being fumigated. 


527 CMR 10.07



1.) Prohibited in places of work where materials handled or structure is combustible. Smoking areas shall be provided for employess and must be approved by the fire chief.

2.) Prohibted in assemby theaters classified in use Group A-1. Smoking areas shall be provided as approved by fire chief.

3.) Prohibited in schools, colleges, public buildings and institutions except in designated areas.

4.) Prohibited on docks, wharfs, and waterfront areas, except in designated areas.

5.) Can be allowed in public or special halls without fixed seating as long as the fire chief approves.

6.) Smoking areas shall have recepticles to dispose of smoking articles and a class A fire extinguisher.

7.) No Smoking signs shall be red and white and have letters at least 3 inches tall and shall be conspicuously posted in no smoking areas.

8.) Smoking Area signs shall be green and white and have letters at least 3 inches tall and be conspicuously posted.


527 CMR 10.07



1.) Hospitals shall formulate a plan for protection or evacuation in the event of a fire.

-the fire chief shall visit hospitals 4 times a year to ascertain that hospital staff are familiar with the approved evacuation plan.

2.) Foam Decubitus Mattresses

-should me flammability regulations of California Bureau of Home Furnishings 117.

-pads only to be used for pt.'s who need them.

-smoking and smoking materials prohibited where pads are used or stored.

-these pads should be disposed of in a safe manner, in covered refuse containera, separate from ordinary combustible rubbish.

-bulk storage of these pads only in a room protected by automatic sprinklers.

-pads shall not be washed or reused and shall have a label on them saying so.


527 CMR 10.09


Provisions 1-4


1.) School offical in charge should formulate a plan of protection or evacuation in the event of a fire. This shuld include alternate means of egress and shall be approved by the fire chief.

2.) Person in charge of the school should ensure that teachers and other staff are familiar with fire drill procedures specified for their room.

3.) Every student shall be advised of the fire drill procedure or take part in a fire drill within 3 days after entering school.

4.) Fire chief to visit the school 4 times a year, unannounced to conduct a fire drill.

-a record of fire drills shall be submitted twice a year and should include the time of drill, date of drill, and the weather conditions when occupants were evacuated, the number of occupants evacuated, total time for evacuation, and other relevant info.

-fire drills shall incluse complete evacuation of all persons from the building.


527 CMR 10.09


Provision 5


a.) Paper materials shall not constitute more than 20% of the toal wall area in classrooms.

exceptions 1 - paper displayed is in a fully enclosed cabinet

exception 2 - flame retardant material makes up the display

exception 3 - paper displayed can make up 50% of total wall space if fully sprinklered.

b.) Paper materiels shall not constitute more than 10% of wall space in assembly areas, exit access passageways, and corridors.

-no one grouping shall exceed 12 ft wide and six ft high.

-paper displays shall not cover egress doors or be placed on the wall within 5 feet of the door.

exception 1, 2, 3 same as section a

c.) paper materials prohibited on exit doors and enclosed stairwells.

d.) and e.) this section does not apply to exit signage or electio materials required by law.



527 CMR 10.10



1.) Each theater shall formulate a plan for protection and evacuation of all person in the event of a fire, as approved by the fire chief.  All employees shall be kept informed of their duties under such plan.

2.) The fire chief shall visit the theater at least 4 times a year for the purpose of making sure employees and managers are familiar with the approved plan.


527 CMR 10.11

Housing for the Elderly


Housing for the elderly comprised of six or more dwelling units shall have:

-a plan in place for the purpose of protection or evacuation, as approved by the fire chief.

-employees and resdients shall be kept informed of the plan of action and routes for evacuation

-the fire chief shall visit these facilities at least four times a year to either conduct a fire drill or if he deems this not possible because of advanced age or physical disability of its residents, then to make sure the occupants are familiar with the approved plan.


527 CMR 10.12

General Use Buildings

Provisions 1-3


1.) Any inner court not protected by a roof that can support 40 lbs per square ft. shall have a substantial parapet at least 42 inches high. A skylight shall be constructed to support 40 lbs per square foot or shall have a parapet not less than 30 inches high.

2.) Reserved.

3.) The fire chief shall report any defective electrical wiring, faulty equipment, or structural defects of a building to the proper authorities (in writing).


527 CMR 10.12

Provision 4

Removal of gasoline tanks from unregistered or unusable motor vehicles.



a.) any unregistered motor vehicle in running condition shall be kept garaged or kept under surveillence in the same manner as a registered motor vehicle.

b.) a vehicle that sits unused for more than 30 days and is unusable as deemed by the fire chief, shall direct the owner to drain the gasoline out of the tanks and fill it with water to 5% of the tank's capacity within 24 hours of notice.

c.) any person who removes a fuel tank from a motor vehicle shall ensure the tak has been drained prior to doing so.

d.) a tank that has been removed shall be drained of all fuel and filled with water.


527 CMR 10.13

Emergency Planning and Preparedness

Places of Assembly


-employees shall be trained and drilled in duties they are to perform in the case of fire, panic or other emergency.

-egress plans showing a seating diagram and location of exits shall be submitted to the fire chief.

exception - deviation allowed from diagram if occupant load does not increase and the intent of 527 CMR 10.17 is maintained.

-exit announcements (A1, A2, or A3) prior to performance, announcement should be made showing the locations of exits and areas of rescue assistants for the disabled.

-written programs or playbills shall include a diagram of the locations of egress routes.

-nightclubs, discos and dancehalls shall have a crowd manager on duty when the occupant load is greater than 100.

-Crown manager must be at least 21, either own the club or be answerable to the owner.

-must maintain clear paths of egress, ensure the club does not exceed occupant load and initiate the fire alarm in the event of a fire.

-makes sure that general fire andlife safety awareness of employees and occupants and that exit announcements are made.

-every three years, the crowd manager should be trained in these duties.

 -each day of operation, the crowd manager shall use an approved check list to include inspection of fire extinguishers, signage,interior finish, exits, unobstructed egress, crowd control policy, and occupancy limits. Completed checklists shall be kept on premises for 1 year.


527 CMR 10.13

Special Residential Use Group


Evacuation Plan - written copies of an approved plan of protection or evacuation in the event of fire. Staff members shall be trained intheir duties under the plan. Every two months the staff shall review the plan.

Resident Training - Residents capable of assisting in their evacuations shall be trained to take proper actions in the event of fire. Residents can also be trained to assist each other if it does not substantially increase their risk.

Fire Exit Drills - conducted at least 6 times per year, two on every shift. 12 drills shall be conducted in the first year of operation and do not require prior announcement.

Evacuation - Fire drills shall involve actual evacuation of residents to a certain assembly point and shall give residents experience in exiting through all required exits.



527 CMR 10.13

Incapacitated Care

Group I-2


Evacuation Plan - written copies available to all supervisory personnel. All employees shall be periodically instructed on their duties in the event of fire. A copy of the plan shall be kept either with the telephone operator or the security office.

Bed Mobility - every bed shall be easily moveable under conditions of evacuation. Exception - pt.'s in convelecence, self care, or mental health.

Fire Exit Drills - fire alarm shall be sounded, bed ridden pt.'s to interior areas of refuge. Drills conducted quarterly on each shift under varied conditions. Drills held after 2100 hrs and before 0600 hrs can use a coded message instead of the fire alarm.

Records - a written record of fire drills shall be kept on premises and two records shall be submitted to the fire chief over 1 year.

Employee Training - Employees shall be trained in life safety procedures and devices.


527 CMR 10.13

Group I-3 - Restrained


Emergency Plan - administration shall have in effect and provide for all supervisory personnel, a copy of a plan for protection of all persons in the event of fire and for their evacuation to areasd of refuge when necessary. All employess shall be instructed and drilled to their respective duties.

Employee Training - Employees shall be instructed in the use of fire extinguishers and manual fire suppression equipment. Staff shall have refresher training yearly.

All buildings shall have 24 hour staffing and shall be within 3 floors or 300 horizontal feet to the access door of each residence.

Keys - All keys necessary for unlocking doors shall be individually identified by both touch and sight.


527 CMR 10.13

High Rise Buildings


General - person in charge of a high rise building shall submit to the fire chief a fire safety plan and evacuation procedure.

Fire Safety Plan - The fire safety plan shall be distributed to all tenants.

Responsability to Update Fire Safety Plan - the owner is responsible for updating the fire safety and evacuation procedure upon changes in occupancy, use, or physical arrangement.


527 CMR 10.13

Marking of Unsafe Buildings


Any building determined to be unsafe in case of fire shall be identified and marked.

One slash - means interior hazards exist to such that an interior attack shall be conduscted w/extreme caution.

X - means interior and exterior hazards exist that exterior operations should strongly considered.

-markings shall be applied to the front of the building at the second level and should be visible from the street. Markings should be applied on entrances and penthouses.

-markings shall be 24 inches x 24 inches, on a placard w/reflective background or in contrasting color to the building. Stripes on the border shall be 2 inches wide.

All markings shall bear a date as to when applied.

Prior to receiving the mark, all buildings shall be thoroughly inspected by the fire chief.


527 CMR 10.13

Places of Worship w/a Valid Occupancy Permit as s Temporary Shelter


-must be in accordance w/780 CMR (building code)

-must have no known violations of 527 CMR or MGL 148.

-a copy of the safety and evacuation plan shall be kept on premises and posted near the entrance. Employees must maintain the shleter in accordance with the evacuation plan.

 -during overnight operation hours, employees or volunteers must remain awake and alert. Exception - if there are interconnected smoke detectors, staff do not need to remain awake.

-no smoking is allowed in the shelter.

-a document shall be posted near the entrance indicating the number of occupants and the names of all employees and volunteers.

-a functioning landline telephone must be present. Cell phones are not acceptable.

-as of 9/1/12, all temporary shelters must be equiped with a monitored, interconnected smoke and CO alarm system. detectors must be in any room used for sleeping purposes.

-the fire chief shall be notified 48 hours prior to an activation of an approved temporary overnight shelter, and shall be notified in writing upon termination of said activation.

-the fire chief or designee may at any hour of operation be allowed into the shelter to inspect for compliance to 527 CMR and MGL 148.

-this section shall not impede the fire chief from taking reasonable action to protect persons and property under any the authority under 527 CMR or MGL 148


527 CMR 10.14

Hazard Abatement in Existing Buildings


-provides reasonable degree of safety to persons occupying existing buildings that do not conform w/minimum requirements of 780 CMR by requiring such alterations to such existing buildings.

-any alterations done to comply w/527 CMR 10 shall be done in accordance to 780 CMR, BOCA mechanical code, 527 CMR 12.

-all service equipment, means of egress devices and safeguards shall be maintained in good working order

-elevator recall shall conform to requiremnts of 524 CMR.

Mechanical Equipment Control/Smoke and Heat Detection - air ducts that serve more than one floor in buildings exceeding 6 floors shall be equiped w/approved smoke and heat detector which when activated will shut down circulating fans. Automatic fan shutdown is not required when the system is part of an apporved smoke removal system.


527 CMR 10.15

Floor Finishing or Refinishing


-equipment and processes shall comply with 527 CMR 10, 527 CMR 14, and 527 CMR 34

- no person shall use flammable liquid products during the course of any activity relating to the finishing or refinishing floors.

-this means any clear or pigmented wood finish having a flashpoint below 100 degrees F, vapor pressure not exceeding 40 PSI at 100 degrees.

-no person shall sand or strip floors where it would create a fine, explosive dust. It is allowed if there is an approved ventilation system or dust collection process in place.

-all ignition sources in area of floor sanding shall be eliminated.

All electrical equipment shall be designed and installed according to 527 CMR 10.

Electrical permit is required if equipment is wired right into the electrical panel.

Warning signs shall be present indicating danger of dust and fire/explosion hazard. Signs shall be in contrast color with letters at lest 2 inches high and indicate the name of the operator, date/time, and area where work is to be done.

-no smoking signs shall be posted at all entrances before work begins and remain 24 hours after completion.

-a metal waste can with self closing cover shall be provided for all waste materials. Must be removed and disposed of daily.



527 CMR 10.16

Dust Explosion Hazards


1. Equipment which involves dust consisting of particles which may become explosive and may be ignited by flame or spark shall comply w/requirements of 527 CMR, 527 CMR 10.16, NFPA 61,65,68,69,85F,91,490,651,653,654, and 655.

-a permit shall be required by the fire chief for operation of grain elevator or plant involved with pulveration of product to produce dust as defined above.

2. Smoking, carrying matches, heating devicesd w/open flame, or spark producing equipment is prohibited.

All lighting shall be electrical and installed per 527 CMR 12.


527 CMR 10.17

Places of Assembly

Provisions 1-3


1. Decoration, operation or use of places of assembly and education shall comply w/requirements of 527 CMR 10 and 21, and 780 CMR.

-Certificate of inspection is required for a place of assembly or education to be operational.

-each place of assembly shall have posted near the main entrance, a legible sign in contrasting colors stating the permitted amount of occupants in that space. Multi-use rooms shall have the occuoant load for each use.

-if overcrowding is found or if a hazardous condition exists, such as obstructions to egress, the fire chief can suspend any acitivites with the place of assembly until it is corrected.

2. Decorative Material shall conform to 527 CMR 21 and 780 CMR.

3. Motion picture screens must be in adherance to flame spread standards found in 527 CMR 21.


527 CMR 10.17

Places of Assembly

Provisions 4-5


4. Person in charge of the place of assembly shall check means of egress before a building is occupied for any use.  If corrective action is necessary, that person shall not open the building for use until corrective action is taken.

-egress doors shall not be locked, bolted, fastened, or obstructed. Hardware to open door shall be in good working order.

-where tables and chairs are used, they shall be arranged to provide ready access to each egress door. Aisles leading driectly to egress doors shall be no less than 44 inches in width. With occupant loads of 50 or less, aisles shall be no more than 36 inches wide.

-signs and lighting of the means of egress shall be maintained in good working order and installed according to 780 CMR.

-projection rooms cannot have more than 4 flammable liquid containers with capacity no greater than 16 ounces and nonbreakable.


527 CMR 10.18



1. A permit shall be obtained by the fire chief for the manufacture or storage of matches exceeding 25 cases.

2. Where more than 25 cases of matches are stored, shipping containers containing matches will not be piled greater than 18 feet or 25,000 cubic feet in volume. Piles must be at least 4 feet away from other combustibles. Matches will not be stored less than 10 feet to any exit, open stairway, elevator, or verticle shaft.

-smoking is prohibited in these areas.

-where matches are sold at retail, boxes will not be less than 10 feet from heaters, furnaces, compressors, or other mechanical equipment.

-open shipping containers of matches will be stored in metal or metal lined boxes w/self closing covers.


527 CMR 10.19

Ovens and Furnaces


Applies to all ovens and furnaces involving fire or explosion hazard by reason of the temperatures at which the oven or furnace is operated; the fuel that is used; the presence of a flammable volatile from materials in the oven, furnace, or combustion system.

-a permit from the fire chief is required to operate such an oven or furnace.

-standards referenced are NFPA 86, NFPA 86C, and NFPA 86 D.

-furnaces consisting of heated enclosures operating at approximately atmospheric pressure, which use a special processing atmosphere within the furnace, and vacuum furnaces, shall require approval.


527 CMR 10.20

Open Air Parking Spaces

Refer to MGL 148, Section 56

527 CMR 10.21

Tire Rebuilding Plants


1. A permit from the fire chief shall be required to conduct or maintain any tire recapping or rebuilding plant.

2. Vertical opennings such as stairs and elevators shall be enclosed according to 780 CMR and shall have fire doors on each floor.

-if wood frame construction shall be separated from other parts of the building by one hour rated fire wall.  Each openning shall have an automatic self closing fire door.

3. Buffing machines shall be located in a separate part of the building wall or floor assemblies with one hour fire resistance. Opennings shall have automatic self closing fire doors. Each Machine shall be connected to an ample dust collecting system, discharging into a suitable container. Dust collection system shall comply with BOCA Mechanical Code.

4. each room where rubber cement is mixed and used, or flammable solvents are applied shall be equiped with effective natural or machanical ventilation.


527 CMR 10.22

Open Air Fires


1.) Open air fires can require permission of the fire chief /warden. Cannot exceed more than 2 days.

-written record of permission should include dates covered along w/person to whom permission was granted.

2.) Fire department training or research activitiesd involving open air fires are permitted when specific approval is obtained by Mass EPA.

3.) Persons 18 years or older may have a cooking fire.

Must be on gravelly land or beaches, away from vegitation, enclosed within rocks or a metal container.

4.) Persons burning debris from building demolition shall hire sufficient fire department personnel at their own expense, to control the fire until it is fully extinguished.

5.) Any permit issued under 527 CMR 10.22 can be revoked at any time. Whoever violates 527 CMR 10.22 shall be punished with a fine not more than $100 or by imprisonment not more than one month, or both.


527 CMR 10.23

Bonfires and the Burning of Christmas Trees


1.) Fire department may issue not more than one permit per year for a ceremonial bonfire, in observance of municipal, state, or national event. Bonfire will be under the continuous supervision of the fire department.

-permit shall only be issued to a municipal department, civic, fraternal, or veterans organization within the city or town.

-no pressure treated or painted wood permitted. Fire shall not last longer than 12 hours.

2.) July 2nd-July6th: Any civic, fraternal or veterans organization may have bonfires under supervision and control of the fire department during this time frame. A permit must be obtained from the fire department.

3.) From December 26th - January 7th, a person may burn a Christmas tree in this time frame, with permit from the fire department, and under the supervision and control of the fire department.


527 CMR 10.24

Miscellaneous Provisions


1.) Anyone with control of commercial establishment where canine guards are maintained shall notify the fire chief of that city or town. The fire chief and owner shall cooperate and determine the best procedure for the safety of authorized persons making entry to said establishment.

2.) Any person using a torch for paint removal or application/removal of roofing material shall provide one approved fire extinguisher or water hose with sufficient water supply. Personnel doing work shall remain on premises on hour after use of torch or flame producing device. A permit shall be obtained by the fire chief prior to the work begining.


527 CMR 10.25

Bulk Merchandising Retail Buildings

Provisions 1-6


1.) Storage arrangement shall be maintained in accordance with NFPA 30, 30B, 231, 231C, 231D, and 430. Random Configuration of flue openning or in their vertical alignment is permitted, provided the configuration does not obstruct water penetration.

2.) All commodities shall be stable to preent collapse in case of fire.

3.) During stocking operations, a minimum of 44 inches shall be maintained.

4.) Smoking is prohibited except in designated areas.

5.) Portable fire extinguishers shall be provided and installed in accordance w/NFPA 10. Selection of type will depend on the fire hazards anticipated.

6.) Power operated industrial trucks shall be type designated in NFPA 505.



527 CMR 10.25

Bulk Merchandising Retail Buildings

Provisions 7-8


7.) An evacuation plan shall be submitted to the fire chief and an approved copy will be kept on premises. The plan shall ensure the safe evacuation of all customers and employees. The plan shall also detail procedures, define roles and responsabilities of employees and include an egress plan w/routes of travel to all exits. All employees shall be periodically trained in their duties.

8.) A firesafety plan shall be maintained and kept up to date for review by inspection authorities. The plan shall detail:

Property identification

Operation and use

Construction Features

Means of egress

Common hazards

Special hazards

Water supply

Extinguishing systems and devices

Evacuation notification and alarm systems

Fire prevention policies and procedures

Exterior exposures

Fire department access


527 CMR 10.26

Covered Mall Buildings

A permit from the head of the fire department shall be required for facilities that utilize the mall area for trade shows, exhibits, or displays. Exhibits and displays shall include, but are not limited to community service projects, sidewalk sales, holiday sales, and special seasonal events.

527 CMR 10.27

Celulose Nitrate Film


1.) Storage and handling of celulose nitrate film shall be in accordance to NFPA 40.

2.) A permit shall be obtained from the fire chief for the storage, handling, or use of celulose nitrate film.

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