Friday, October 10, 2014

New Massachusetts Comprehensive Fire Safety Code

The Board of Fire Prevention Regulations has posted the future Massachusetts Comprehensive Fire Safety Code, which will go into effect January 1, 2015.  They are not "official" yet, but they are posted for training purposes.
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 replaces 527 CMR almost  in its entirety, but will retain chapter 12, which is the Electrical Code amendments.
The Board has also published a cross reference document, which is a table referencing the old code numbers to the new code numbers.  The cross reference is call the Cross Walk.