Fire Permits & Compliance

Fire Permits & Compliance

The Massachusetts Board of Fire Prevention Regulations (527 CMR) creates rules and regulations to promulgate a comprehensive fire safety code. Additionally, the head of the fire department shall grant permits and make inspections as required by Massachusetts General Laws (M.G.L).

Permits constitute permission to maintain, store, or handle materials to install equipment or to conduct processes which produce conditions hazardous to life or property.

Department Contact

Mark Collins
Associate Director of Facilities & Life Safety

Did You Know?

Candle fires are the fourth leading cause of campus fires behind cooking, arson, and smoking. The U.S. Fire Administration reports that 20 percent of university housing fires in bedrooms are started by candles.

Candles remain a key ignition source for campus fires despite the fact that candles are now banned at most colleges. More than half of all candle fires occur when a combustible material is too close to the candle, with the most common materials being bedding and curtains. Falling asleep is a factor in a quarter of candle fire fatalities — extinguish all candles before going to sleep.