The April training put on by AGC of MA was solely geared to the city’s expectations of the owner. More than 250 Owners and Managers were in attendance to hear Code Red Consultant’s Peter Harrod, the Boston Fire Department, ISD, AGC and expert panelist discuss how the adoption of the new Massachusetts Comprehensive Fire Safety Code (527 CMR 1.00) will affect the way you build and manage your properties. The program outlined that NFPA 241 documentation needs to be filed whenever a building permit is secured, an impairment permit is needed or when requested by the AHJ. The level of detail for each filing depends on the level of complexity of a proposed construction project. The presentation also covered why it is required, the process for submission to the city and the immediate steps to take based on the current state of the project. Additional details were shared concerning challenges with continued occupancy and ISD’s BFD’s expectations that a Building Master NFPA 241 Program be created, managed and updated at each property address with planned and ongoing renovations. Attendees left with a clear understanding of the contents of this Master Program and the roles and responsibilities of the Owner’s Fire Protection Program Manager. Contact Pete Harrod at Code Red Consultants if your team is interested in a customized learning opportunity on this topic.
Peter Harrod, P.E., PeterH@crcfire.com, 508-581-7746