Construction Fire Safety Plans In Cambridge

The City of Cambridge Inspectional Services Department (ISD), is in lock step with Cambridge Fire Department’s (CFD) mandate, requiring a Construction Fire Safety Plan as a component to all building permit applications for both new construction and renovation projects. This requirement is consistent with the expectations set forth in the Massachusetts State Building Code and Fire Codes, which reference NFPA 241, Standard for Safeguarding Construction, Alteration, and Demolition Operations.

What does this mean for you? If you file for a building permit in the City of Cambridge, then you must include a project specific Construction Fire Safety Plan. The complexity of the plan depends on the individual project, the associated hazardous operations, and the proposed means to mitigate the risk of construction fires.

This requirement must include a completed CFD fire prevention program manager (FPPM) identification form (as explained in this CRC Blog Cambridge FPPM Identification Form Blog).

See Cambridge’s Construction Site Fire Safety Regulations for more information: Click Here

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