The Chelmsford Fire Department enforces provisions for construction site safety in accordance with the Massachusetts Comprehensive Fire Code, the Massachusetts State Building Code, NFPA 241, Standard on Safeguarding Construction, Alteration, and Demolition Operations, and the CFD Construction Site Safety Regulations (link below).
You can also view NFPA 241 along with many other NFPA standards in their entirety for free by visiting NFPA.org.
Contractors must have a construction site safety plan in place and submitted to the Fire Prevention Office prior to beginning work. Review of the Fire Prevention Plan will be reviewed by the Fire Prevention Office as part of the building plan review.
No burning of construction materials or demolition debris is allowed in the Town of Chelmsford under any and all circumstances.
All waste containers larger than 6 cubic yards must be permitted by the Chelmsford Fire Department.
Contractors should submit their NFPA 241 Plan concurrently with their plan review application.