Hot Work Training Program – Massachusetts Department of Fire Services

Starting July 1, 2018, anyone applying for a hot works permit from the local fire department anywhere in the state must show they have completed an approved training program.
One of the many lessons learned from the March 26, 2014 fire that killed two Boston firefighters, sparked by unpermitted and improper welding activity, the lack of training and understanding surrounding hot works and hot works safety.

Link to interview about the fire:

Commissioner Finn Interview about the Bay Back Fire

Link to Massachusetts Department of Fire Services Website:

Massachusetts Department of Fire Services – Hot Work Training