On behalf of the members of the Groton Fire Department, welcome to our website.  The Groton Fire Department provides fire protection, fire prevention, fire safety education and emergency medical services to the citizens of Groton. 

The goal of this website is to be informative and educational.  You will find many helpful home fire safety tips, important links and forms/permits. As you browse our website, please note you can contact us with any comments or information you would like to see or share on our website.   Please visit frequently as we plan on updating our website often.  Thank you. 

New Permit Fees for 26F as of May 1, 2019

As of May 1st, 2019, permit fee pricing will be changing. To view these new prices please click HERE.
2016 Smoke Alarm Requirements

Click here for the new Smoke Alarm Requirements.
Brush Season Runs from Jan 15 through May 1st Hours for burning are 10AM to 4PM

To purchase your burning permit: 
You may purchase burn permit on-line at or you can come into the station at 45 Farmers Row and we can issue you a burning permit.  There is a $10 charge that can be paid by credit card, check or cash.  
To activate your burning permit: 
You can activate your burning permit each day you want to burn by going to or you can call us at (978) 448-6333 daily after 9AM and we can activate your permit for you.  Burn pile must be started by 1:00PM 
Starting the Fire:
Before placing materials to be burned in an area, remove all grass 
While Burning Someone must attend the fire until completely extinguished. Have available a water supply, such as a pressurized water pump can or hose, and shovels or rakes for controlling the fire. 
Extinguishing the Fire:
Burn the fire down to coals and spread the coals with snow, water, sand, or soil
Material allowed to be burned:
Brush, cane, driftwood, and forestry debris from other than commercial or industrial land clearing operations 
Please follow these conditions: 
Burning must be a minimum of 75 feet from all dwellings
Burning must be carried out between 10:00AM and 4:00 PM 
Burning must take place on land closest to the source of material to be burned
Open Burning prohibited state wide for the following: 
Commercial/ Institutional Land clearing, non-agriculture purposes 
Grass, hay, leaves, stumps, finished wood, building materials, trash,

Open burning permits authorizes you to burn. It's your responsibility to keep the fire under control