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. 

Taste of Nashoba Tickets Available at GFD

Tuesday March 19, 2019    530pm – 8pm   Lawrence Academy, Stone Athletic Center at 26 Powderhouse Rd, Groton

This annual event, showcasing the best in restaurants, caterers, bakeries, and breweries from the region, welcomes over a thousand attendees each year. 

Tickets are $30.00 in advance or 35.00 at the door.  GFD is happy to say we have been a partner with NVCoC for several years now and for every ticket GFD sells our S.A.F.E. program receives $5.00.  Tickets can be purchased with cash or check at headquarters located at 45 Farmers Row or if you prefer to buy your tickets online please use the following link to support GFD S.A.F.E. Program:
The Student Awareness of Fire Education (S.A.F.E.) is designed to equip elementary, intermediate and high school students with skills for recognizing the dangers of fire, the importance of working smoke detectors, exit drills in the home and the fire hazards and health risks of smoking. Since the S.A.F.E. program began in 1996, child fire deaths have dropped significantly in Massachusetts. 

The second program is Senior SAFE, which aims to reduce older adult fire deaths through fire and life safety education.  Age 60+ residents learn how to avoid hazards in their homes.  They also get smoke detector batteries changed as well as outdated detectors replaced at no cost to them.

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