Department Profile

patchThe City of Groton Fire Department is a multi-discipline department that serves the City of Groton proper and is contracted by the West Pleasant Valley Fire District for Fire Protection and First Responder services.

The City and West Pleasant Valley districts occupy the western side of the Town of Groton along the Thames River.

The Fire Department protects approximately seven square miles from two strategically located Stations. Each of these stations have career personnel on duty twenty four hours a day, as well as, serving as focal points for each of our two volunteer companies. These two stations allow us to respond in a timely manner to any emergency within our community.

We have several pieces of Apparatus. Our front line apparatus include Two Engines, a Tower Ladder and an EMS Response unit. In addition, we operate a Special Hazards Rescue trailer for Confined Space, Trench Rescue and Building Collapse Emergencies. We also support the Regional Hazardous Materials Team by providing a Communications and Incident Command Trailer. As a result of our maritime exposure, we operate two marine units. One unit is designed for shallow water / ice rescue operations and the other is designed to operate on the Thames River.

Our Department is a true Combination Department. We have both Career and Volunteer Personnel who serve side by side to protect and help our customers doing whatever we can to make things better.