Groton Long Point Volunteer Fire Department
The Groton Long Point Volunteer Fire Department exists through the combination of Community support and Volunteer participation. Please consider becoming a member.
Much of the work we do involves preparing for emergencies and carrying on the routine activities common to many organizations and businesses such as planning, purchasing and material management. If you have the time and interest the department can use your help. If you are interested in becoming an emergency responder training will be provided at no cost to you.
911 is the appropriate means of initiating a response of people and equipment to any emergency either major or minor. Our station is not staffed. We are dispatched via radio/pager by the Town of Groton 911 center at the top of Fort Hill. Do not be reluctant to call 911 if you need help in a minor emergency such as basement flooding or other minor emergency.
860-536-7607 (Call 911 and not the Station for Minor Emergencies)
Emergency Number: 911
Seasonal Recommendations from the GLPVFD
-With the amount of rains we are receiving, please ensure that your sump pump(s) are tested and operating. The Fire Department gladly responds to “water in the basement calls” but we are understandably dismayed when we find the installed sump pump jammed, not plugged in or just missing.
-This time of year, we get ready for the cold weather and the fact that many folks are lighting off their fire places or stoves for the first time this season. Ensuring chimneys are clean, flues are open and gas system pilots function properly are important to prevent un-needed and potentially serious emergencies. Also if your carbon monoxide alarm sounds treat this seriously. Leave your home and wait on the porch until the Fire Department can use their gas detectors to ensure everything is normal.
-In New England an increasing source of recreational water deaths is related to Paddle boards. Late season Paddle Boarders are reminded that CT regulations require a Personal Flotation Device (life jacket) in addition to your wet suit be worn at all times from 1 October-30 May.
-Finally, as it gets darker earlier and with bad weather, there are still too many houses without any visible street numbers. We of course rely on the early arrival of the police but if this doesn't happen and with outside ambulances and first responders coming to the point even with GPS- timeliness is critical. Neighbors should go out in the evening and shine a light near their door-if they can’t see their numbers -then we can’t and the condition should be corrected to help our first responders.
1 Atlantic Avenue
Mailing: PO Box 3739
Groton Long Point, CT 06340
Assistant Fire Chief