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Emergency Management Agency

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Formerly known as Groton Civil Defense, formed around 1955, the Agency is responsible for the Town's Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan. The Emergency Management Agency through its Director:

  • coordinates both local and regional services of Emergency Communications, Fire, Medical, Police, Rescue, Utilities, and serves of the general welfare in the event of a natural or man-made disaster
  • maintains records of services provided during emergencies
  • recommends officers for appointment by the Selectmen
  • represents the Select Board on a regional authority
  • supervises the Auxiliary Police, the Radio Amateur Communication Emergency Service, and Shelter Managers in compliance with the Selectmen's instructions and state and federal law
  • is responsible for the development, preparedness, and functioning of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
  • advises the Select Board on courses of action available for decision making

The Agency shares use of the Public Safety Building with the Police Department. The Director receives a small stipend; other officers are volunteers.

Contact Information

Email: fire@grotonma.gov
Phone: (978) 448-6333
Website: http://www.grotonfd.org
Members: 26
Selection: Appointed
Term In Years: 1
Remuneration: Hourly


Emergency Management Agency Documents

  1. PSA_Potential_Roof_Collapses.pdf
  2. News_Release_Extreme_Heat_7-20-2011.pdf
  3. 2010_MEMA_Hurricane_Info.pdf
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