Open to Fire Departments for Outdoor Burning Permits 2023


GEORGETOWN – John Guilfoil Public Relations LLC is pleased to announce the 2023 availability of®, a turnkey, one-stop solution for firefighters’ open fires and other permitting needs. The annual subscription price includes a self-contained combustion management system, mapping system, and daily one-click “on/off” combustion based on weather conditions and state decisions.

Now in its fourth year, we are proud to announce that® is now in use in several states, including Massachusetts, Michigan and Missouri, and has avoided thousands of phone calls and inquiries to fire stations about outdoor burning.

Fire departments can anticipate next year’s open burning season NOW by registering today at for a® subscription for the 2023 open burning season. At an affordable municipal rate of $999 per season,® can be fulfilled by purchase order/invoice or paid immediately by credit card.

On September 13 at 1 p.m., JGPR staff will host an informational webinar showcasing product capabilities. An exclusive offer and discount will be offered to webinar attendees. Click here to register for the free webinar with no obligation to purchase the product!

The® portal includes optional integration with UniPay, allowing municipalities to accept credit card payments directly to their government bank accounts.

“The® product ticked all the boxes for the open burning I was looking for. It’s a sensible program that gets the job done,” said Fire Chief Don Stats of North Reading, Massachusetts. “The customer service team was always quick and ready to answer any questions or concerns. I would recommend this product without hesitation to my peers and colleagues.”

“Having an online system to manage our burn permits has improved the permit application and activation process for residents of East Bridgewater. Also, having an online map view of daily burns was a great way to get an overview of burn activity that day,” said Fire Department Chief Timothy Harhen. East Bridgewater, Massachusetts.

Once registered, a® Your agency site can be launched in 72 hours with a custom website address and custom branding. For more product information, a customer service representative can be reached at [email protected]

About®:® is a one-stop, turnkey solution aimed at simplifying the burn permit application process for fire departments and their constituents. The platform offers the following features:

  • Web portal unique to each individual fire department;
  • No-contact permit application process and automatic approval (upon request) compliant with COVID-19;
  • Simple and intuitive license manager that allows the administrator to view a licensee’s name, burn location, and burn status in an instant;
  • Color-coded map provides active burning information at a glance;
  • Easy-to-update homepage notification of daily burning conditions;
  • Quickly disable burning license activation when conditions don’t allow it;
  • Permit holders update their burn status directly on site, no more phone calls.
  • Seamless integration with Massachusetts’ most popular municipal banking partner, UniBank.

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About John Guilfoil Public Relations LLC:

Contents. Strategy. Standards. With the philosophy that every police and fire department and government agency deserves effective communications and public relations on the same scale as large corporations, John Guilfoil Public Relations provides clear and concise written materials, a communications strategy, the website development, marketing materials, branding and crisis management. services for its customers and responds to topical incidents for more than 400 police and fire departments, public schools, municipal governments and nonprofit organizations in nine states. Since its inception, JGPR has received more than a dozen regional and national awards for its work in public affairs, crisis management and media relations. The company is based in Georgetown, Massachusetts, and was founded in 2013 by John Guilfoil, a former Boston Globe reporter who served as deputy press secretary to the late Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino. Learn more about the company’s offerings and philosophy online at


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