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Open Burning Management Platform Launched in Massachusetts in January 2021

GEORGETOWN -- John Guilfoil Public Relations (JGPR) is pleased to announce that™, the one-stop turnkey solution to a fire department’s open burning needs, has recorded its first successful burning season in Massachusetts.™ launched for the 2021 burn season offering Massachusetts fire departments a contactless and streamlined way to manage open burn permitting—from permit applications to active burn management.

“The™ product checked all of the boxes for open burning that I was looking for. It’s a no nonsense program that gets the job done,” said Fire Chief Don Stats of the North Reading, Massachusetts Fire Department. “The customer service team was always quick and ready to address any questions or concerns. I would recommend this product without hesitation to my peers and colleagues.”

A fire department can get ahead of next year’s open burning season NOW by signing up today at for a™ subscription for the 2022 open burning season. At a budget friendly municipal rate of $999 per season,™ can be billed by invoice or credit card, whatever meets the department need.

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

Once subscribed, a™ site can be launched in 72 hours with a vanity url and customized branding. For more information about the product, a customer service representation can be reached at

“One of our top priorities this season was to deliver excellent customer service and respond to our customers to perfect the software in its debut season,” said Melina Gambino, Director of Special Projects at John Guilfoil Public Relations. “We’re pleased that our customers and their constituents were happy with their experiences using the product, and we’re looking forward to onboarding more Massachusetts departments and expanding into other states around the country in the coming year.”

About™:™ is a one-stop turnkey solution geared towards simplifying the burn permit application process for both fire departments and their constituents. The platform offers the following features:

  • Web portal unique to each individual fire department;
  • Contactless permit application and auto-approval process (upon request) that is COVID-19 compliant;
  • Easy and intuitive permit manager that allows the admin to view a permit holder’s name, burn location and burn status in a moment;
  • Color coded map provides active burn information at a moment’s glance;
  • Easy-to-update homepage notification about daily burn conditions;
  • Quickly disable burn permit activation when conditions don’t allow;
  • Permit holders update their burn status right on the site—no more fielding phone calls.
  • Seamless integration with Massachusetts’ most popular municipal bank partner, UniBank.
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    About John Guilfoil Public Relations LLC:

    Content. 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 major corporations, John Guilfoil Public Relations provides clear, concise written materials, communications strategy, website development, marketing materials, branding and crisis management services for its clients and responds to breaking news incidents for more than 400 police and fire departments, public schools, municipal governments and nonprofits in nine states. Since its founding, JGPR has received more than a dozen regional and national awards for public affairs, crisis management and media relations work. The company is based in Georgetown, Massachusetts and was founded in 2013 by John Guilfoil, a former Boston Globe staff reporter who served as deputy press secretary for the late Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino. Learn more about the company’s offerings and philosophy online at