Emergency Services Building

Verona Emergency Services Building
Police, Fire, Rescue



Public Presentation 6.26.24

The Township of Verona invites you to a presentation to learn about the proposed Emergency Services building, a critical initiative aimed to bring Verona’s aging emergency services facilities (Police, Fire & Rescue) up to code and enhance the safety and well-being of the community. During this presentation, you will be provided a first-hand look at how this project came to be, the goals, timing, how it will affect you as a resident as well as an opportunity to ask questions.

Date:         Wednesday, June 26th 2024

Time:         7pm (EDT)

Location:
Verona Community Center (Ballroom)
880 Bloomfield Ave
Verona, NJ 07044

Virtual:    Zoom details
RSVP:     To help plan for accommodations, please provide your anticipated attendance via this link

45+ Years Overdue

The 1978 Verona Master Plan, as well as subsequent Master Plans, have acknowledged the need for a relocated and updated Verona Police Department (VPD). The Verona Fire Department (VFD) and Verona Rescue Squad (VRS) are currently not up to code across many areas. Prior administrations have shied away, until now.

✔ Increase in residents = increase of staff = increase of department needs
✔ Aging infrastructure
✔ Each department was evaluated for deficiencies, needs and improvements
✔ 21+ solutions explored over the course of three years in order to address needs
✔ Most cost-effective and long-term solution is what is being suggested

Read more about how we got here 

Why a Combined Building?

Shared Spaces = Shared Costs

✔ Limited land availability to fit required department needs
✔ Eliminate redundancy
Unify emergency management efforts

✔ One build vs three

Read more about the need here


Win-Win for Everyone

Verona will be the new standard, setting the precedent for years to come


✔ Longevity plan, 50+ years
✔ Bring department facilities up to current standards
✔ Increased efficiency and performance
✔ New revenue generating opportunities
✔ Desirable to future recruits and volunteers




Planning with You in Mind

As we embark on this exciting journey to bring Verona a best-in-class emergency services building, we have you, the residents, in mind every step of the way. We appreciate your patience as more information becomes available throughout the planning phases, which will include more information on:
 
 ✔ Funding
 ✔ Visual impact in immediate neighborhood
 ✔ Noise impact in immediate neighborhood
 ✔ Environmental impact
 ✔ Use and/or sale of locations no longer in use


FAQs
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Download the full presentation here 


What’s Next?

Public presentation is scheduled for June 26th, 2024 at the Verona Community Center. Public notifications will be relayed via a township mailing, website, VeronaTV, social media, e-newsletter, AlertVerona and local community bulletin boards.


We want to hear from you!!
Your feedback and input are invaluable to us as we strive to make our community a better place for everyone. If you have any questions or comments please use the below contact form to reach us.
Emergency Services Building Contact Form 



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