Fire Prevention Bureau

Fire Official:

Richard P. Neale

Contact Richard P. Neale

Fire Inspectors:

Location: 880 Bloomfield Ave. Verona, NJ 07044

General Office Hours: 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM  Monday-Friday


  • Telephone: (973)-857-4761
  • FAX: (973)-857-5272


The Fire Official and his designees provide a varied type of Inspections for the Sale of Homes, Inspection of Life Hazard Uses and Fire/Safety Assessments.  The Office of the Fire Official provides for Fire Prevention/Educational programs, along with a Public Affairs image that emphasizes good Fire/Safety habits and programs.  Lastly, the Fire Marshal is responsible for initiating and following up with all investigations resulting from Fires in the community. The various activities of the FPB are supported by the Verona Volunteer Fire Department, Police and Construction Office. It is through a TEAM effort that the effects of a solid Fire Prevention Program can set forth and realized.  On-going training and supervision are the capstones to the success of the FPB.


Fire Extinguisher Disposal:

Old or discharged fire extinguishers are classified as hazardous waste or material. They must be disposed of properly through the Essex County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day Program. This event is held twice a year – typically in May and October in Cedar Grove – refer to the Essex County Website for dates –

Old or discharged fire extinguishers cannot be put in your household recycling bin, normal garbage collection or bulk pick-up.


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