Public Safety

  Verona Rescue Squad

The mission of the Verona Rescue Squad is to maintain an ambulance service free of charge to the residents, businesses and visitors of the Township of Verona and to cooperate with the police department, fire department, other town agencies and neighboring squads.

The Verona Rescue Squad is a non-profit organization that survives mainly on donations collected during the annual fund drive. The Rescue Squad provides Emergency Medical Service (EMS) to the Township of Verona all day and all night, every day of the year. They operate 3 ambulances and 1 command vehicle, which is used to manage multi casualty incidents.

The Verona Rescue Squad responds to over 1400 calls for service during the year. There are scheduled crews assigned to every night of the week. The day hours are covered by anyone who is available during the day, including designated day crew members. All scheduled evening shifts are from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am. When fully staffed, the Rescue Squad has over 100 positions of EMS providers who are overseen by elected officers of the organization. There are currently many positions available. 

There are several levels of membership available. Verona students between the ages of 16 and 18 can join as a youth member. Verona adults aged 18 and beyond can join as a full member or an associate member. Full members volunteer their time at least 12 hours per week and associate members at least 6 hours per week. All prospective members must be in good health and need to pass a physical that is performed by a local doctor.

No experience is necessary to join the Rescue Squad, just a desire to help others. All training and uniforms are provided free of charge. Members are trained as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) and in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). These are skills which could also prove valuable in your everyday life.

Those interested in membership should send an e-mail stating such to the e-mail address below, write a letter to the membership committe at the address below, call the answering machine and leave a message or visit the squad’s website where you can download a membership application. A membership committee member will then contact you to set up an appointment for an interview.

Verona Rescue Squad
12 Church Street
Verona, NJ  07044
Phone: 973-857-4760 (answering machine)




Verona Fire Department

The Verona Fire Department is an all volunteer fire department. This status saves Verona Taxpayers millions of dollars a year, while still maintaining the professionalism, quality service, and level of training found in any other fire department, career or volunteer. There are a total of positions for almost 60 members who are overseen by 6 elected officers, operating 2 stations; one on each end of town. Dispatched by the Verona Police Department, the Verona Fire Department answers about 330 calls for service during the year.

The Verona Fire Department is always seeking new members. Joining the department opens the door to new experiences. Members enjoy a close fraternal tie with unlimited networking as well as a new experience of learning, rarely found in other types of organizations.

All new members will receive training by the Verona Fire Department and can go to any state authorized Fire academy at no cost to the member. All Verona firefighters must obtain their Firefighter 1 certification, which is the basic training required to be a firefighter in the State of New Jersey.

To qualify for membership you must be between 18 and 45 years of age and in good physical health. You also must have been a Verona resident for a minimum of 6 months prior to applying for membership. Students between 16 and 18 may apply for auxiliary membership.

To apply for membership, submit a letter of intent to the Verona Fire Chief, 880 Bloomfield Ave, Verona, NJ 07044. You can also leave a message at (973) 857-1078 and someone from the membership committee will return your call. You can also send an e-mail to the e-mail address below.

Verona Fire Dept. Co. #1
880 Bloomfield Avenue
Verona, NJ 07044
Phone: (973) 857-0166


Verona Fire Dept. Co. #2
209 Bloomfield Avenue
Verona, NJ 07044
Phone: (973) 239-4466



Public Safety Committee


The Verona Public Safety Committee seeks to improve the overall safety of the community by recommending and implementing safety initiatives, raising community awareness of safety concerns and to serve as a forum for community input on matters of public safety.

Public Safety Committee meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of the month, September thru June, at 7:30 PM in the Conference Room at Town Hall.

Verona Public Safety Committee
600 Bloomfield Ave
Verona, NJ 07044




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