• VFD Santa To Help Food Pantry This Year

    For many years, the Verona Fire Department has been helping Santa spread holiday cheer in Verona by driving him around town on a fire truck. This year, the VFD and Santa will be helping the community well...

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  • On Giving Tuesday, Ways To Give Local

    Today is #GivingTuesday, and while many in Verona have undoubtedly made plans to give to favorite charities all over the country, there are also opportunities for philanthropy right here at home. There are ways to give money,...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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  • Verona First Responders Save Life At UNICO 5K

    Among the 482 runners who competed in the UNICO Labor Day Classic is one who will likely never forget the 5K: He was brought back to life by Verona’s first responders. At about 10:15 a.m., Verona Fire...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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  • Cub Scouts Visit The Fire Department

    Verona Cub Scout Pack 32 visited the Verona Volunteer Fire Department Company #1 this past Thursday evening to kick off the 2017-18 school year. The Tigers of Den 1 met Veronaʻs finest volunteer fire fighters, toured the...

    • Posted 11 months ago
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  • Fire Damages Hillcrest Terrace Home

    A Hillcrest Terrace resident and her cat are safe after a fire damaged three floors of her home today. The Verona Fire Department, Police Department and Rescue Squad responded to the scene just after noon on Tuesday....

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Verona Police Blotter: April 2-8, 2017

    The Verona Police Department logged a total of 309 assignments during the week of April 1 to April 8, 2017. Responses included the following: 12 burglar alarms (7 residential, 5 commercial) 37 Rescue Squad dispatches 12 Fire...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Bloomfield Avenue Crash Sends 3 To Hospital

    A two-car accident early this evening near the corner of Westview Road and Bloomfield Avenue has sent three people to the hospital and demolished a device used to stop traffic so the Verona Fire Department’s station #2 can...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Volunteer Firefighters Help Retired VFD Member Honor Colleague’s Memory

    Louis Bellanger (above, center) served on the Verona Fire Department for more than 30 years before retiring to Berkeley Township, N.J. When he heard that John McMurtrie, a former colleague on the VFD, had passed away, he wanted...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Fire Department Honors Gerlach

    The Verona Fire Department threw a testimonial dinner for outgoing Chief Ken Gerlach on Saturday, February 4. Gerlach, who has been a member of the VFD since 1998, served as its chief in 2015 and 2016. Mayor...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Town Revives Emergency Horn

    It’s baaack: The emergency horn that sits atop Town Hall is once again being used to summon Verona’s volunteer first responders to trouble. For decades, Verona had used an air horn to issue calls for the Verona...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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