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Posted on: July 29, 2021

The South Orange and Maplewood Joint Exploratory Committee on Fire Services - Community Meeting

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The South Orange & Maplewood Joint Exploratory Committee on Fire Services hosted a community meeting on July 26 in South Orange.

- Presentation: A copy of the presentation is available here: South Orange & Maplewood Fire Services Community Meeting

- Video Recording: A video recording of the meeting can be viewed here: Joint Fire Services Meeting

- Background: In October 2017, outside consultant, Manitou, Inc. delivered its final report, “An Analysis of the Operational Efficiencies of and the Feasibility of Consolidation, Merger, or Sharing of South Orange and Maplewood’s Municipal Fire Protection Services.”  In late 2020, Manitou was tasked with updating its study to provide timely and fact-based data as the process of planning for a merger of the two agencies continued. The supplemental report documents areas where changes have occurred and provides updates to steps taken toward implementation. The updated report can be found here.

Submit Your Feedback and Questions

Maplewood Mayor Frank McGehee and South Orange Village President Sheena Collum encourage members of the public to attend and contribute to this important shared-service discussion. Feedback following the joint meeting may be mailed to:

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