September 4, 2008
For immediate release
Contact: Sebastian D’Elia
UNION COUNTY IMPROVEMENT AUTHORITY
OPENS FIRE HOUSE #2 IN LINDEN
LINDEN—The Union County Improvement Authority celebrated the
opening of the state-of-the art Linden Firehouse #2 on W.
St. Georges Avenue, which it financed. The firehouse is the
first of four new or renovated firehouses scheduled to come
online within the next year or two in Linden that are being
financed through the Improvement Authority.
“With this opening today, we continue to make progress in
assisting our emergency responders with the facilities they
need to address emergency conditions in an urban environment
such as Linden,” said Charlotte DeFilippo, Executive
Director of the Union County Improvement Authority.
The firehouses represent the ongoing commitment the Union
County Freeholder Board has toward Homeland Security,
DeFilippo added. The facilities supplement Linden’s response
to any emergencies in its vast transportation and industrial
base that includes the New Jersey Turnpike, Routes 1&9, oil
and energy facilities, and rail lines.
“The firehouses are a tremendous asset for Linden, and will
serve in the mission to protect our residents,” said Anthony
Scutari, the Chairman of the Union County Improvement
Authority Board of Commissioners. Scutari is also a resident
The Firehouse on W. St Georges Street is the first to come
online. The brick, 10,2000 square foot two-story building
holds and sleeps up to ten firemen. There are three bays, a
locker room for men and women, washer and drier, gym,
conference room, bathroom, dayroom, and a room for firemen’s
gear. The Fire Department’s Credit Union is also housed in
The building employs red brick, metal panels, broad glass
windows, has a sleek look, and a distinctive modern tower.
The building’s design received a merit award from the Fire
Industry Equipment Research Organization (FIERO) for
efficient use of available space and a façade that reads as
a fire station. (SEE SEPARATE FACT SHEET INCLUDED)