“This community is as eager as I am to identify how we can improve
our police and fire stations to give our public safety professionals
the updated facilities they need to do their jobs effectively."
- Mayor Paul Brodeur
(Patch, October 4, 2021)
Melrose's four public safety buildings
All of these buildings have served the City well, but have reached the end of their useful life in terms of building systems. Melrose has not updated our public safety buildings in decades. Our buildings are not meeting current building code, are not energy-efficient, and are too small to meet functional requirements. In some cases, these buildings are perpetually leaking, infested, and insufficient for our firefighters and police officers who work in them. If we continue to neglect these repairs and updates, we may be at risk for meeting the public safety needs of our citizens.
As with all infrastructure, our public safety buildings need to be routinely maintained and updated over time. Our fire stations need to house larger, modern firefighting equipment, provide a clean and safe environment for our firefighters on duty, and be suitably located across Melrose to provide adequate response times to every part of our city. Our police station requires adequate functional spaces to ensure due process, proper administration and training, and access to the public.
Final Report and Materials
Final Presentation: July 24, 2023
Public Learning Session 1: April 30, 2023
Public Learning Session 2: May 23, 2023
Take a virtual tour
With Fire Chief Ed Collina and Police Officer and Union Leader Dale Parsons