Union County, NJ— The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that the Union County Regional Dispatch Center will now handle fire and emergency medical service calls for the City of Rahway.
“The Union County Dispatch Center is a shared services success story. It enables county and local governments to come together and manage their resources more efficiently, for the greater good of the communities we serve,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados. “We are excited that the City of Rahway has joined the growing list of municipalities taking part in this County service.”
The Union County Regional Dispatch Center is a state-of-the-art emergency dispatch facility located in the County’s Ralph J. Froehlich Public Safety Building in Westfield. It opened in October 2012.
The $1.2 million facility replaced the County’s previous operation located at the same site, which only managed county public safety operations.
“We are very happy to be entering into this partnership with the County of Union. This will provide for both improved delivery of critical services as well as cost savings for our residents. In Rahway we always welcome these types of relationships that help protect our community and we thank the Freeholders for their support,” said Rahway Mayor Raymond Giacobbe.
In addition to providing emergency dispatch services for the Union County Police and other countywide first responders, the Dispatch Center serves a growing number of municipalities and other entities in the region including police, fire and 911 calls as well as EMS.
With the addition of Rahway, the Dispatch Center now serves 12 of Union County’s 21 municipalities and handles a total list of 24 first responder agencies.
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