Regionalization hits New Jersey!
In 1 week 5 north Jersey communities will merge thier Fire Services into one Department. North Bergen, West New York, Weehawken, Union City, and Guttenburg will become the "North Hudson Regional Fire Department". New Jersey Governor Whitman praises this co-operative effort and is pushing for all New Jersey communities to share services. Governor Whitman has also promised tax breaks and State financial aid to communities that attempt to share services. Already there are talks in merging 3 other North Jersey Fire Departments, Passaic, Paterson, and Clifton are currently investigating if there would be a benifit if they agree and merge their Fire Departments.