Melrose Public Safety Buildings Open Houses

Melrose Public Safety Buildings Open Houses
Event Date: 
Tuesday, May 16, 2023 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

The Melrose Public Safety Buildings Committee (MPSBC) and Mayor Paul Brodeur today announced that they will host Open Houses at the Melrose Police Station, 56 W Foster St., and Central Fire Station (Headquarters), 576 Main St., on Tuesday, May 16, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Community members of all ages are invited to attend the open houses and witness firsthand what the aging buildings look like inside and out. The open houses will also provide residents with the chance to interact with the City’s first responders, including Fire Chief Edward Collina and Police Chief Kevin Faller, and learn about the needs of modern-day, 21st-century police and fire facilities.

“The City’s public safety buildings, including the Police Station and Central Fire Station, have served the community well,” said Mayor Brodeur. “However, the City’s public safety buildings have not been updated in decades. Central Fire, HQ, was built in 1885 for horse-drawn carriages. Our Police Station was built in 1906. These buildings are not energy efficient, are too small to meet functional requirements, have experienced infestations, need major repairs, and are insufficient for providing modern-day police and fire services. If we continue to neglect these repairs and updates, we may be at risk of meeting the public safety needs of our citizens. There is no doubt that our first responders deserve better.”

The MPSBC, as appointed by the Mayor, has been developing proposals for upgrading the City’s police and fire stations in a multi-year, phased effort, and will present their recommendations to the community during their final Public Learning Session taking place in the Driscoll Learning Commons on Tuesday, May 30, from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Like many communities across the Commonwealth, including many of Melrose’s neighbors, the police and fire facilities in Melrose require upgrades and modernization. Ahead of the open houses, residents are encouraged to please visit the official Melrose Public Safety Buildings Committee website,, to ensure they have the latest and most accurate information.

The Melrose Public Safety Building Committee looks forward to discussing this important initiative with you. Please contact with questions.