It's not just about fires for the Maplewood Fire Department. They're also busy with fire prevention and handling…More non-fire-related emergencies. Their fire prevention bureau issues fire safety permits and conducts fire inspections, in addition to other duties. The fire department also heads the town's office of emergency management, which uses federal and state resources to maintain an emergency preparedness plan.
On an average weekday, more than 3,000 passengers board the train at Maplewood's station. Plenty of businesses, as…More well as the Township Municipal Building, the Fire Department and the Public Library are within walking distance. Commuters, who generally don't have the time or inclination to visit the stores, can employ the station's concierge, which offers services such as food pick-ups and dry cleaning drop-off.
The jitney service shuttles riders from stops throughout the town to the train. There are several parking lots surrounding the station, which fill up fast and early. The passageway between platforms features several eye-catching murals of local businesses. For information on train schedules, visit the New Jersey Transit Web site.