VIDEO: Verona firefighters got a chance to show off their new facility Saturday. The fire department gave guided tours of the new, 42-thousand square foot, $10.7 million building. It's a big upgrade from the old building which was built for a volunteer department. It's now a combination department for Verona fire and Fitchburg EMS. Officials say it took three years to complete the new firehouse. "It was pretty much 3 years of my life getting it ready. I had a year getting ready to build it. A year of real heavy construction. A year of trying to get it finished and stuff. It was a lot of blood sweat and tears but I'm really happy with the end result," said Fire Chief Joe Giver.