Robbinsville Township Fire Department

Robbinsville Township Fire Department The Robbinsville Township Fire Department is located in Mercer County New Jersey The Department performs fire suppression, inspection and rescue duties.
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The Robbinsville Township Fire Department is a combination career/volunteer fire department located in Mercer County New Jersey. Formed in 1963 as the Washington Volunteer Firemen, the fire department began as an all volunteer organization. The department has evolved into a municipal fire department, operated by the Township of Robbinsville, staffed 24/7 by career personnel and supplemented by a v

olunteer component. The Robbinsville Fire Department is staffed by a total of 21 full-time career firefighters overseen by a Career Fire Chief and 4 Career Captains. The Fire Prevention Bureau is staffed with a part-time Fire Official and Fire Inspector. The department operates Basic Life Support EMS Ambulances from the fire station utilizing Robbinsville Township equipment staffed by Capital Health System employees. Located in Central New Jersey, Robbinsville is a 21 square mile community of over 13,000 residents as per the 2010 Census. The Department is responsible for Fire and Rescue Services for the Township of Robbinsville and several major highways including the New Jersey Turnpike (Exit 7A), Interstate 195, US Highway 130, and Route 33. Some major corporations who call Robbinsville Township home include: Amazon, McMaster Carr, Mercedes Benz, CoPart, Lifetime Brands, Mattress Firm, United Van Lines, McKesson Corporation, Ritchie and Page, Falken Tire, La-Z-Boy, and CCL Label. MISSION STATEMENT

The Robbinsville Township Fire Department is dedicated to providing the highest level of emergency services to the residents and visitors of our community. The Department strives to protect lives and property from the harmful effects of all disasters, whether natural or man-made, through fire suppression, emergency medical services, fire prevention inspections and our public education efforts. Our Vision

The Robbinsville Township Fire Department seeks to be a respected and productive organization in Robbinsville Township and the surrounding communities in Central New Jersey by providing quality services in an efficient manner. The Department strives to be considered an “Employer of Choice” by its employees, their peers and other organizations in our community. Our Core Values

HONOR

Service to the public is a noble calling. Our members consider it a privilege to serve the citizens and visitors of Robbinsville Township. We carry ourselves with distinction. INTEGRITY

Our customers trust us. We are called to assist people when they are in vulnerable situations and when they are desperate for help. They rely on our prompt response and our expertise. As such, our members steadfastly adhere to the highest of moral and ethical standards of conduct both on and off the job. PRIDE

We treat everyone with respect. In order to respect others we know that we must first respect ourselves, our brother firefighters, and our department. We derive a great deal of pleasure and satisfaction from the work that we do for Robbinsville Township and we are proud to serve the members of the community. PROFESSIONALISM

Our members’ conduct will always reflect our core values. Our appearance, attitude, skills, abilities, caring and compassion will inspire those around us. We will instill confidence and trust in our community, our neighboring communities and the fire service in general.

SEPTEMBER 11 MEMORIAL COMMEMORATION ANNOUNCEMENTThe Robbinsville Professional Firefighters Association in coordination w...
09/08/2023

SEPTEMBER 11 MEMORIAL COMMEMORATION ANNOUNCEMENT

The Robbinsville Professional Firefighters Association in coordination with the Robbinsville Township Fire Department will conduct a wreath laying commemoration ceremony on Monday, 9/11 at 10:00 am. The commemoration will be held at the Memorial Tree on Lake Drive in Town Center, near the intersection of Hutchinson Road. The wreath laying will honor the memory of Robbinsville resident Pamela Gaff and all who were lost on September 11, 2001. The public is welcome to attend during the wreath laying commemoration, offer their thoughts with those present, or visit the memorial at any time throughout the day. American flags will be available on site for attendees or visitors who wish to place a flag at the Memorial Tree and privately reflect on the events of this tragic day.

A book donation bin was recently placed in the fire station parking lot at 1149 Route 130 for those who would like to do...
09/01/2023

A book donation bin was recently placed in the fire station parking lot at 1149 Route 130 for those who would like to donate/recycle unused books. Information regarding what is accepted can be found below or on the website.

https://www.newlegacybooks.com/

Captain Manuel Iglesias is working his last tour today with the Robbinsville Township Fire Department completing over 21...
08/31/2023

Captain Manuel Iglesias is working his last tour today with the Robbinsville Township Fire Department completing over 21.5 years as a career firefighter in Robbinsville. Captain Iglesias has served the local community since 1989, commencing his employment with the Robbinsville Township Fire Department (formerly Washington Township Fire District #1) in January of 2002. Captain Iglesias was promoted to the position of Fire Captain in July of 2022. Manny will retire on September 1st with over 21.5 years of service to the Robbinsville Fire Department and Robbinsville Township.

Prior to his service to the residents of Robbinsville Township, Captain Iglesias was a volunteer firefighter with the Rusling Hose Company in Hamilton Township beginning in 1989. Manny was also previously employed with Trenton EMS and West Windsor Emergency Services from 1997 to 2002 before his career in Robbinsville. During his tenure with the Robbinsville Township Fire Department, Captain Iglesias has always been a respected and relied upon firefighter while also being an integral part of the department.

We would like to extend the invitation to family, friends, and co-workers in wishing Captain Iglesias well today. Visitors to the station are also welcome throughout the day. On behalf of the entire RTFD and the Township of Robbinsville, we wish Captain Iglesias success in his future endeavors and thank him for his service to our organization and the citizens of Robbinsville Township.

**UPDATE: Rousey was found around 3:30 am on 8/31. We are happy she is safe and en route to recovery.Missing dog from No...
08/30/2023

**UPDATE: Rousey was found around 3:30 am on 8/31. We are happy she is safe and en route to recovery.

Missing dog from NorthStar in Robbinsville this morning. See details below.

Captain Simon Hernandez is working his last tour today with the Robbinsville Township Fire Department completing over 23...
08/29/2023

Captain Simon Hernandez is working his last tour today with the Robbinsville Township Fire Department completing over 23.5 years as a career firefighter in Robbinsville. Captain Hernandez began his service to the local community as a volunteer firefighter in East Windsor Township in 1987 with the East Windsor Volunteer Fire Company #1. He began his career with the Robbinsville Township Fire Department (formerly Washington Township Fire District #1) in January of 2000. In March of 2003, Simon was promoted to the rank of Captain and has been an integral part of the department leadership since that time.

Simon will retire on September 1st with over 23.5 years of service to the Robbinsville Fire Department and Robbinsville Township. During his tenure with the Robbinsville Township Fire Department, Captain Hernandez has been instrumental in numerous department initiatives and projects over the course of his career, a committed professional, a trusted firefighter, and a valued member of the department.

We would like to extend the invitation to family, friends, and co-workers in wishing Captain Hernandez well today. Visitors to the station are also welcome throughout the day. On behalf of the entire RTFD and the Township of Robbinsville, we wish Captain Hernandez success in his future endeavors and thank him for his service to our organization and the citizens of Robbinsville Township.

LAST WEEK OF THE APPLICATION PERIODA FEW KEY POINTS (pay attention here):1. Applications can be dropped off at any time ...
08/27/2023

LAST WEEK OF THE APPLICATION PERIOD

A FEW KEY POINTS (pay attention here):

1. Applications can be dropped off at any time or day. Follow the posted directions.

2. Application numbers are below average (as they are everywhere) which benefits those who do apply. If you have the qualifications and are undecided you are urged to apply.

3. Do not focus on the fact that there are "no current open positions". There will be several open positions created by retirements and other factors during the certification period of this list. For reference, we are currently half way through the current list in less than three years.

4. If you have what is listed under requirements......APPLY NOW!

FIREFIGHTER RECRUITMENT

We are seeking committed individuals to assist our department in fulfilling our responsibilities to the citizens of Robbinsville Township and continuing our history of service to our growing community. Currently, we are conducting our Firefighter recruitment/examination process to establish a list for future hiring. As of this date there are no open Firefighter positions within the department.

Application packets containing complete details and requirements may be downloaded below at:

https://www.robbinsvillefire.org/reportsforms/

Application Period:

Open – Monday, July 24, 2023 at 7:00 a.m.
Closed – Friday, September 1, 2023 at 3:00 p.m.

FIREFIGHTER RECRUITMENT

We are seeking committed individuals to assist our department in fulfilling our responsibilities to the citizens of Robbinsville Township and continuing our history of service to our growing community. Currently, we are conducting our Firefighter recruitment/examination process to establish a list for future hiring. As of this date there are no open Firefighter positions within the department.

Application packets containing complete details and requirements may be downloaded below at:

https://www.robbinsvillefire.org/reportsforms/

Application Period:
Open – Monday, July 24, 2023 at 7:00 a.m.
Closed – Friday, September 1, 2023 at 3:00 p.m.

Completed applications must be submitted by the applicant in person during the noted application period at the address below. Candidates must drop off applications in the specified drop off location inside the main entrance of the fire station (parking lot main entrance doors). Signage will be provided. Applications must be submitted in a sealed envelope with all required documentation and application fee included. Applications cannot be mailed, emailed, or returned on your behalf.

Robbinsville Township Fire Department
1149 Route 130
Robbinsville, NJ 08691

**NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE**

Written Examination:
Date – Thursday, September 14, 2023

We will be at the Robbinsville Farmer’s Market @ 66 Sharon Road from 3:30-7:00 on Tuesday, 8/29.  Please stop by!
08/25/2023

We will be at the Robbinsville Farmer’s Market @ 66 Sharon Road from 3:30-7:00 on Tuesday, 8/29. Please stop by!

Lucky To Be Alive as Tire Smashes Through Windshield and Roof of Car on NJ Turnpike in RobbinsvilleMidJersey.newsNJ Stat...
08/11/2023

Lucky To Be Alive as Tire Smashes Through Windshield and Roof of Car on NJ Turnpike in Robbinsville

MidJersey.news

NJ State Police, Robbinsville Fire Department and EMS were dispatched to the area of mile post 63 north bound inner roadway for a reported crash with extrication. Upon arrival it was reported that a loose tire crashed through the window and roof of a car that was traveling north bound and the crash was located on the shoulder of the inner roadway. The driver of the car was able to self-extricate and Robbinsville EMS treated for minor injuries and transported the person to a local hospital for treatment. The person was lucky to survive this crash with only minor injuries. The New Jersey State Police is investigating the incident.

https://midjersey.news/2023/08/11/lucky-to-be-alive-as-tire-smashes-through-windshield-and-roof-of-car-on-nj-turnpike-in-robbinsville/?fbclid=IwAR1VYslwKOdbVzsn_eX5wYav_gXNTX7rAGA05DiRSk8L73q-FPm5T-3HnnI_aem_AVzEi3hVoYeLJUNkY9SybXVMVSpeyNS1koNGAl21IHBsbc7hmK_N15VaYyWDHx0KjcI

FIREFIGHTER RECRUITMENTDo not wait until the last minute to complete and submit your applications. Those with intentions...
08/08/2023

FIREFIGHTER RECRUITMENT

Do not wait until the last minute to complete and submit your applications. Those with intentions of applying we ask that you do so in advance of the closing date. Details in the original post.

Application packets containing complete details and requirements may be downloaded below at:

https://www.robbinsvillefire.org/reportsforms/

Application Period:
Open – Monday, July 24, 2023 at 7:00 a.m.
Closed – Friday, September 1, 2023 at 3:00 p.m.

FIREFIGHTER RECRUITMENT

We are seeking committed individuals to assist our department in fulfilling our responsibilities to the citizens of Robbinsville Township and continuing our history of service to our growing community. Currently, we are conducting our Firefighter recruitment/examination process to establish a list for future hiring. As of this date there are no open Firefighter positions within the department.

Application packets containing complete details and requirements may be downloaded below at:

https://www.robbinsvillefire.org/reportsforms/

Application Period:
Open – Monday, July 24, 2023 at 7:00 a.m.
Closed – Friday, September 1, 2023 at 3:00 p.m.

Completed applications must be submitted by the applicant in person during the noted application period at the address below. Candidates must drop off applications in the specified drop off location inside the main entrance of the fire station (parking lot main entrance doors). Signage will be provided. Applications must be submitted in a sealed envelope with all required documentation and application fee included. Applications cannot be mailed, emailed, or returned on your behalf.

Robbinsville Township Fire Department
1149 Route 130
Robbinsville, NJ 08691

**NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE**

Written Examination:
Date – Thursday, September 14, 2023

08/03/2023
Firefighters Battle 2-Alarm Warehouse Fire In RobbinsvilleMidJersey.newsFirefighters saved a large, approximately 350,00...
07/23/2023

Firefighters Battle 2-Alarm Warehouse Fire In Robbinsville

MidJersey.news

Firefighters saved a large, approximately 350,000 square foot warehouse from extensive damage, after equipment on the roof created a large fire with smoke that could be seen for miles, this afternoon.

At 5:05 p.m. the Robbinsville Township Fire Department was dispatched to the McKesson Corporation warehouse at 1 John Henry Drive in the Matrix Northeast Business Park for a reported structure fire. Hope Fire Company of Allentown, Hightstown Fire Company and Hamilton Fire Township Fire Department were also dispatched on the first alarm. Robbinsville Police dispatchers reported multiple 9-1-1 callers were reporting a large column of smoke in the air, police units and responding fire apparatus also reported a column in the air and a 2nd Alarm was called before arrival. Additional fire departments were sent to the scene including Monroe Township, Bordentown Township, West Windsor Township, East Windsor Township and others.

Initial reports from firefighters were that many solar panels and an HVAC unit were on fire on the roof. Firefighters advanced hose lines and set up master streams to quickly control the large fire.

Firefighters brought the fire under control in about an hour around 6:10 p.m. saving the building and millions of dollars of product stored inside the warehouse.

https://youtu.be/cNAQVU-6Ckk

https://midjersey.news/2023/07/22/firefighters-battle-2-alarm-warehouse-fire-in-robbinsville-nj/?fbclid=IwAR0prgXno3GaZIvRT0woH9Xi46LRTQCCmOK5hKwCnHB7zfHgPVyXRRImHmw_aem_AZm2RsIGY1s75wjjwD3RtORyUsj2qcC6FzjI_JjV-PrrQz6bKH-4oOR9DRw5WUs_wLU

FIREFIGHTER RECRUITMENTWe are seeking committed individuals to assist our department in fulfilling our responsibilities ...
07/19/2023

FIREFIGHTER RECRUITMENT

We are seeking committed individuals to assist our department in fulfilling our responsibilities to the citizens of Robbinsville Township and continuing our history of service to our growing community. Currently, we are conducting our Firefighter recruitment/examination process to establish a list for future hiring. As of this date there are no open Firefighter positions within the department.

Application packets containing complete details and requirements may be downloaded below at:

https://www.robbinsvillefire.org/reportsforms/

Application Period:
Open – Monday, July 24, 2023 at 7:00 a.m.
Closed – Friday, September 1, 2023 at 3:00 p.m.

Completed applications must be submitted by the applicant in person during the noted application period at the address below. Candidates must drop off applications in the specified drop off location inside the main entrance of the fire station (parking lot main entrance doors). Signage will be provided. Applications must be submitted in a sealed envelope with all required documentation and application fee included. Applications cannot be mailed, emailed, or returned on your behalf.

Robbinsville Township Fire Department
1149 Route 130
Robbinsville, NJ 08691

**NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE**

Written Examination:
Date – Thursday, September 14, 2023

We will be at the Robbinsville Farmer’s Market @ 66 Sharon Road from 3:30-7:00 today.  Please stop by!
07/11/2023

We will be at the Robbinsville Farmer’s Market @ 66 Sharon Road from 3:30-7:00 today. Please stop by!

06/22/2023
This new Squad/Engine will replace a 17 year old Seagrave engine that is currently in service.  As always we appreciate ...
06/21/2023

This new Squad/Engine will replace a 17 year old Seagrave engine that is currently in service. As always we appreciate the support of Robbinsville Township administration, council, and our residents.

🚨NEW ORDER WITH NEW BODY DESIGN🚨

Robbinsville Township Fire Department of Robbinsville, New Jersey has placed an order for a new Seagrave Marauder rescue engine with the new Seagrave 165" stainless steel rescue engine body. Thank you Robbinsville Township for your continued trust in Seagrave.

Some features of the new Squad 40 include:
▶️ Seagrave 141" Marauder Stainless Steel Cab
▶️ Cummins L9 450 HP
▶️ 37" Cab Access Compartments
▶️ 24" Extended Front Bumper
▶️ Removable Treadplate Box On Cab Roof
▶️ Waterous CSU 1500 GPM Pump
▶️ Stainless Steel Pump Module and Plumbing
▶️ 720 Gallon Water / 30 Gallon Foam
▶️ Akron Brass Foam System
▶️ NEW SEAGRAVE 165" STAINLESS STEEL RESCUE BODY
▶️ 25" Coffin Compartments
▶️ Ladders Through Tank Design
▶️ Side Receiver Tubes
▶️ Crosby Swivel Hoist Rings on Upper Body
▶️ Hard Sleeve Compartments
▶️ Whelen LED Warning Light Package
▶️ Fire Research Corporation LED Scene Light Package
▶️ ROM Roll-up Doors
▶️ 209 Inch Wheelbase

For additional information on this apparatus or other Seagrave products, contact your local sales representative or call 715-823-1975.

www.seagrave.com
SO 78M78
Salesman: Todd C. Fell
Dealer: Seagrave Direct - Seagrave Sales and Service

Truck Crash Near NJ Turnpike Exit 7A Closes North Bound Lanes; Second Truck Crash On 7A RampMidJersey.newsROBBINSVILLE, ...
06/13/2023

Truck Crash Near NJ Turnpike Exit 7A Closes North Bound Lanes; Second Truck Crash On 7A Ramp

MidJersey.news

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–The New Jersey State Police, Robbinsville Fire Department and EMS responded to two overturned tractor trailer crashes on the New Jersey Turnpike this afternoon.

The first crash was dispatched at 3:59 p.m., to NJ Turnpike outer roadway mile post 61 just north of Exit 7A closing all outer lanes of the roadway. When firefighters arrived they found an overturned tractor trailer and no reported injuries.

The second crash was dispatched at 4:37 p.m., to the NJ Turnpike north bound outer roadway ramp to Exit 7A just south of the exit. When firefighters arrived to the second overturned tractor trailer it was determined that there were no injuries.

Full Story: https://midjersey.news/2023/06/13/truck-crash-near-nj-turnpike-exit-7a-closes-north-bound-lanes-second-truck-crash-on-7a-ramp/?fbclid=IwAR2s9MpvdZXRVzZTsgexvnXf8hfzqtiUjRl1CSU8G0gszgQeqWTalfmBQe0_aem_th_AQwVTtoMWVwdwEqVdvQ_AdVlagfE06CBsIp6Av9rLjHOdKvq6IyKZ9FdYn2GayMCwaY

06/13/2023

Lithium Ion batteries, the type that power electric bikes, scooters and many other products, MUST NOT BE THROWN OUT WITH REGULAR TRASH.

These batteries are also used in common items like laptops, tablets and phones. These products have a tendency to overheat and can spontaneously combust when charging. Lithium ion and lithium- metal cells are known to undergo a process called thermal runaway during failure conditions. Thermal runaway results in a rapid increase of battery cell temperature and pressure, accompanied by the release of flammable gas.

No car, boat, wet cell, rechargeable, Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd), Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH), Lithium Ion (Li-ion), Nickel Zinc (Ni-Zn), & small-sealed lead (SSLA-PB) example: watch, cell phone, power tools & camera batteries should be disposed in the trash.
The above listed batteries can be brought to the Public Works Building at 56 Robbinsville-Allentown Rd. When in doubt, please call DPW at 609-259-0422

One of these batteries recently exploded inside the cargo bay of one of our Township trucks and resulted in a fire, forcing an emergency off-load. A nearly identical incident was narrowly avoided on June 13, 2023, but workers were able to remove the battery and put the fire out without the emergency off-load.

Throwing these batteries in your regular trash, even if they no longer power your device, is extremely dangerous. As a reminder, bring these items to DPW for proper disposal.

If you were from Robbinsville you knew Dave Doran. Amongst everything else he did in the community, for several years he...
06/11/2023

If you were from Robbinsville you knew Dave Doran. Amongst everything else he did in the community, for several years he volunteered his time during our annual holiday event to be one of Santa’s “helpers”. He would call the station weeks before just to make sure we held the spot for him and was always excited just to be involved in bringing some happiness to the Robbinsville community.

Rest in peace Dave. You will be missed. 🍀🎅

Come visit us today at the Robbinsville Community Festival!! 🚒 🧑‍🚒 🧯The RTFD has battery operated smoke detectors and pl...
06/10/2023

Come visit us today at the Robbinsville Community Festival!! 🚒 🧑‍🚒 🧯

The RTFD has battery operated smoke detectors and plug-in Carbon Monoxide detectors available at no charge to Robbinsville Township residents. Stop by our table to learn more about fire safety and how to obtain detectors if needed.

Visit our webpage for further information:
https://www.robbinsvillefire.org/detectors/

06/06/2023

An update on the advancing smoke across the area.

The leading edge of the lower visibilities has dropped down towards Trenton and Monmouth County in the last few hours.

The satellite images reveal a plume of smoke dropping down from southern Canada and NY state will affect much of the region this evening and overnight. Air quality alerts are in effect.

Why Everyone Should Know CPR: You Never Know When You Will Need ItAnyone can learn CPR – and everyone should! Sadly, 70 ...
06/04/2023

Why Everyone Should Know CPR: You Never Know When You Will Need It

Anyone can learn CPR – and everyone should! Sadly, 70 percent of Americans may feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they either do not know how to administer CPR or their training has significantly lapsed. This alarming statistic could hit close to home, because home is exactly where 88 percent of cardiac arrests occur. Put very simply: The life you save with CPR is mostly likely to be someone you love.

The RTFD has several trained CPR instructors to assist groups like the Robbinsville Lacrosse Association in learning this life saving skill. We urge those who do not know how to perform CPR to take the time to do so.

**Update**Statement from Aqua NJSunday, June 4, 2022 (5 p.m.)"Water pressure is fully restored for all Aqua New Jersey M...
06/02/2023

**Update**Statement from Aqua NJ
Sunday, June 4, 2022 (5 p.m.)

"Water pressure is fully restored for all Aqua New Jersey Mercer County (Hamilton, Hamilton Square, Robbinsville and Chesterfield) customers impacted by a well pump malfunction in Robbinsville.
We apologize for the inconvenience and thank our customers for their patience and helping to support the system’s recovery through water conservation efforts."

The RTFD has a contingency plan in place for any event involving a fire incident requiring a large quantity of water during this period. While this situation is not optimal and does limit our initial capabilities in areas typically supplied by hydrants, water tankers from other nearby fire departments (who thankfully have this capability) will be requested immediately on any incident involving a reported fire in a structure. These tankers can supply large quantities of water to areas that have a limited water supply or otherwise do not have hydrants for fire protection. We are hopeful that this situation will be resolved by Aqua Water shortly, returning adequate hydrant service to township residents within the service area.

UPDATE: Sunday, June 4, 2023 (10 a.m.)

Aqua informed the Robbinsville Township Office of Emergency Management this morning that water pressure levels are steadily increasing throughout the impacted areas of the Township. Aqua officials confirm the water has been constantly tested and is safe to consume.
Pressures were severely compromised by a pump/well maintenance failure Thursday.

The Robbinsville School District is in the process of checking the pressure at its three schools. Superintendent Brian Betze will provide a separate update regarding Monday's opening status.
Should water pressure levels continue to rise and return to normal levels, the OEM will lift the current State of Emergency, which includes all water conservation measures implemented on Friday.

Aqua NJ and the Township thank you for your patience.

Approximately 4,000 Aqua New Jersey water customers in Robbinsville, Windsor, and neighboring municipalities have been impacted.

"Our customers can help the system recover faster by conserving water. Please discontinue non-essential water activities and reduce water usage by taking shorter showers, stopping lawn irrigation, and minimizing the use of washers and dishwashers,” the company wrote in a statement.

Residents are still encouraged to cease watering lawns, gardens, power washing, and the washing of vehicles until pressure returns to normal levels.

On this Memorial Day we take a moment to honor the memory of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our c...
05/29/2023

On this Memorial Day we take a moment to honor the memory of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our country and our freedom.

Free Smoke Detector & Carbon Monoxide Detector ProgramVisit our webpage for further information:https://www.robbinsville...
05/25/2023

Free Smoke Detector & Carbon Monoxide Detector Program

Visit our webpage for further information:
https://www.robbinsvillefire.org/detectors/

The RTFD has battery operated smoke detectors and plug-in Carbon Monoxide detectors available at no charge to Robbinsville Township residents. This program is an effort to increase the safety of our residents in their homes by providing additional or replacement detection devices. Existing detection devices can be inspected by fire department personnel upon request. All detectors may be installed by fire department personnel or picked up at the fire station at any time.

For information or to obtain a detector(s) contact:
Robbinsville Township Fire Department
1149 Route 130
Robbinsville, NJ 08691
609-259-7814 x 4102
Email: [email protected]

**SMOKE DETECTORS, CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS, AND BATTERIES FUNDED THROUGH GRANT FUNDS SECURED BY THE ROBBINSVILLE TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT.

We would like to welcome Firefighter John Merklein, who was sworn in last evening at the Robbinsville Township Council m...
04/28/2023

We would like to welcome Firefighter John Merklein, who was sworn in last evening at the Robbinsville Township Council meeting by Mayor Fried as Robbinsville’s newest firefighter. Congratulations.

This past week Firefighter Merklein has taken part in department training led by Captain Palmer and assisted by several senior department personnel. The training ensures that newly hired firefighters are best prepared to meet the needs of the community on day one by familiarizing personnel with department operating procedures and the various types of equipment utilized by the department.

04/25/2023

Under New Jersey's "Move Over" law, drivers are required to reduce their speed and change lanes when approaching an authorized emergency vehicle. These vehicles include tow trucks, highway maintenance vehicles, sanitation vehicles, and emergency (fire/police/EMS) vehicles displaying flashing, blinking or alternating emergency lights.

Unfortunately, law enforcement, emergency response personnel, tow truck operators, and highway maintenance workers continue to be struck and injured or killed while aiding others on the side of the road because a passing vehicle did not sufficiently slow down and move over.

When you see flashing lights on the side of the road, slow down, and if it’s safe, MOVE OVER.

Wishing everyone celebrating a safe and happy Easter 🐰
04/09/2023

Wishing everyone celebrating a safe and happy Easter 🐰

The Robbinsville Township Fire Department has been awarded a Fire Prevention and Safety Grant under the Assistance to Fi...
03/24/2023

The Robbinsville Township Fire Department has been awarded a Fire Prevention and Safety Grant under the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program in the amount of $19,657.14. The funds will allow the department to purchase 300 smoke detectors with non-removable 10 year lithium batteries, 450 Carbon Monoxide detectors, batteries, and associated fire prevention literature. The grant also includes specialized detectors to be distributed to the hearing impaired.

The RTFD continues the effort to find alternative funding to provide meaningful services/benefits to the residents of Robbinsville Township. Detectors will be available to residents in the coming months once the ordering process is complete. An availability announcement will be made on our page and at our website located at robbinsvillefire.org.

https://www.fema.gov/grants/preparedness/firefighters/safety-awards

The Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grants are part of the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) and support projects that enhance the safety of the public and firefighters from fire and related hazards.

Firefighters Extinguish Van Fire On New Jersey Turnpike South Of Exit 8MidJersey.newsMarch 20, 2023EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MER...
03/20/2023

Firefighters Extinguish Van Fire On New Jersey Turnpike South Of Exit 8

MidJersey.news

March 20, 2023

EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–Firefighters from Hightstown and Robbinsville responded to a vehicle fire just south of New Jersey Turnpike Exit 8 at mile post 66.5 south bound inner roadway for a car fully engulfed in flames at 11:01 a.m. Firefighters arrived and found a van well involved in fire and quickly extinguished the fire.

https://midjersey.news/2023/03/20/firefighters-extinguish-van-fire-on-new-jersey-turnpike-south-of-exit-8/?fbclid=IwAR1ODK1OFapaFWs0GMbhn6EKhOu51Je4d2DAmXYQArnO0wet0BBPBnb0kr8

The   won't save you in a home fire, but a smoke alarm can. The risk of dying in a home fire is cut in half in homes wit...
03/17/2023

The won't save you in a home fire, but a smoke alarm can. The risk of dying in a home fire is cut in half in homes with working smoke alarms.
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U.S. Fire Administration

CPSC Warns Consumers to Immediately Stop Using GLBSUNION and CUZMAK Digital Display Carbon Monoxide Detectors Due to Fai...
03/17/2023

CPSC Warns Consumers to Immediately Stop Using GLBSUNION and CUZMAK Digital Display Carbon Monoxide Detectors Due to Failure to Alert Consumers to Deadly Carbon Monoxide - Sold on Amazon

On 3/15 the RTFD was dispatched for a vehicle fire on Route 130. Upon arrival it was found to be a garbage truck that ha...
03/17/2023

On 3/15 the RTFD was dispatched for a vehicle fire on Route 130. Upon arrival it was found to be a garbage truck that had dropped its contents of recycling to prevent the truck from becoming involved. The fire was quickly extinguished with the assistance of Robbinsville DPW.

⏰ Change Your Clocks🔋 Change Your BatteriesRemember to set your clocks ahead for Daylight Saving Time starting at 2AM to...
03/12/2023

⏰ Change Your Clocks
🔋 Change Your Batteries

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The Robbinsville RoboGirls Robotics team recently stopped by the station to test their portable solar kitchen with the o...
03/03/2023

The Robbinsville RoboGirls Robotics team recently stopped by the station to test their portable solar kitchen with the on duty firefighters. At the 2/25 Southern NJ States Championship, the team placed 2nd, won the Best Teamwork Award and earned a spot at the Eastern Region Championship Tournament in May. Good luck!!

This afternoon Robbinsville Squad 40 was dispatched for a reported vehicle fire. While responding, the incident was upgr...
02/05/2023

This afternoon Robbinsville Squad 40 was dispatched for a reported vehicle fire. While responding, the incident was upgraded to a vehicle fire with exposure to the residence. Squad 40 firefighters arrived and quickly extinguished the vehicle, limiting the damage to the home and preventing the fire from spreading to the interior.

Serious Head On Crash With Multiple Injuries Reported On Old York RoadMidJersey.newsAround 7:17 p.m. both Robbinsville a...
01/26/2023

Serious Head On Crash With Multiple Injuries
Reported On Old York Road

MidJersey.news

Around 7:17 p.m. both Robbinsville and Allentown firefighters were dispatched to Old York Road between New Street and Herbert Road for a head on collision with injuries. Robbinsville Police, NJ State Police, Captial Health Allentown EMS and Paramedics, Robbinsville EMS, Millstone Township Fire/EMS and Monmouth County Paramedics also responded to the scene.

Upon arrival it was found that a person in a car ran head on into a pickup truck and the driver of the car was entrapped. Firefighters from both Hope Fire Company of Allentown and Robbinsville Fire Department worked to free the injured driver. The driver was turned over to EMS and transported to the Trauma Center at Captial Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton. A “trauma alert” was called en route to the hospital.

Occupants from the pickup truck were treated by Captial Health EMS Allentown and also transported to Captial Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton.

MidJersey News

https://midjersey.news/2023/01/25/serious-head-on-crash-with-multiple-injuries-reported-on-old-york-road/?fbclid=IwAR0XxwQe1UN_lPvdrfOERtQzbXFrfQSPbDuOiYa-WLgRUd3vwKqEXPD-mTE

When you see flashing lights on the side of the road, slow down, and if it’s safe, MOVE OVER. If you make the move, othe...
01/14/2023

When you see flashing lights on the side of the road, slow down, and if it’s safe, MOVE OVER.
If you make the move, others will follow.

Under New Jersey's "Move Over" law, drivers are required to reduce their speed and change lanes when approaching an authorized emergency vehicle.

Nearly once every week, a first responder is killed while attempting to clear a roadway accident.

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The Robbinsville Township Fire Department is a combination career/volunteer fire department located in Mercer County New Jersey. Formed in 1963 as the Washington Volunteer Firemen, the fire department began as an all volunteer organization. The department has evolved into a municipal fire department, operated by the Township of Robbinsville, staffed 24/7 by career personnel and supplemented by a volunteer component. The Robbinsville Fire Department is staffed by a total of 17 career firefighters overseen by a Career Fire Chief and Four Career Captains. The Department performs fire suppression, inspection and rescue duties. The department operates Basic Life Support EMS Ambulances from the fire station utilizing Robbinsville Township equipment staffed by Capital Health System employees. Located in Central New Jersey, Robbinsville is a 21 square mile community of over 13,000 residents as per the 2010 Census. The Department is responsible for Fire and Rescue Services for the Township of Robbinsville and several major highways including the New Jersey Turnpike (Exit 7A), Interstate 195, US Highway 130, and Route 33. Some major corporations who call Robbinsville Township home include: Amazon, McMaster Carr, Mercedes Benz, Bind-Rite Graphics, CoParts, Lifetime Brands, Scholastic Book Fairs, Mattress Firm, United Van Lines, McKesson Corporation, Ritchie and Page, Falken Tire, La-Z-Boy, and CCL Label. MISSION STATEMENT The Robbinsville Township Fire Department is dedicated to providing the highest level of emergency services to the residents and visitors of our community. The Department strives to protect lives and property from the harmful effects of all disasters, whether natural or man-made, through fire suppression, emergency medical services, fire prevention inspections and our public education efforts. Our Vision The Robbinsville Township Fire Department seeks to be a respected and productive organization in Robbinsville Township and the surrounding communities in Central New Jersey by providing quality services in an efficient manner. The Department strives to be considered an “Employer of Choice” by its employees, their peers and other organizations in our community. Our Core Values HONOR Service to the public is a noble calling. Our members consider it a privilege to serve the citizens and visitors of Robbinsville Township. We carry ourselves with distinction. INTEGRITY Our customers trust us. We are called to assist people when they are in vulnerable situations and when they are desperate for help. They rely on our prompt response and our expertise. As such, our members steadfastly adhere to the highest of moral and ethical standards of conduct both on and off the job. PRIDE We treat everyone with respect. In order to respect others we know that we must first respect ourselves, our brother firefighters, and our department. We derive a great deal of pleasure and satisfaction from the work that we do for Robbinsville Township and we are proud to serve the members of the community. PROFESSIONALISM Our members’ conduct will always reflect our core values. Our appearance, attitude, skills, abilities, caring and compassion will inspire those around us. We will instill confidence and trust in our community, our neighboring communities and the fire service in general.

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The Robbinsville Township Fire Department would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and safe holiday season. 🎄 🎅
Thank you to the residents of Springside at Robbinsville for visiting today and providing holiday gift baskets for the on duty firefighters working over the holiday weekend.
Recently, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program collected the toys from the fire station that were donated over the last month for children in need during the holiday season. We were proud of the overwhelming response from the community and thank everyone who donated in an effort to make the holiday season special for others. We would also like to thank the Men's Club @ Renaissance/Cranbury Crossing for collecting toys and delivering them to our drop off location.

We can no longer accept any additional toys, as they will not be collected. If anyone still wishes to donate please reach out to a local charity in need. Again, thank you to all who donated.
***UPDATE-COLLECTION HAS CONCLUDED***

***REMINDER - DONATE NOW!! - COLLECTION WILL END THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 5TH***

The annual U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program continues to collect toys at the fire station located at 1149 Route 130. All toys must be new, unwrapped, and in original packaging.
Collection will continue until the week of December 5th for children/families in need during the holiday season. For those dropping off at the fire station the collection boxes are located in the foyer which is accessible via the main entrance. Donations may be made at any time.
On behalf of the Robbinsville Fire Department, we would like to wish everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

🦃 This holiday is the number one day for cooking fires in the nation - be fire safe. 🦃
**REMINDER**

The annual U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program continues to collect toys at the fire station located at 1149 Route 130. All toys must be new, unwrapped, and in original packaging.

Collection will continue until the week of December 5th for children/families in need during the holiday season. For those dropping off at the fire station the collection boxes are located in the foyer which is accessible via the main entrance. Donations may be made at any time.
November 14-18 is Crash Responder Safety Week.

Nearly once every week, a first responder is killed while attempting to clear a roadway accident.

Under New Jersey's "Move Over" law, drivers are required to reduce their speed and change lanes when approaching an authorized emergency vehicle. These vehicles include tow trucks, highway maintenance vehicles, sanitation vehicles, and emergency (fire/police/EMS) vehicles displaying flashing, blinking or alternating emergency lights.

Unfortunately, law enforcement, emergency response personnel, tow truck operators, and highway maintenance workers continue to be struck and injured or killed while aiding others on the side of the road because a passing vehicle did not sufficiently slow down and move over.

When you see flashing lights on the side of the road, slow down, and if it’s safe, MOVE OVER.
If you make the move, others will follow.

https://www.nj.gov/oag/hts/move-over-law/

Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
The Robbinsville Township Fire Department has been awarded $27,000 through the American Rescue Plan Firefighters Grant Program administered by the State of New Jersey. The funding will be utilized to assist the department in purchasing additional Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for our personnel.

The American Rescue Plan Firefighters Grant Program was administered by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, Division of Local Government Services, providing a total of 10 million dollars to local fire departments.

https://www.nj.gov/dca/news/news/2022/approved/20220516.shtml?fbclid=IwAR24P9jZNiTs43DoY8Z-hAlQGgZcqjPkeTOrEG1nr_B96ew407WBwfUuTbM
As we commemorate our veterans on this day, we salute all who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. We remember all the men and women who served our great country during war and peacetime. Thank you for your courageous service.

Veterans Day occurs on November 11 every year in the United States in honor of the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" of 1918 that signaled the end of World War I, known as Armistice Day.
We would like to thank Amazon for the recent donation of fire prevention related materials to the Robbinsville Fire Department. The donated items will be distributed to Robbinsville Township residents and the local community during various fire prevention activities in an effort to assist in increasing fire prevention awareness. We appreciate the support.
Last week department personnel took part in several live burn training exercises at the Mercer County Fire Academy. This type of training is minimally completed annually by all department staff.
"Hello Robbinsville community! The Robbinsville Township Fire Department is excited to join Neighbors in our efforts to connect with residents and improve the safety of our communities. Neighbors allows you, the user, to share photos, videos and information related to local crime and safety incidents so fellow residents can stay informed.

The Robbinsville Township Fire Department can view what local residents have posted publicly to Neighbors and can now chime-in with relevant updates or safety alerts to help residents stay informed. You do not need a Ring device to join Neighbors. Anyone with a smartphone can download the Neighbors App for free in order to receive updates and have the option to post photos or videos from any device

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The annual U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program will once again collect toys at the fire station located at 1149 Route 130. All toys must be new, unwrapped, and in original packaging. Collection will continue through the first week of December for children/families in need during the holiday season.

For those dropping off at the fire station the collection boxes are located in the foyer which is accessible via the main entrance. Donations may be made at any time. For those voting in person on November 8th bring a toy for drop off in our foyer.

The fire department has always been extremely proud of the response from the community and look forward to another successful year. We wish to thank everyone in advance for donating in an effort to make the holiday season special for others.

http://www.toysfortots.org/default.aspx
This past week was Fire Prevention Week. Over several days the RTFD visited many of our younger residents at our local schools and day care centers. Fire prevention is not just for children. Please take a few minutes to review what you can do to protect your family from fire. The theme for Fire Prevention Week is “Fire Won’t Wait. Plan Your Escape.”, which reinforces the critical importance of developing a home escape plan with all members of the household and practicing it regularly.

🔥Make sure your home escape plan meets the needs of all your family members, including those with sensory or physical disabilities.

🔥Smoke alarms should be installed inside every sleeping room, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of your home. Smoke alarms should be interconnected so when one sounds, they all sound.

🔥Know at least two ways out of every room, if possible. Make sure all doors and windows open easily.

🔥Have an outside meeting place a safe distance from your home where everyone should meet.

🔥Practice your home fire drill at least twice a year with everyone in the household, including guests. Practice at least once during the day and at night.⁠
This year is the 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week (FPW). This year’s FPW campaign, “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape”, works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe from home fires.

Today’s homes burn faster than ever. You may have as little as two minutes (or even less time) to safely escape a home fire from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Your ability to get out of a home during a fire depends on early warning from smoke alarms and advance planning.

Since 1922, the NFPA has sponsored the public observance of Fire Prevention Week. In 1925, President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed Fire Prevention Week a national observance, making it the longest-running public health observance in our country. During Fire Prevention Week, children, adults, and teachers learn how to stay safe in case of a fire. Firefighters provide lifesaving public education in an effort to drastically decrease casualties caused by fires.

Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during the week of October 9th in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire, which began on October 8, 1871, and caused devastating damage. This horrific conflagration killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures, and burned more than 2,000 acres of land.

https://youtu.be/VZhvbmqYniA

https://www.nfpa.org/Events/Events/Fire-Prevention-Week/About

Two Serious MVA’s on the NJTP in the area of Exit 7A

MidJersey.news

Around 9:20 a.m. on 10/7, the Robbinsville Fire Department and EMS along with Bordentown Township firefighters responded to the New Jersey Turnpike just south of Exit 7A for an overturned truck with reported entrapment in the outer lanes of the roadway. Upon arrival at mile post 59.2 it was determined that a person was not entrapped but had a severe ALS type head injury. The person was placed in the ambulance and transported with a trauma alert called to Captial Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton.

At 3:12 p.m. the Robbinsville Township Fire Department was dispatched for an overturned vehicle with entrapment at mile post 61.4 south bound outer lanes of the New Jersey Turnpike just prior to Exit 7A. When firefighters and EMS arrived it was determined that there were three ALS – Advance Life Support patients and additional Captial Health Paramedics and ambulances from Allentown and Bordentown were requested to the scene. Three people were transported to Captial Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton and trauma alerts were called.

https://midjersey.news/2022/10/06/serious-crash-reported-on-nj-turnpike-south-of-exit-7a-in-hamilton-township/?fbclid=IwAR3UaVfuvanDXFoZrX_YKqWT_edLClCuNQAEq8GT1HRFlyrEqvP0zi-cMxo

https://midjersey.news/2022/10/06/traffic-alert-nj-turnpike-backed-up-6-miles-going-south-of-exit-8-to-exit-7a-due-to-crash/?fbclid=IwAR2_B1o7kpX8ywr74UTtb6vWbWozSznivcbop5MaHGLkJEzb3xhsMvxyZHM