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 volunteer duty crew personnel.
The Robbinsville Fire Department current staffing levels consist of 17 full-time career personnel 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 performs fire suppression, inspection and rescue duties.
Additionally, Basic Life Support Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for the Township of Robbinsville are operated 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 with facilities in Robbinsville Township include: Amazon, McMaster-Carr, Global Industrial, Mercedes Benz, McKesson Corporation, Falken Tire, Ritchie & Page Distributing, CoPart, Lifetime Brands, Mattress Firm, Bohren’s United Van Lines, Suburban Propane, Amerigas, Jack Morton Worldwide, La-Z-Boy and CCL Label.
6 days ago
Car Carrier Fire On New Jersey Turnpike South Of Exit 8
A 1:08 pm the Hightstown and Robbinsville Township Fire Departments were dispatched to a vehicle fire on the NJ Turnpike at Mile Marker 66 South Bound just south of Exit 8 Hightstown/East Windsor.
When the first firefighters arrived they found a car carrier fire carrying several cars on fire on the shoulder. Heavy black smoke could be seen for miles as the vehicles burned and flames were about 20 feet in the air at times above the well involved vehicle.
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Good job boys 🇺🇸 🚒 👍🏻
Hope the driver got out ok.
Another car carrier?
What was it red hot sale
We would like to thank and recognize the work of all of our local public safety communications professionals during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes recognizes April 11-17 as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week in appreciation of public safety communications professionals and the citizens they serve. "In a year unlike any other as we grapple with COVID-19, Mercer County honors the men and women who answer the 9-1-1 emergency calls, dispatch emergency professionals and equipment, and render life-saving assistance to the citizens of Mercer County," Mr. Hughes said. Just how busy are Mercer County’s dispatchers? In a year they handle more than 60,000 fire and EMS incidents, and receive over 100,000 calls into the call center located at the Dempster Fire Training Academy in Lawrence Township. Mercer County Fire Academy ... See MoreSee Less
2nd Alarm House Fire In Robbinsville
A devastating fire destroyed a home tonight in the 1st Block of Randolph Drive near Buford Road tonight. It was reported that no one was home at the time of the fire.
Around 8:08 pm the Robbinsville Township Fire Department was dispatched to a house fire that was already well involved as they were being dispatched. The fire officer called for a full 1st alarm shortly after they left the firehouse because they could see a large column of smoke along with police and 9-1-1 reports. Witnesses could see the smoke and the glow of the flames for miles. Upon arrival firefighters hooked up to hydrants and set up ladder operations with ladders from Hamilton Township. Multiple hand lines were also placed in service to knock down the flames. Firefighters worked around arcing power lines and a natural gas fed fire from the damaged line to the home. PSE&G shut the gas off at 9:54 pm.
The fire went to two alarms before being brought under control at 9:54 pm.
Mutual aid fire departments responding Hamilton Township, Hope Fire Company of Allentown, East Windsor Fire Company, Hightstown Fire Company, West Windsor Fire Company, NJ Forrest Fire Service and others. Robbinsville Township EMS was also backed up by Capital Health EMS from Allentown with an additional ambulance.
The fire is under investigation by the Robbinsville Township Fire Marshal’s Office and Robbinsville Township Police Department. Due to the extensive damage to the structure part of the investigation would have to take place during daylight hours tomorrow. It is too early in the investigation to determine a cause of the fire.
It appears that the family has lost everything and if we hear of a GoFundMe or if the family needs help in other ways we will post that information here on how to provide assistance. It is truly devastating to lose all your belongings in a fire so if help is asked for please consider helping.
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Robbinsville Squad 40 and several mutual aid departments operating on this second alarm fire on Randolph Drive. ... See MoreSee Less
Praying no one is home
Prayers that everyone is safe 🙏🏻
I hope everyone was able to get out safely.
Please please pray for this family tonight! This happened in the development behind ours in Robbinsville NJ, sirens all night! I’m sure there will be a fund raiser. Please, keep them in your prayers!
4 weeks ago
It has been brought to our attention that these flyers were placed on many mailboxes throughout town. While we encourage that you make your house number as visible as possible, we do not endorse painting township curbs as it constitutes a township ordinance violation. If you are solicited by any company to have your curb painted, please contact us. ... See MoreSee Less
Today we have learned of the passing of John Newbon Sr. John was a calming and trusted voice on the radio, even during the most difficult of circumstances. His life was dedicated to the service of Mercer County in his roles as Dispatch Supervisor, Mercer County Fire Coordinator, and Fire Chief. Our thoughts and condolences are with the Newbon family and Mercer County Central Communications during this difficult time. ... See MoreSee Less
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! ☘️
If you are planning on celebrating this Saint Patrick’s Day please do so responsibly. ... See MoreSee Less
⏰ Change Your Clocks
🔋 Change Your Batteries
Remember to set your clocks ahead for Daylight Saving Time starting at 2AM tonight! It's also a good time to change your batteries in your smoke and Carbon Monoxide detectors! #DaylightSavingTime ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you for the reminder!
Robbinsville Night Off 2021 Is A Success
Robbinsville Night Off was held tonight. According to the website Robbinsville Night Off is a chance to take advantage of a night of no homework and options for activities that allow you to enjoy an evening filled with family togetherness. The program is presented by Robbinsville Township Schools and the Robbinsville Township Recreation Department.
Several Township organizations and businesses come together to provide a fun relaxing night allowing people to get out and relax enjoy family and give back to the community.
Demonstrations were held at the Robbinsville Township Police Department and Robbinsville Township Fire Department. A Walk For Families In Mercer County was held at the gazebo.
One Project’s event sold out and had 65 families participate in an event to decorate and pack 1,300 snack bags for children. All snack bags will be donated directly to local Mercer County nonprofit organizations and Mercer County school districts to help in the fight against child food insecurity.
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Robbinsville Township Professional Firefighters Assoc. IAFF Local #3786 Purchases $10,500. Fire Extinguisher Training Prop
The Robbinsville Township Professional Firefighters Association, IAFF Local #3786 recently purchased a $10,500.00 fire extinguisher training prop utilizing funds raised through fundraising efforts. The extinguisher prop is manufactured by Lion and is the Bullex Intelligent Training System (I.T.S) and uses propane and water extinguishers that is safer and environmentally friendly compared to the old method.
The fire department is called upon several times a year to provide fire extinguisher training for commercial business requiring OSHA fire extinguisher training. Other uses for the prop will be when organizations visit the firehouse and several township events during the year. For several years the Robbinsville Township Fire Department has been training high school seniors on the proper use of fire extinguishers during the “Senior Awareness Day” event held each year at Robbinsville High School.
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Congratulations to Firefighter Ryan Frank who was sworn in at the Robbinsville Township Municipal Building this morning. Firefighter Frank was previously with the Upper Freehold/Allentown Fire Department and the Wilmington Fire Department in Delaware. Additionally, Firefighter Frank has been a volunteer firefighter with the Robbinsville Township Fire Department since 2014 and is a Robbinsville Township resident. We wish to thank Robbinsville Administration/Mayor and Council for continuing to support the fire department. ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations! Much success and wishes for safety! You have a great bunch of guys you're working with....awesome brothers! Welcome!
Congratulations, Ryan Frank. So proud of you
Congratulations and thank you!
Congratulations Ryan. Stay safe.
Congratulations enjoy stay safe
Congrats Ryan! 🎉
Congratulations and Thank you
Well done. Congratulations
Congrats Frank Frank 👍🏻
Congratulations!!🎉 Be safe!!
Congrats and never stop learning
Congratulations Ryan !!
Congratulations to Firefighter Ryan Frank!
On Wednesday, March 3rd participate in Robbinsville Night Off!!
Website with full details:
The following events will be located at the fire station beginning at 6:30pm:
(All in-person events are outdoors)
Fire Apparatus and Equipment Tour
Fire Extinguisher Training
Vehicle Extrication Demonstration
A virtual tour of the fire station via Zoom at 7pm
Zoom link: us02web.zoom.us/j/86449735645?pwd=ck9BQzhXOEFQREZ6K05yMHJCVjdaQT09#success
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Firefighter Ed Haemmerle is working his last tour today with the Robbinsville Township Fire Department after 20 years as a career firefighter in Robbinsville. As a third generation firefighter, Ed has served for over 32 years commencing his employment with the RTFD in March of 2001. Prior to his service to the residents of Robbinsville Township, Firefighter Haemmerle was a volunteer firefighter in West Windsor Township beginning in 1988, employed with Union City EMS where he served for 8 years, and West Windsor Emergency Services before his career in Robbinsville.
During his tenure with the Robbinsville Township Fire Department, Firefighter Haemmerle has always been 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 Ed well today (visitors are also welcome). On behalf of the entire RTFD and the Township of Robbinsville, we wish Firefighter Haemmerle success in his future endeavors and thank him for his service to our organization and the citizens of Robbinsville Township. ... See MoreSee Less
Double congratulations on your 20 years of service and your retirement. You should be very proud of your accomplishments over the years😁. Be happy, be safe.
Congratulations Ed, was great working alongside you!
Congratulations!! You have been so wonderful for our community. You led tours of the fire house for scouts, class trips and even a birthday party for me. Thank you for your service and keeping Robbinsville safe on your watch. Be safe and enjoy your retirement
Congratulations! Thank you for your service. Enjoy your retirement!
Congratulations Ed! 👏🏻 Enjoy your retirement!
Congratulations on you retirement. Thank you for your commitment to serve.
Best wishes... in retirement!
Thank you for your service. Best wishes, as you begin the next leg of your life’s adventure.
Congrats Ed! Best of luck!
Congratulations Ed, enjoy your retirement, good luck in your future endeavors, and welcome to the club!!!
Best wishes on your retirement!
Congratulations Ed on a well deserved 20 years of service and your retirement. Best of luck on your new adventures moving forward 👍
Thank you for your many years of service!
Congrats Ed! Best of luck.
Congrats ED it’s been a pleasure working with you
May your retirement fill you with peace, happiness and good health.
Congratulations and well deserved!
Thank you for your service! Congratulations!
Congratulations Ed. Although I must say, you look awful young to be retiring. 🤔 😂 Enjoy your next phase and Thank You for your service!
Congratulations Ed! Good luck on your future endeavors. 🚒
THANK YOU for your essential service to Robbnsville. Be safe and well!
Congratulations and thank you for your many years of service! Rville will miss you!!
Congrats buddy! Good luck in your future endeavors
Thank you for the very thoughtful greeting cards that were recently distributed to our department (a sample of the cards are in the comments). ... See MoreSee Less
Over the last several days there have been several reports of individuals, many reported to be children, walking on the ice of Town Center Lake. We cannot stress how UNSAFE this is.
Advise your children and others to STAY OFF THE ICE. Residents are advised to stay off of frozen or partially frozen bodies of water at all times. Notification should be made by dialing 9-1-1 when witnessing anyone on an unmonitored ice covered body of water. Never attempt to rescue someone without professional assistance, as those with good intentions often end up as victims themselves.
Ice conditions in our area change rapidly and may not support your weight. The ice on the lake is only slightly more than an inch thick. We urge parents to discuss with their children how unsafe and potentially deadly this act may be. No ice is safe ice.
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In an effort to stay prepared and proficient with ice rescue techniques Robbinsville Township Fire Department personnel conducted training this week on the lake in Town Center. We remind everyone to stay off of any ice covered body of water. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you for doing this training!
God bless these hero’s.
🙏🏻 Best of the Best right there.
Train hard to stay safe!
Never stop training
Thanks for the “practice makes perfect” efforts. Our fire Dept rocks!!!
Thanks for all you do !!! 🙏
Thank you for your dedication and your hard work
If you have a fire hydrant near your home, please take a moment and clear the snow. We will do our best to clear as many as possible but we need your help.
Fact of the Day: There are over 480 fire hydrants in Robbinsville Township.
In an emergency, every second counts. Fire hydrants that are blocked, concealed, or difficult to access due to snow or ice and impede emergency fire response. During snow events we ask for citizen’s help clearing snow from fire hydrants.
It's important to clear a minimum of three feet around the hydrant to give the Fire Department room to work and to get quick access in case of a fire. If a hydrant is lost or buried in snow, firefighters can lose valuable time trying to locate it when they first arrive at a fire. ... See MoreSee Less
I usually do this everytime it snows to the hydrant by my house- my Dad was a volunteer fireman in NY
Robbinsville Firefighters Rescue Man Trapped In Vehicle
Around noon a vehicle lost control on Route 130 south bound near the Robbinsville Fire Department and overturned on the right shoulder of the highway trapping a male driver inside.
The Robbinsville Fire Department and Police Department immediately called in the overturned vehicle and responded to the scene across the street from the firehouse. Robbinsville Police shut down the south bound lanes of Route 130 while Robbinsville firefighters extricated the man from the vehicle.
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