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.
Plane Crashes During Forced Landing In Robbinsville; Pilot Walks Away From Crash With No Major Injuries
On June 6, 2021 at approximately 17:02 hours, Robbinsville Township Police Communications received a 911 call advising of a place crash in the area of Gordon and Sharon Road. Fire, police, and EMS were dispatched to the location. Upon arrival in the area, the pilot of the aircraft was observed walking around the scene and a plane was located in the middle of Sharon Road near the intersection of Gordon Road. The pilot of the plane was identified as a 47 year old male from East Windsor, New Jersey. The pilot was transported via ambulance for minor back pain. The aircraft was identified as a 1966 Piper aircraft. Preliminary investigation has determined that the pilot took off from the Robbinsville Airport shortly before the crash and that the pilot experienced some sort of mechanical failure while in flight, causing him to perform an emergency landing. This investigation is still on going and notification was made to the Federal Aviation Administration for further investigation.
Power lines and a transformer were struck during the crash landing which resulted in several fires. Power was secured and the fires extinguished. JCP&L will be on scene for an extended period restoring power.
Link to Full Story:
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Thank God he was alright.🙏
Amazing that you help us all though bad times I liked it
Great Job!!!!!! You are the best of the best! We are so lucky in Robbinsville to have you all!
Jack Jeffris Smith
Cool paint job.
Cool. Surprised he got between the lines on either side
Yes I heard
Right down the centerline...
Wow! Fortunate no one on the ground was hurt. Good job first responders.
Almost made it to the airport
That’s the road we used to take going to work remember them airplane landing spots it’s around there Jordyn Addison Lussane Sackor
Wow, imagine driving down the road and seeing that staring you in the face?!! Glad no one was hurt.
Well you KNOW how crazy and impulsive East Windsor men can be...
That piper arrow doesn’t glide well at all. Wheels up gave him the best glide. I think it still sinks at 1500’ a minute ,not a lot up time. Good job and on the center line too
Laura Logan Friedman
Serious Accident On NJ Turnpike Prior To Exit 8 Injures Two
The Robbinsville Township Fire Department and Hightstown Fire Company were dispatched to the NJ Turnpike inner roadway at mile post 65.6 north bound for two vehicle accident with roll over and entrapment at 11:42 a.m. Robbinsville EMS, Capital Health EMS, Cranbury First Aid Squad and Capital Health Paramedics responded and treated patients on scene. One person was transported to the Trauma Center at Capital Health Regional Medical Center and a “trauma alert” was called. Another person was transported to RWJ at Hamilton Hospital with non-life threating injures.
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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. ... See MoreSee Less
With Memorial Day and the 4th of July quickly approaching, please be aware of the following safety information regarding the use of fireworks. As we all return to celebrating holidays together, we urge you to do so while making good and safe choices. ... See MoreSee Less
Below is an article and video regarding Black Sunday. Two FDNY firefighters were killed and four others were seriously injured when they were forced to jump from a fourth story window of a burning building without the benefit of a safety system. This tragedy is a major factor in why we, and many other departments, have these systems today and why we continue to train with them. All department staff carry a personal safety system that is designed to allow firefighters quick and rapid means of escape from an untenable situation.
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Kidde Recalls TruSense Smoke and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarms Due to Risk of Failure to Alert Consumers to a Fire
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Today we mourn the passing of Fire Marshal Jimmy Greschak. Jimmy served Mercer County as Fire Marshal for many years and was a member of the firefighting family in West Windsor Township where he resided. We extend our condolences to the Greschak family during this difficult time. ... See MoreSee Less
Rest in peace, Brother
RIP Jim. 🙏🏻🙏🏻 🙏🏻
Prayers to his family- and thank you for his service
He was a true friend of our company
Jimmy was a great man. He will be sorely missed by many. R.I.P. you have been a good friend.
Rest In Peace!!
Condolences from Wrightstown Vol. Fire Co.
Two Reported Dead After Crash On NJ Turnpike Prior To Exit 7A
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–Robbinsville and Bordentown Township Fire Departments along with EMS were dispatched to a horrific crash involving a tractor trailer into a bridge at 9:38 pm. The crash occurred on the north bound inner roadway (car lanes) when a tractor trailer carrying watermelons crashed into the bridge support for the Edgebrook Road Bridge just prior to Exit 7A. Unfortunately two people reportedly died in the crash according to witnesses. The impact was so severe that watermelons were thrown onto the deck of the Edgebrook Road bridge. Robbinsville firefighters remained on scene until around 1:30 am as they stood by to assist the NJ State Police in the accident investigation. It was unclear if there is any structural damage to the bridge.
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So sad 😞
It was very windy last night. I had difficulty keeping my SUV in lane. Wonder if a gust hit the truck?
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!
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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