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.
Welcome Home Ross Colton; First Stop On Stanley Cup Summer Tour In Robbinsville And Hamilton
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–Tradition is that every summer after the Stanley Cup Finals the winning team gets the cup for a tour for around 100 days a year in the off season. Robbinsville’s Ross Colton was the first team member of the Tampa Bay Lightning to tour with the cup for the day. Ross spend the morning in Hamilton at Ice-Land Skating Center and then Robbinsville Township in the afternoon.
Ross Colton grew up in Robbinsville and played hockey locally for Mercer Chiefs at Ice-Land and Princeton Day School before being drafted into the NHL with the Tampa Bay Lightning and was in his rookie year when he scored the only goal in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals clinching the cup for Tampa Bay. Tampa Bay Lightning
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Recently the employees of Lifetime Brands in Robbinsville held a fundraiser with the proceeds benefiting local first responders. We are greatly appreciative of this gesture and are grateful for the support from Lifetime Brands and their staff. Lifetime Brands ... See MoreSee Less
🇺🇸Independence Day🇺🇸 is this Sunday. We understand that fireworks are often used to celebrate the 4th of July holiday and recommend leaving them to the professionals. For those who plan on celebrating with fireworks during the holiday we recommend taking a few minutes to view the attached video. Please remember that aerial fireworks are still illegal in New Jersey.
Have a safe 4th of July!!
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RTFD Squad 40 is currently operating on a multi-alarm fire in Hamilton at the Home Depot on Route 130. ... See MoreSee Less
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Head On Crash Sends 2 To The Hospital In Robbinsville
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–The Robbinsville Township Police Department received 9-1-1 calls reporting a crash in the 1300 Block of Old York at 6:31 p.m. on Tuesday, 6/23. The Robbinsville Police Department, Robbinsville Fire Department and EMS responded to the scene of the head on crash. Robbinsville EMS and firefighters treated the injured on scene and requested an additional ambulance from Allentown for assistance. Two people were transported to local hospitals with non-life-threating injuries.
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Is that Ryan?
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.
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Thank God he was alright.🙏
Well you KNOW how crazy and impulsive East Windsor men can be...
Amazing that you help us all though bad times I liked it
Cool. Surprised he got between the lines on either side
Lisa Kurlander-Evanko Gene Evanko
That’s the road we used to take going to work remember them airplane landing spots it’s around there Jordyn Addison Lussane Sackor
Kelly Keke Szwed Cheryl Pater Szwed
Wow! Fortunate no one on the ground was hurt. Good job first responders.
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
Great Job!!!!!! You are the best of the best! We are so lucky in Robbinsville to have you all!
I hate when that happens
Tell me that’s not a fireman spraying water on the electric lines wow
Right down the centerline...
Almost made it to the airport
Hazel Benscoter, did you see this?
Cool paint job.
Wow, imagine driving down the road and seeing that staring you in the face?!! Glad no one was hurt.
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
Condolences from Wrightstown Vol. Fire Co.
Prayers to his family- and thank you for his service
Jimmy was a great man. He will be sorely missed by many. R.I.P. you have been a good friend.
Rest in peace, Brother
Rest In Peace!!
RIP Jim. 🙏🏻🙏🏻 🙏🏻
He was a true friend of our company
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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It was very windy last night. I had difficulty keeping my SUV in lane. Wonder if a gust hit the truck?
So sad 😞
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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Another car carrier?
Hope the driver got out ok.
Good job boys 🇺🇸 🚒 👍🏻
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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