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.
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More Federal Aid Coming to Robbinsville Fire Department
Robbinsville firefighters will receive a federal grant to purchase thermal imaging cameras that protect first responders and help them protect the public, said Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04) today.
“This $22,805 grant will help pay for two thermal imaging cameras that can provide life-saving information in a smoke and fire-filled environment,” Smith said. “The funding comes from the Operations and Safety grant program, which Congress created to help communities equip their firefighters and EMS.
“Our firefighters rush into burning houses and buildings that other people are fleeing from,” stated Smith (NJ-04). “As they go into harm’s way, they need tools to protect their lives in dangerous, potentially deadly conditions. These cameras give firefighters the ability to operate under conditions of poor visibility, including searching for victims, pinpointing the location of the fire, and avoiding obstacles.”
Eighteen firefighters are employed by the municipality to serve the 20-square-mile township’s estimated 14,000-plus residents. The cameras will replace current older equipment that has become difficult to service.
The Operations and Safety Grant comes from the Department of Homeland Security's FY 2020 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The grant is administered by the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in cooperation with the U.S. Fire Administration.
The Robbinsville Township Fire Department, Mayor Fried, Chief Schaffener, and Robbinsville Township Administration released a statement thanking Congressman Smith for assistance and support during the application process.
“Without the direct support of our application and the overall program support of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program by Congressman Smith, our department would be faced with difficult realities regarding the safety of our firefighters and residents,” the statement read. “The benefits of this award for our department and local residents is immeasurable.”
Earlier this summer Robbinsville was awarded an AFG supplemental grant (AFG-S) to buy personnel protective equipment (PPE) to respond to the pandemic and support community resilience. That grant of $14,329 allowed the Robbinsville Township Fire Department to purchase 65 respirators and filters, 45 reusable coveralls and 75 reusable goggles, as well as disposable PPE, including 750 isolation gowns and 3,000 surgical masks.
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BREAKING: Another Fatal Accident On I-195, 3rd Death In Less Than Week On Hamilton Highways
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–New Jersey State Police spokesperson Trooper Alejandro Goez told MidJersey.News that an accident happened at 5:36 pm on 195 East Bound at Exit 5B. A Hyundai sedan went off the road into the woods and there is one confirmed fatality.
Trooper Goez said that the exit ramp is currently shut down for the accident investigation.
The Hamilton Township Fire Department, Robbinsville Township Fire Department, RWJ EMS, Capital Health Paramedics responded to the scene.
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The RTFD has responded to several fire incidents recently involving the improper disposal of oily rags used in the home during home projects or renovations. These incidents have caused serious property damage or without fire department intervention could have resulted in property loss.
Disposal of Oily Rags / Spontaneous Combustion of Oily Rags
Do-it-yourself projects often involve using products with high VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) which makes them flammable. Examples of these products are oil-based paints and stains, varnishes, polyurethane, paint thinners, etc. Oily rags have a long history of being a source of fire because of their ability to spontaneously combust (when improperly disposed) and catch fire after being soaked with these products.
How to Dispose of Oily Rags
Oil or gas-soaked rags should be safely disposed of after use using two steps:
•Hang them outside to dry in a safe area or spread them out flat, making sure they are weighted down outdoors. They should not be in a pile.
•Once they are dry they should be disposed of properly.
◾Anyone who uses oily rags on a daily or weekly basis, the oily rags should be placed in a listed oil waste container and emptied by a private contractor.
◾For a less frequent user, the now dry oily rags should be stored in a small, airtight, non-combustible (such as metal) container with a tight fitting lid. An old paint can is a good example. The rags should be completely covered with a solution of water and an oil breakdown detergent. Do not add any other combustible material (materials that can catch fire).
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TY....2 explosive garage fires on Richardson this summer. Fortunately no one perished.
After putting the dry rags in a paint can with the water and detergent, how do we dispose of it? I don’t think the garbage will take any closed paint cans. Thanks.
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so sorry for your loss. Glad they got there so fast!
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.
**THERE ARE SEVERAL POSITIONS POTENTIALLY AVAILABLE DURING THE CERTIFICATION PERIOD OF THIS LIST**
Application packets containing all details and requirements may be downloaded during the recruitment period noted below at:
www.robbinsvillefire.org (Reports / Forms) or
www.robbinsville-twp.org (Residents / Employment Opportunities - Direct link to application packet noted in comments)
Open – Monday, August 10, 2020 at 7:00 a.m.
Closed – Monday, August 24, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.
Completed applications must be submitted by the applicant in person during the noted application period at the address below. In an effort to limit personal contact with staff, candidates will 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
Date – Tuesday, September 8, 2020
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS / EDUCATION
Graduation from high school, vocational high school, or possession of an approved high school equivalency certificate.
Must be of good moral character; never convicted of any criminal offense involving moral turpitude, an offense involving dishonesty, or a crime of the third degree or above.
Applicants must be eligible for enrollment in the New Jersey Police and Firemen’s Retirement System (PFRS). Applicant’s age must not be less than 18 or one day past their 35th birthday as of the official date of hire. Once an applicant has met the definition of veteran for pension purposes, certain periods of military service may be used as an exception to the age requirement. Certain periods of military service may be used on a one-for-one basis to “reduce” one’s age for hire. Criteria for this exception are subject to current guidelines specified by the New Jersey Division of Pensions and Benefits.
NOTE: Age limitation does not apply to those who are already members of the Police and Fire Retirement System of New Jersey.
NOTE: When applicants have reached their 35th birthday, they are considered to be over 35 years of age.
Must be a citizen of the United States and resident of the State of New Jersey.
MINIMUM CERTIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
-One (1) year prior experience as a Firefighter.
-New Jersey State Firefighter 1.
-New Jersey State Emergency Medical Technician and/or NREMT w/ current CPR.
**National Registry Emergency Medical Technician – You will be required to contact the Department of Health Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) to confirm that your current certification fulfills the requirement for NJ EMT certification if hired**
-Hazardous Materials Operations.
-Basic Incident Command System I-200 and/or Incident Management Level 1.
Appointees will be required to possess a valid New Jersey driver’s license at the time of appointment.
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Direct Link to Application Packet: cms5.revize.com/revize/robbinsville/document_center/ROBBINSVILLE%20TOWNSHIP%20FIRE%20DEPARTMENT%2... NOTE: SUBMITTED APPLICATIONS MUST BE 100% COMPLETE WITH ALL REQUESTED DOCUMENTATION. APPLICATIONS WITH ANY ITEMS MISSING WILL BE DISCARDED WITH NO OPPORTUNITY PROVIDED TO CORRECT ANY ISSUES. WE RECOMMEND THAT APPLICANTS ARE DILIGENT IN THIS AREA. For those inquiring about salary: The salary can change when the contract is renegotiated. There are currently no open positions. This is a 4 year list for the future so the starting salary was not noted in the documentation. As of today the starting salary is $66,300. **THERE ARE SEVERAL POSITIONS POTENTIALLY AVAILABLE DURING THE CERTIFICATION PERIOD OF THIS LIST**
I have a question, i am very interested in applying, but I am on a FEMA deployment at the moment untill at least the 24th. Is there any way I can still apply?
Timmy Sharpley Jr.
Myles Wolf Pack Ackerson
Portable generators are internal combustion engines used to generate electricity and are commonly used following a disaster. Portable generators offer convenience but can be dangerous if used incorrectly. Engine exhaust from a generator contains carbon monoxide, a poisonous gas that could kill you in minutes. Even if you do not smell exhaust fumes, you could still be exposed to carbon monoxide gas.
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Firefighters Battle Heat And Flames At Two Structure Fires in Robbinsville
ROBBINSVILLE TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)—The Robbinsville Township Fire Department and surrounding departments were busy with two structure fires in the township this afternoon in hot humid conditions with temperatures in the 90s.
The first 9-1-1 call was received by the Robbinsville Township Police Department at 12:14 pm reporting a “shed fire” in the 300 Block of Edgebrook Road. Upon arrival police and firefighters found a pole barn with heavy smoke and fire. An “all hands” sending a full first alarm was sent including tankers since that is a non-fire hydrant area of the township. Mutual aid was dispatched from Hamilton Township Fire Department, Hope Fire Company of Allentown, Millstone Township Fire Department, Chesterfield Fire Department and East Windsor Fire Company.
As Robbinsville firefighters were still on scene at the first fire on Edgebrook Road helping with the investigation and overhaul another fire was reported on Richardson Road almost exactly an hour later.
At 1:15 pm the Robbinsville Township Police 9-1-1 dispatcher received several calls reporting a fire in the 100 block of Richardson Road between Stanley and Lambert Lane. The West Windsor Fire Department was covering Robbinsville Township and responded to the scene and reported a garage fire. Hamilton Township Fire Department and Hope Fire Company of Allentown was returning or just returned from the first fire and responded to the scene.
Firefighters pulled 1 ¾ hand lines and hooked to a hydrant right in front of the home and quickly brought the fire under control.
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Thank you to all the firemen, volunteers, neighbors and all involved who took care of our garage fire and saving our home. No words could even express the gratitude that we have for all of you. We are all save🙏🏻🙏🏻
Thank you all. Glad no one was seriously injured!
Great stop by RFD today
Thank you RFD and RPD
Good job by all
The RTFD, with the assistance of several neighboring fire departments, are currently operating at the scene of two structure fires within Robbinsville Township. Both incidents were reported roughly one hour apart and have been brought under control. More information to follow. ... See MoreSee Less
Horse Rescue On NJ Turnpike
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–At 12:23 the Robbinsville Township Fire Department and the East Windsor First Aid Squad along with the NJ State Police were sent to Mile Marker 63.1 south bound for a horse stuck in a trailer. The horse became stuck while the towing vehicle became separated from the trailer and the horse jumped over a retainer bar inside the trailer causing the horse to be stuck.
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Large Amount Of Bales On Fire In Robbinsville
ROBBINSVILLE TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–At 5:19 pm the Hope Fire Company of Allentown and the Robbinsville Township Fire Department were dispatched to a large amount of straw bales on fire. The fire was located at Old York Road between Sharon and Herbert Roads.
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5 Injured On NJ Turnpike 3 Trauma Alerts, 2 BLS Type Injuries
ROBBINSVILLE TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–The Robbinsville Township Fire Department was dispatched to the New Jersey Turnpike mile marker 62.9 north bound outer lanes for a serious accident at 7:20 pm. Mutual aid was called from Hightstown Fire Company and additional ambulances called from East Windsor, Allentown First Aid Squad, Hamilton RWJ EMS, Capital Health and Mercer County Paramedics all responded to the scene.
Initial reports are that a total of 5 were injured with 3 of those being serious trauma alerts, and 2 basic life support injures.
Full story: MidJersey.news
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My thoughts and prayers with everyone involved 🙏🙏🙏
Prayers for all.
Madilyn, who was the first winner of the fire department trading card contest, stopped by the firehouse with a gift to show her support for the firefighters today. We would like to thank her for the thoughtful gift.
In March the RTFD and the Robbinsville Professional Firefighters Association - IAFF Local 3786 provided a memorable experience when Madilyn and her mom Alisha were picked up at home and given a ride in a fire engine to Sharon Elementary School by our on duty firefighters. Madilyn was escorted to her classroom and was also awarded our first prize after collecting all of our department trading cards.
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Robbinsville Firefighters Participate In Specialized Tactical Emergency Training
Robbinsville Township Fire Department’s A-platoon joined other agencies from across the state in Allentown NJ and attended a tactical EMS course this past weekend.
This class incorporates combat style military care and civilian EMS operations to prepare responders to respond to Active Shooter/Hostile Incidents as part of a Rescue Task Force concept.
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Never stop learning
Another NJTP incident occurred this morning in the area of Exit 7A. There were no injuries and the vehicle was extinguished quickly.
We see the comments asking “why are there so many vehicle fires and accidents on the Turnpike” amongst other similar questions. The basic answer to this question is simply vehicle volume. The greater amount of vehicles traveling through an area the greater chances of a fire or other emergency occurring. Traffic density and other factors all play a roll.
The NJTP is one of the busiest limited access highways in the United States. It is a major artery in the Northeast that allows for not only the movement of people but large volumes of goods.
Full story with pictures and video MidJersey.news
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Glad no one was hurt but really think 7 needs to be saged or something.
Glad to hear he finally found a home!Wow wow wow! Learned earlier today that this handsome fella - Boomer - was just adopted after searching for his forever home for nearly SIX YEARS! So many people involved to make this happen - especially his special volunteer Nicole who spent so many of her weekends with him for years. My thanks to the Robbinsville Township Fire Department for allowing us to visit in 2018 and spend an afternoon romping through the house and with the staff and some equipment. Absolutely thrilled to hear about this and that this wonderful boy found his forever people. ... See MoreSee Less
He found a great home with Robbinsville
Thank you to whoever adopted him!❤❤
I remember the day he came by!! So glad he found a home
Vehicle Crashes Through Fence Overturns Under Electric Transmission Tower In Robbinsville
ROBBINSVILLE TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Just before 5:30 am the New Jersey State Police and The Robbinsville Township Fire Department were on scene of a motor vehicle crash this morning at mile marker 63 north bound. The vehicle left the roadway near the Sharon Road overpass and traveled a great distance before overturning and coming to rest on its roof under a PSE&G electric transmission tower.
Full Story Below:
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Robbinsville is going crazy
Well Involved Car Fire NJ Turnpike Near Exit 7A
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–Robbinsville and Bordentown Township firefighters responded to a car fire on the NJ Turnpike at mile marker 60.1 north bound inner roadway just before Exit 7A at 4:06 pm. The car was engulfed in fire on arrival and firefighters extinguished the vehicle within minutes.
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Seems like you are dealing with Turnpike car fires a few times a week lately. Glad everyone is safe.
You’re right, car fire.
Car Crashes Into Foxmoor Townhome
Full Story MidJersey.news
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–Around noon today a vehicle lost control when it backed into a vehicle then lunged forward across the parking area crashing into a townhome on Devon Court in Foxmoor. No serious injuries were reported but the front of the home was heavily damaged. ... See MoreSee Less
How does this even happen??? So crazy!! Happy to hear no one was seriously injured. Those poor homeowners though ☹️
Thank God no one was hurt and our First Responders of RTPD and RTFD were available to help! How scary to have a car in your house.
I’m so thankful there were no serious injuries. Thank you for your quick response.
He reversed into a neighbors car and then panicked and hit the gas. Its a elderly person.
Unbelievable that no one was seriously injured! Prayers for all involved! 🙏
Hope everyone is safe 🙏
Thank God no one was seriously hurt.
Prayers everyone is safe
Catherine Baker Colavita
Michael Jones Corey Snedeker Evelyn Jarosz-Tochman looks familiar
Melissa Shifman Savoy did u see this
Brandi Lee DiStephano 🤦🏼♀️
Annette Eresia Stewart
Heard the radio traffic on this accident
Kathy Kononenko... Near you at all??