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 is currently staffed by a total of 17 career firefighters overseen by a Career Fire Chief and 4 Career Captains. The Department performs fire suppression, inspection and rescue duties.
Additionally, Basic Life Support Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for the Township of Robbinsville is 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, Scholastic Book Fairs, Mattress Firm, Bohren’s United Van Lines, Suburban Propane, Amerigas, Longchamp USA, Jack Morton Worldwide, Bind-Rite Graphics, La-Z-Boy and CCL Label.
2 days ago
May 28, 2019 from 5pm-9pm please come out to the fundraiser at Friendly’s to support the fire victims of Andover Glen. ... See MoreSee Less
3 days ago
Robbinsville Dedicates Parking Spaces to Veterans at Four Township Buildings
Robbinsville Township has designated one parking space for active and retired veterans at its Municipal Building, Senior Center, Police Department and Fire Department.
The brainchild of Robbinsville resident Regina Arcuri, a longtime supporter of the military, fire, police and other first responders, the dedicated parking space will be available to any active or retired member of each of the United States’ branches of service.
Ms. Arcuri, along with Business Administrator Joy Tozzi, members of Township Council and American Legion Post 530, Police and Fire, unveiled the Municipal Building location on Thursday, May 23.
"We can not thank Regina enough for her tireless dedication and love for our military, our veterans and all of our first responders,” Mayor Fried said. “The Memorial Day weekend is a time to reflect on the tremendous sacrifice made by others so that we may enjoy precious time with family and friends. No amount of thanks will ever be enough, but we hope this small token of appreciation reflects our eternal gratitude to those who gave, and continue to give, their lives for this great country.”
Additional photos by Dennis Symons. ... See MoreSee Less
4 days ago
Have you ever noticed these signs on buildings and wondered what they are? These signs are for the safety of your local firefighters.
The triangular sign with an F, R, or F/R signify the presence of floor trusses, roof trusses, or both in a building. Truss construction is known to fail rapidly when exposed to fire conditions which can injure or kill firefighters while suppressing a fire.
The PV sign in a maltese cross signify the presence and general location of solar panels. These signs were recently adopted as the standard in NJ. Solar panels present special hazards to firefighting.
Additional fire prevention information may be found at:
robbinsvillefire.org/fire-prevention-bureau/ ... See MoreSee Less
1 week ago
Several residents of Andover Place were unfortunately affected by a multiple alarm fire which resulted in severe damage to their homes this afternoon. Firefighters from the Robbinsville Fire Department and multiple surrounding fire, EMS, and support agencies were able to bring the fire under control in a short amount of time while limiting further damage to adjacent homes. We would like to thank those who responded to assist.
There have been inquiries with regard to assisting those affected by the incident. All residents of the building have made arrangements for housing in the near term. Foxmoor Homeowners Association is working with the residents and we suggest those wishing to assist contact the association directly, as they can better facilitate individual needs.Multiple fire agencies battled a second alarm blaze at an apartment unit on the block of Andover Place in Robinsville. The fire started just before 4:00 PM and was placed under control around 4:30 PM. It is unknown if there were any injuries. ... See MoreSee Less
Isn't this near where Deb Fisher lived?
Yesterday members of Robbinsville Professional Firefighters Association and IAFF Local 3610 West Windsor Professional Firefighters attended a K-9 First Aid Class given by North Star Vets. The class will help us be better prepared to render first aid care to both our law enforcement K-9 partners and regular pets in need of care as a result of a fire or other type of accident. Thank you North Star Vets for a very informative class. ... See MoreSee Less
Always training. Today members of C-platoon spent the morning training on roof ventilation in a structure soon to be demolished. ... See MoreSee Less
RHS SENIOR SAFETY & AWARENESS DAY
The Robbinsville Fire Department hosted hands-on fire extinguisher training for outgoing seniors at RHS along with a fire safety presentation today. The event, which includes other aspects of safety/awareness provided by the Robbinsville Police Department and others as well, prepares students for post high school life by providing basic safety lessons. ... See MoreSee Less
1 month ago
Congratulations to Squad 40 “D” Platoon, who were awarded a meritorious service award tonight at the PFANJ Valor Awards. The platoon recieved the award in recognition for their response and actions during a motor vehicle rescue assignment on the New Jersey Turnpike on March 11, 2018. The platoon was met with a vehicle that had driven off the turnpike and landed approximately 20ft below resting on it’s side. The only access to the vehicle was via portable ground ladders. Once freed from the vehicle, a 5 to 1 haul system was built to bring the patient back up to the roadway for treatment. ... See MoreSee Less
No Butts About It. Cigarettes Cause Fires.
How you dispose of your cigarette butts may make all the difference. NEVER dispose of cigarette butts on the ground or in planters.
Cigarette butts are the number one item collected by the Robbinsville Clean Team during township cleanup events. This is an environmental issue and a fire hazard. Improper disposal of cigarette butts can cause fires involving any combustible material they come in contact with, such as mulch, brush, or your home.
The leading area of origin for home smoking fires in 2012-2016 was an exterior balcony or open porch (18%).
One in 20 home (5%) home structure fires were started by smoking materials. These fires caused almost one in four (23%) home fire deaths, and one in 10 (10%) home fire injuries. ... See MoreSee Less
Annually, we are losing approximately 100 firefighters in the line of duty. Being caught or trapped in structures contributes to this figure every year.
Every Robbinsville firefighter is equipped with their own individual personnel escape system that consists of an anchor hook, 50ft of rope, and an auto locking belay device. These systems allow a trained firefighter to exit a structure via window within seconds. Several times each year we train on these systems to remain proficient in deployment. ... See MoreSee Less
Train hard to stay safe!
Never stop learning
Nathaniel S. Bouchelle, 85, of Windsor, passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at Arcadia Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hamilton.
Born in Trenton, Nate was a lifelong area resident. He was discharged from the naval reserves after 33 years and retired after 39 years of service with the New Jersey Turnpike Authority. Nate was a superintendent of Tantum Park in Robbinsville and a member of the recreation committee. He enjoyed his time as a volunteer fireman in Robbinsville for 30 years and served as the Fire Commissioner for 16 years. He was an avid bowler and participated on several bowling leagues throughout the years as well as helping coach both the Allentown and Robbinsville Little League Baseball.
Predeceased by his father, Nathaniel Bouchelle; his son, Dennis Bouchelle; his sisters, Reba VanHouton and Shirley Budassi and his brother, Charles Bouchelle; he is survived by his devoted wife of 66 years, Shirley (Weart) Bouchelle; his caring children, Deborah Frein and husband, Michael, and Ronald Bouchelle and wife, Rosemarie; his 8 loving grandchildren; 13 cherished great-grandchildren; 1 adored great-great-grandchild; his sister-in-law, Audrey Lawrence as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will begin on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. at the Saul Colonial Home, 3795 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square, NJ.
Interment will follow at Princeton Memorial Park in Robbinsville, NJ.
Visitation for family and friends will be held on Sunday, March 31, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Saul Colonial Home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Nate’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association by visiting In Memory Of at inmemof.org. ... See MoreSee Less
I’m so sorry for your loss.❤️🙏🏻
My cousin RIP
So sorry to hear of his passing my thoughts and prayers are the family
Sorry for your loss
Sorry for your family's loss. Take care.
Rest In Peace
I'm so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. 😢
Thank you for your service and May you Rest In Peace
Warmest respect and condolences for The Bouchelle Family and your loved ones.
Sorry for your loss Thoughts an Prayers to you an your Family 🙏✝️🕊
Sorry for your loss 🙏
Took care of him for many years with Shirley coming daily. He went peacefully with family at his side. RIP. Condolences to family & friends
Rest In Peace Nate, one of the nicest men I've ever met!
Rest In Peace! I remember him well!
What an awesome man to have known. Such a gentleman. RIP Nate.
Great loss. Kind and gentle. Rest In Peace.
Godspeed Brother! A great story and local connection. Julie Vincenti very sorry for your family’s loss.
What a big loss. Nate was a great guy and will be missed. RIP.
Rest In Peace Nate.
I’m so sorry for your loss and sending prayers to family. He was very nice person and funny. I know him and his wife Shirley and family for long time.
Rest in peace
RIP Nate. thank you for your service.. I will always remember good times We had at the fire house Blue skies. 💙
Sorry to hear this. Rest Easy brother
Thank you for all of your service sir. Rest In Peace
The job of fighting fires and responding to emergency situations is one of the most dangerous and physically demanding professions. More firefighters die every year of cardiac related events than any other cause.
The RTFD mandates through our Wellness and Fitness Initiative that all department staff participate in a physical fitness activity during their work hours as part of their daily activities. Our department has been fortunate in obtaining training and equipment provided by grant funds, the support of Robbinsville Township Administration, and equipment purchased by the Robbinsville Professional Firefighters Association - IAFF Local 3786
To help improve the safety, performance, and quality of life of personnel in the fire service, the Peer Fitness Trainer (PFT) Certificate was developed by the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC). Our program is led by Eric Guglielmo, Jason Palmer, and Chuck Savoca. All three are certified Peer Fitness Trainers. ... See MoreSee Less
Training in buildings that are set to be demolished offer firefighters an excellent opportunity to train in a safe environment that can be very realistic.
Generally, when we receive permission to train at these locations from the owner, we begin with non destructive training in order to keep the building in good condition for as long as possible. This allows all of our crews multiple opportunities to train. These types of non destructive trainings can include search
techniques, firefighter rescue, hose line advancement, and firefighter survival.
Once demolition approaches, we then begin more destructive training. This usually occurs the last week before demolition. Examples of this training include vertical ventilation, flowing hose lines inside the structure, and wall breaching. These training opportunities give firefighters the chance to perform tasks on real buildings that usually can only be completed when a building is on fire.
Currently, Robbinsville Firefighters have permission to train in two structures that are set to be demolished. The old Windsor School and a single family dwelling on Church St.
Below are a few pictures that were taken yesterday of the on duty crew building/testing props that we will use for training scenarios as well as making some modifications to insure our members are as safe as possible while conducting training.
If you see the crew at one of these locations training feel free to stop by and chat with us. We will be more then happy to discuss what we are training on and why. ... See MoreSee Less
SMOKE/CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS FOR RESIDENTS WITH HEARING LOSS
The RTFD has a limited supply of smoke detectors and Carbon Monoxide detectors for residents with hearing loss. These detectors provide a visual strobe as a warning indicator. Residents who could use this type of detector are urged to contact the fire department to arrange pickup or installation.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org ... See MoreSee Less
Odor of Smoke
The New Jersey Forest Fire Service and Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst are conducting controlled burns today. Expect to see and smell smoke this evening. ... See MoreSee Less
I’m glad to hear it’s intentional—it’s very smoky out!
Ahhh.. was wondering.. thank you! Glad all are safe!
It's awful by me, thanks for information!
Good old Prescribed burning