Robbinsville mayor excited about fire safety grant

ROBBINSVILLE - Robbinsville received a $700,000 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which Mayor David Fried says couldn't have come at a better time.

Mayor Fried says that Robbinsville is one of the fastest growing towns in Mercer County and that with 2 percent budget caps, it's difficult for the town to keep up.

With the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant, Mayor Fried says he plans on bringing in four full time firefighters. Fire Director John Archer says that could make a life or death difference.

Fried also says that if firefighters get laid off in Trenton, they will have jobs waiting for them in Robbinsville. If Trenton avoids layoffs, Fried says Robbinsville will offer the positions to other unemployed firefighters.

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