Robbinsville mayor excited about fire safety grant

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

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.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

A bacterial infection known as leptospirosis is affecting 1 Bacterial infection affecting dogs in New Jersey
A scuffle broke out following the hearing of 2 Scuffle breaks out following hearing of 2 accused in Paterson murder
One of those accused is Eric Seaberg, who 3 5 accused of stealing Superstorm Sandy relief funds
Organizers say they are still accepting memorabilia and 4 'Remembering World War I Project' works to preserve history
The incident occurred around 11 a.m. at the 5 2-car crash topples fire hydrant, floods Clark shopping district

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE