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.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Two state troopers came to the aid of 1 New Jersey state troopers help deliver baby on I-287
2 VIDEO: Brooklyn Botanic Garden to host annual Sakura Matsuri Festival
A high school girls lacrosse team 3 HS lacrosse team 'adopts' 8-year-old fighting brain cancer
Tamaj Lemmon has been charged with the murder 4 Arrest made in fatal weekend shooting in Paterson
Manta rays, dragons, octopuses and more littered the 5 Kite festival kicks off in Long Branch

advertisement | advertise on News 12


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.