ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–Around 2:07 p.m. the Robbinsville Township Police received a 9-1-1 call for a car off the roadway on I-195 West Bound at mile marker 7.4 with reported injuries. Robbinsville Township Fire Department and EMS responded as well as NJ State Police. Minor injuries were reported it was unclear if any needed transport to the hospital.
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP (MERCER)– This morning, Hamilton Mayor Jeff Martin along with Hamilton Fire Chief Richard Kraemer unveiled the Hamilton Township Fire Division plaque.
The Hamilton Township Fire Division was established on January 1, 2021. Previously, Hamilton consisted of nine independent Fire Districts governed by five elected commissioners with their own individual budgets. After a lot of long, hard work, the fire departments consolidated and became the Hamilton Township Fire Division funded by municipal taxes.
The plaque is dedicated to all those involved in the process of the consolidation.
WEST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–The West Windsor Police Department is actively investigating approximately $10,000.00 in Criminal Mischief to the West Windsor Community Park Cricket Pitch. The hooligan(s) used unknown means to cause substantial damage to the center Cricket Pitch rendering the area as unplayable sometime between Tuesday 6/22/2021 and Wednesday 6/23/2021. The WWPD is soliciting any assistance you may be able to provide in bringing those responsible to justice.
Please feel free to contact WWPD at (609) 799-1222, our Anonymous Tip Line at (609) 799-0452
WALL TOWNSHIP, NJ (MONMOUTH)–The NJ Urban Search And Rescue Task Force One has deployed to Surfside, Miami, Florida for a building collapse. The team left this morning around 6:45 a.m. and was spotted in Robbinsville, NJ at New Jersey Turnpike Exit 7A with a police escort en route to Florida.
Known locals responding and/or on the team are: Brad Ladislaw, Jay Ryan, Joe Flynn, Jeff Barlow from Hamilton Township Fire Department. Lt. Michael McMahon, Planning Team Manager, from West Windsor Police Department. Scott Cook, Rescue Specialist from West Windsor Fire & Emergency Services. Mike Yeh, Task Force Leader, Princeton Emergency & Safety Services-Princeton Junction Fire Company. Trenton Fire Department Battalion Chief Dave Smolka, Technical Search, Deputy Chief Anthony Moran, Safety, and Joe Szabo, Rescue Specialist. (list updated as we get it)
New Jersey Task Force 1 (NJ-TF1) has been activated as 1 of the 28 teams of the National Urban Search & Rescue (US&R) Response System and will be deploying tomorrow morning to assist with the rescue and recovery efforts resulting from the Champlain Tower Collapse.
NJ-TF1 is deploying as a Type 1 US&R Team consisting of 70 team members, in 21 technically skilled positions, and 10 ground support personnel. The team will be responding via; two crew carriers, three tractor-trailers, two box trucks, five F-450 crew trucks, two passenger vans, two K-9 units, two utility terrain vehicles, and a fleet service truck. A water rescue component of six boats with trailers and a water support trailer are also being deployed.
NJ-TF1 is deploying to a staging area in Miami, Florida. This will be the team’s eighth deployment as a FEMA US&R Team since 2016. The team has past experience in structural collapse from 9/11, Tropicana Hotel Parking Garage Collapse and the Hackensack Parking Garage Collapse among others.
NJOEM & NJ-TF1 continue to send our thoughts and prayers to everyone impacted by this deadly tragedy.
Our hearts go out to the brave first responders who are working around the clock in search of survivors. We’ll see you soon.
TOMS RIVER, NJ (OCEAN)–Police told MidJersey.news that on Thursday, July 1, 2021, at approximately 1:20 a.m., police and fire units were dispatched to the Mathis Bridge for a reported male that jumped into the bay. Officer Bartoshek threw the victim a life ring, which he refused. Toms River Fire company responded with their boat, along with officers Pinto and Elwood. The officers pulled the victim from the water and he was transported via ambulance to Community Medical Center for evaluation.