Day: July 1, 2021

I-195 Ramp Accident, One Minor Injury Reported In Robbinsville

July 1, 2021

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.

NJ State Police is investigating the crash.

No other details were available.

Mayor Jeff Martin, Fire Chief Richard Kraemer unveil Hamilton Township Fire Division Plaque

July 1, 2021

By: Tyler Eckel

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 Police Seek Information About $10K Damage To Community Park

July 1, 2021

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

NJ Task Force One Deploys To Surfside, Miami, Florida For Building Collapse

July 1, 2021

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)

Yesterday’s story about the deployment: BREAKING: NJ’s Task Force 1 Called To Respond To Miami- Surfside, FL Building Collapse

New Jersey Task Force 1 Deploys to Miami

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.

#ReadyNJ #surfside #miami #searchandrescue

Learn more about NJ-TF1 at

State of New Jersey

New Jersey State Police

FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency

UPDATE: Person Rescued From Barnegat Bay After Jumping From Route 37 Bridge

July 1, 2021–updated

Photos by: Ryan Mack, Jersey Shore Fire Response

TOMS RIVER, NJ (OCEAN)–Police told 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.