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Ewing Township Moves to Realign its Fire Department

Release date: 9/16/2017

Ewing Township is realigning its Fire Department through the additional hire of career firefighters to staff Pennington Road Fire House 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Ewing Township's career EMS already operates out of Pennington Road Fire House round-the-clock. Ewing Township's other two fire houses, Prospect Heights Fire Company and West Trenton Fire Company, will remain volunteer stations that are supplemented by career staff during the day.

"This realignment of our Fire Department and the hiring of additional firefighters will enhance our 24-hour fire coverage. As Mayor and Public Safety Director, I have an obligation to provide our first responders with the best equipment and appropriate staffing levels to keep our residents safe," said Mayor Bert Steinmann.

Ewing Township was awarded a FEMA SAFER grant in August that will be used to partially offset the cost of the additional firefighters. The grant will save Ewing tax payers over $1,000,000 dollars.

"I want to make it clear that Ewing Township fully intends on continuing our current fire system which is a combination of career and volunteer firefighters. There will always be a place for volunteer firefighters in Ewing Township's fire service," added Steinmann.

"I am grateful for the service of all of our past and present volunteer firefighters. I'm confident they will continue to work side by side with our career firefighters in their shared goal of protecting Ewing residents," concluded Steinmann.

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