Thursday, February 26, 2015 – The RTFD recently placed in service a new fire engine (Squad 40) which replaced an engine that had been in service for 19 years. The engine removed from service was a 1996 Pierce Quantum engine that was at the end of its useful life with our department. We initially intended to sell the engine but after some discussion and research found that the old fire engine held little monetary value. The old engine was used extensively over the last 19 years and served Robbinsville Township and the RTFD well. We were made aware that Hunterdon County Fire Academy was in need of a used fire engine for their training facility. They expressed interest if we were willing to donate the old Robbinsville engine (actually sell it for $1) to use for training evolutions at their academy when instructing future and current firefighters. The Mayor, Business Administrator, and the Fire Chief agreed that donating the engine to Hunterdon County Fire Academy was the best use for the asset and in the end would assist the fire academy in meeting their needs. Township council passed a resolution last month to sell the engine for $1 to Hunterdon County and it was picked up today by William Powell (in the pictures) from the Fire Academy. We wish them luck and hope the engine serves the academy and the firefighters well. Special thanks to Robbinsville Township Administration, Mayor Fried, and Township Council for allowing the department to facilitate this endeavor.