Excessive Heat Warning!

 

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for the South Jersey area from June 20th-22nd, 2012. With heat indices predicted to be at or above 100˚ in South Jersey, it is important to be mindful of activities during your time outdoors.

We would like to share the following Red Cross safety tips for coping with the high temperatures:

  • Dress for the heat. Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing. Light colors will reflect away some of the sun's energy. It is also a good idea to wear hats or to use an umbrella.
  • Drink water. Carry water or juice with you and drink continuously even if you do not feel thirsty. Avoid alcohol and caffeine, which dehydrate the body. Avoid using salt tablets unless directed to do so by a physician.
  • Eat small meals and eat more often. Avoid high-protein foods, which increase metabolic heat.
  • Slow down. Avoid strenuous activity. If you must do strenuous activity, do it during the coolest part of the day, which is usually in the morning between 4 and 7 a.m.
  • Stay indoors when possible. If air-conditioning is not available, stay on the lowest floor out of the sunshine. Remember that electric fans do not cool, they simply circulate the air.
  • Be a good neighbor. During heat waves, check in on elderly residents in your neighborhood and those who do not have air conditioning.
  • Learn Red Cross first aid and CPR.

Know What These Heat-Related Terms Mean:

Heat cramps: Heat cramps are muscular pains and spasms due to heavy exertion. Although heat cramps are the least severe, they are an early signal that the body is having trouble with the heat.


Heat exhaustion: Heat exhaustion typically occurs when people exercise heavily or work in a hot, humid place where body fluids are lost through heavy sweating. Blood flow to the skin increases, causing blood flow to decrease to the vital organs. This results in a form of mild shock. If not treated, the victim may suffer heat stroke. Signals of heat exhaustion include cool, moist, pale flushed or red skin; heavy sweating; headache; nausea or vomiting; dizziness; and exhaustion. Body temperature will be near normal.

Heat stroke: Also known as sunstroke, heat stroke is life-threatening. The victim's temperature control system, which produces sweating to cool the body, stops working. The body temperature can rise so high that brain damage and death may result if the body is not cooled quickly. Signals include hot, red and dry skin; changes in consciousness; rapid, weak pulse; and rapid, shallow breathing. Body temperature can be very high—sometimes as high as 105 degrees.

General Care for Heat Emergencies:

Heat cramps or heat exhaustion: Get the person to a cooler place and have him or her rest in a comfortable position. If the person is fully awake and alert, give half a glass of cool water every 15 minutes. Do not let him or her drink too quickly. Do not give liquids that contain alcohol or caffeine. Remove or loosen tight clothing and apply cool, wet cloths, such as towels or sheets. Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number if the person refuses water, vomits or loses consciousness.

Heat stroke: Heat stroke is a life-threatening situation! Help is needed fast. Call 9-1-1 or your local emergency number. Move the person to a cooler place. Quickly cool the body. Immerse victim in a cool bath, or wrap wet sheets around the body and fan it. Watch for signals of breathing problems. Keep the person lying down and continue to cool the body any way you can. If the victim refuses water or is vomiting or there are changes in the level of consciousness, do not give anything to eat or drink.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.

 

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Special Operations Membership

Last year in a effort to expand our ever growing mission in the community the Tabernacle Rescue Squad added a new membership to our roles. This membership is called Special Operations. The primary responsibility of the Special Operations members of the Tabernacle Rescue Squad is to respond to all incidents within Tabernacle Township and surrounding communities in which our Heavy Rescue & Rehab trucks respond. These members are required to attend a minimum of 66 hours of initial training which is spread out over a one year period. This is far less training then compared to the initial training requirements for Firefighting (130 hrs) and Emergency Medical Technician (240 hrs) which normally takes place over a 6+/- month period. With the completion of this training members are allowed to perform functions at a motor vehicle collision that include but are not limited to vehicle extrication and Emergency Services Rehabilitation at the scene of emergency incidents. In addition to initial training our members are afforded the opportunity to take additional training in topics which may include but not be limited to rope rescue, trench rescue, confined space rescue, water rescue, and more. This training is provided to our members free of charge. We specifically designed this membership for people who would like to be involved in emergency services or help out their community but may not be interested in firefighting or providing emergency medical care. For more information about this membership please click here

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Parade & Open House

The Tabernacle Rescue Squad invites everyone to join us on Saturday, June 16, 2012 from 9:45 am - 2:00 pm for a parade and open house at the Tabernacle Rescue Squad Station 439. To commemorate the relocation of Station 439 from Hawkins Road to New Road the Tabernacle Rescue Squad will be hosting a parade that will begin at the former Hawkins Road station and end at the New Road station (See Route Map Below). The parade is set to begin at 9:45 a.m. with a building dedication ceremony to follow the conclusion of the parade. 

Following the conclusion of the ceremonies the squad will be holding an open house with activities that include: car cutting exhibition, ambulance displays, building tours, and more. Light refreshments will be provided.

In conjunction with this event the Township will be holding its second annual Volunteer Day at the Tabernacle Elementary School. This event includes displays and information about all the volunteer organizations in Tabernacle Township.

Both events will take place rain or shine.

We hope to see you there!!!

Any squads/departments wishing to participate in the parade please click here to RSVP.

For more information about the parade or open house call the Tabernacle Rescue Squad at (609) 268-0671.

 

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Building Dedication Huge Success


Saturday June 16, 2012 As the flag at 81 Hawkins Road was lowered one last time and turned over to Tabernacle Twp committee members, Tears of joy and sadness marked the beginning and the end of an era. Members of the Tabernacle Rescue Squad and mutual aid companies paraded as a unit from the former Station 439 to the new emergency services building at 134 New Road. Once the parade was complete and everyone had arrived at the new emergency services building the Tabernacle Rescue Squad held a joint building dedication ceremony. The ceremony featured many speakers including Chief George Jackson III, Mayor Richard Franzen, Deputy Mayor Kim Brown, Committeeman Stephen Lee, IV,  and Freeholder Joseph Howarth. After the remarks were complete the plaque was revealed the building was officially dedicated. With the ceremonies complete the building was opened to the public. All the vehicles were opened for display and the building was opened for tours.  A great time was had by all that attended. We would like to thank the everyone who came out to join us. If it was not for the support from all of you, this project would not have been completed. 

Photos soon

 

Seneca Class 2012

June 13th, 2012 Today several members marked an important step in their life as they graduated from Seneca High School. We would like to congratulate Cassie Karle, Stephnie Ellor, Cuyler Vena, and the rest of the class of 2012 on their accomplishment and wish them the best of luck as they continue on life’s journey.

 

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Rehab Responds to Springfield

Monday June 11, 2012 Shortly after 6:30pm, Rehab 439 was dispatched to 105 Columbus Jobstown Road in Springfield on the second alarm dwelling fire.  Chief 2130 had arrived on location and found a 2 1/2 story single family dwelling with heavy fire in the second floor and rear. The fire quickly progressed throughout the home and command requested the second alarm as well as a tender strike team due to the lack of fire hydrants.  Rehab 4399 arrived and was placed in a neighbors driveway. The crew from 4399 setup the rehab equipment on the neighbors front lawn and stood-by until being released by command. This fire took a tragic turn however when the body of the homeowner was located inside the home. The Tabernacle Rescue Squad would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of the victim as well as the Springfield & Plainsboro Fire Companies for their loss. The cause of the fire is under investigation.


 

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2016
CALL STATISTICS
JANUARY  61
FEBRUARY  70 
MARCH  74 
APRIL  71 
MAY  78 
JUNE  74 
JULY  101 
AUGUST  73 
SEPTEMBER  71 
OCTOBER  99 
NOVEMBER  77 
DECEMBER   
YTD  849

 

2015
CALL STATISTICS
JANUARY  85
FEBRUARY  73 
MARCH  71 
APRIL  68 
MAY  73 
JUNE  157 
JULY  63 
AUGUST  70 
SEPTEMBER  77 
OCTOBER  68 
NOVEMBER  85 
DECEMBER  73 
YTD  983

 

 

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