9-11-01 - NEVER FORGET

As we approach the 11th anniversary of September 11th 2001, a horrific day that will forever be ingrained in our memories. We ask that you take some time to pause and remember those who perished that day during the attacks on our country, and offer your support to those who continue to fight to protect us and our freedoms that we value so much. 9-11 - NEVER FORGET



Rehab and Ambulance Respond to Shamong Dwelling Fire

Thursday July 27, 2012 Shortly after 7:00 P.M. Rehab 439 was dispatched as part of the working fire dispatch to 3 Minisink Trail in Shamong Twp for the dwelling fire. Chief 2800 was on location with heavy fire in the garage of a two story single family home. Rescue 4399, Rehab 4398, and Ambulance 4394 all responded on the assignment and upon arrival Rehab 4398 was setup on the front lawn of the home. The rehab rotated several of the first alarm companies in rehab and stood by until being released by command shortly before 8:30 pm.   

Photos: Ed Sheasley/George Gerber Jr.

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Paramedic Affiliate Training

July 27, 2012  At 6:30 P.M. today members of the Tabernacle Rescue Squad, Shamong EMS, and Lumberton Emergency Squad gathered at station 439 to participate in the Paramedic Affiliate program. This program covered the equipment and supplies carried by the Virtua Paramedics. In addition to the equipment the members were afforded the opportunity to participate in practicing starting an IV, intubating a patient, and hooking up the heart monitor. This was a great opportunity for everyone to learn so new skills and also how we can affectedly assist Virtua paramedics on the scene of calls. As you may or may not know the Virtua Paramedics are dispatched to any life threatening injury that occurs throughout Burlington County. A lot was learned and many members walked away with a new understanding of their role in assisting the paramedics.

Photos: David Klotz

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Annual Chicken Bar-B-Q

Members of the Tabernacle Rescue Squad would like to thank everyone who came out to support us at our Annual Chicken BBQ.  The BBQ was a huge success. We look forward to next years BBQ and hope everyone will come out once again to make it another huge success.

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Rehab Responds to Shamong Trailer Fire

Thursday, July 5, 2012  Shortly after 10:00 am, Tabernacle Rescue Squad was dispatched for Rehab 439 to respond to 6 Lenape Path in Shamong Twp on the working fire dispatch. Engine 2812 had arrived on location to find a 50 x 12 mobile home trailer with smoke showing and requested the "All companies in service". Rehab 4399 and Ambulance 4392 both responded on the assignment and upon arrival were directed to setup on Lenape Path near the fire building. The Rehab and Ambulance crews established the rehab sector and processed several crews before being released by command shortly before 12:00 pm.

Photos: Stephen Cramer


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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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