EMS Week Open House & Recruitment Night

Please join Tabernacle Rescue Squad on May 19 as we Celebrate National EMS Week with a Community Open House and Recruitment Night, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at our station, 134 New Road in the town of Tabernacle. Tour our building, learn about what we do and watch our volunteers demonstrate the use of life-saving techniques and equipment, including:

A live vehicle extrication demonstration
On-going CPR, rescue truck, and marine boats and equipment demonstrations and much much more..

We’ll also serve light refreshments and have giveaways, so mark your calendar for this fun and informative night!



Subcommittee Report



Monday evening at the Township Committee Meeting our Chief, George Jackson III, presented our response to the Report of the Public Safety Subcommittee. Both Mayor Lee and Deputy Mayor Yates indicated that they would be inviting the Chiefs and Presidents of the Rescue Squad and the Fire Company to the May township meeting to make presentations and take questions from the public.


We feel it is important for our community to have access to this information in order to be an active participant in such a critical community discussion. We have included both the response provided by Chief Jackson III Monday evening, and our response provided to the subcommittee upon their e-mailed request of us on 1/28/16. That request included: "Please provide any information regarding your idea on a future structure of emergency services and the township in writing by Sunday, January 30th. If you have a 5 year and 10 year long range plan for your respective organizations that would be helpful as well." We have also included the original email as well as the public safety report compiled by Mayor Lee and Deputy Mayor Yates for your review.


We thank you for your support Monday evening, and your continued support of our volunteers. We agreed whole heartedly with the assertion of the committee, that our volunteers are part of an exceptional agency and we look forward to being able to continue to provide our high level of patient centered Rescue and EMS to our residents.
‪#‎hometownsquad‬ ‪#‎themoreyouknow‬ ‪#‎standwithTRS‬


Click Here to view the Email Inquiry from the Subcommittee
       (Please note: a personal email address was redacted from this email)

Click Here to view our Letter in Response to the Subcommittee's Email Inquiry

Click Here to view the Subcommittee's Report dated March 2016

Click Here to view our Response to the Subcommittee's Report




February is Heart Disease Awareness Month

According to the the CDC "Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, but heart disease is preventable and controllable". This month we would like the time to remind everyone of the importance of maintianing a healthy heart. We have provided some tips below from the CDC on how to help prevent heart disease. 


One Step at a Time


As you begin your journey to better heart health, keep these things in mind:


  • Don't become overwhelmed. Every step brings you closer to a healthier heart.
  • Don't go it alone. The journey is more fun when you have company. Ask friends and family to join you.
  • Don't get discouraged. You may not be able to take all of the steps at one time. Get a good night's sleep and do what you can tomorrow.
  • Reward yourself. Find fun things to do to decrease your stress. Round up some colleagues for a lunchtime walk, join a singing group, or have a healthy dinner with your family or friends.

Plan for Prevention

Some health conditions and lifestyle factors can put people at a higher risk for developing heart disease. You can help prevent heart disease by making healthy choices and managing any medical conditions you may have.

  • Eat a healthy diet. Choosing healthful meal and snack options can help you avoid heart disease and its complications. Be sure to eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables—adults should have at least 5 servings each day. Eating foods low in saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol and high in fiber can help prevent high cholesterol. Limiting salt or sodium in your diet also can lower your blood pressure. For more information on healthy diet and nutrition, visit CDC's Nutrition and Physical Activity Program Web site andChooseMyPlate.govExternal Web Site Icon.
  • Maintain a healthy weight. Being overweight or obese can increase your risk for heart disease. To determine whether your weight is in a healthy range, doctors often calculate a number called the body mass index (BMI). Doctors sometimes also use waist and hip measurements to measure a person's body fat. If you know your weight and height, you can calculate your BMI at CDC's Assessing Your Weight Web site.
    • Exercise regularly. Physical activity can help you maintain a healthy weight and lower cholesterol and blood pressure. The Surgeon General recommends that adults should engage in moderate-intensity exercise for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. For more information, see CDC's Nutrition and Physical Activity Program Web site.
    • Monitor your blood pressure. High blood pressure often has no symptoms, so be sure to have it checked on a regular basis. You can check your blood pressure at home, at a pharmacy, or at a doctor's office. Find more information at CDC's High Blood Pressure Web site.
    • Don't smoke. Cigarette smoking greatly increases your risk for heart disease. If you don't smoke, don't start. If you do smoke, quit as soon as possible. Your doctor can suggest ways to help you quit. For more information about tobacco use and quitting, see CDC's Smoking & Tobacco Use Web site and Smokefree.govExternal Web Site Icon.
    • Limit alcohol use. Avoid drinking too much alcohol, which can increase your blood pressure. Men should stick to no more than two drinks per day, and women to no more than one. For more information, visit CDC's Alcohol and Public Health Web site.
    • Have your cholesterol checked. Your health care provider should test your cholesterol levels at least once every 5 years. Talk with your doctor about this simple blood test. You can find out more from CDC's High Cholesterol Web site.
    • Manage your diabetes. If you have diabetes, monitor your blood sugar levels closely, and talk with your doctor about treatment options. Visit CDC's Diabetes Public Health Resourcefor more information.
    • Take your medicine. If you're taking medication to treat high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes, follow your doctor's instructions carefully. Always ask questions if you don't understand something.

      (Source: February is American Heart Month. (2013, February 4). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved February 10, 2014, from http://www.cdc.gov/features/heartmonth/)



Happy New Years from Tabernacle Rescue Squad

As the year comes to a close, we would like to thank everyone for the continued support you have shown Tabernacle Rescue Squad, whether it be in the form of a donation, volunteering your time, or just a “thank you”, we truly appreciate you.

The Officers and Members of Tabernacle Rescue Squad wish you and yours a happy and safe New Year. We look forward to continuing to serve the Residents of Tabernacle Township in 2016. 

Happy New Year


Track Santa Claus on his Journey Through Tabernacle

Santa will continue his journey around Tabernacle Thursday and Friday Nights. Remember to check the street listing posted earlier to see when you'll be getting a visit. Streets are listed in approximate order but some sections of larger roads will be visited at different times. Listen for the sirens and keep an eye out for the volunteers of Tabernacle Rescue. Santa can be tracked in a real time map by clicking here

We look forward to seeing you!

Santa GPS


Santa Claus Is Comming to Tabernacle

Santa is coming to Tabernacle this week! His Big Blue sleigh will begin making the rounds on Wednesday evening at 6pm. Below is a street listing for each evening of Old Saint Nick's tour with the volunteers of Tabernacle Rescue Squad. Take note that his sleigh is a bit too large to cover our unpaved sections of town and his reindeer have a hard time turning themselves around on dead-end streets with no court. So if you find yourself on one of those streets, make your way to pavement or the corner of your street when you hear those sirens or see one of our lead ambulance reindeer! Also note that some streets in town are on both the eastern and western side of Rt. 206. Eastern portions of those streets will be visited on Thursday and western portions on Friday. The streets are listed in a general order of arrival, so the closer your street is to the top of that nights list, the sooner in the evening you'll be getting a visit from the Jolly fellow. Check in the coming days for a link to a GPS tracker Santa will keep with him on Rescue 4399 so you can track his progress each evening. We look forward to seeing you!

Santa Streets


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