Santa is coming to Tabernacle again this year! 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!
It's July and that means it's Chicken BBQ time! The volunteers of Tabernacle Rescue Squad are happy to announce that for the first time ever, we'll be joining together with the fine folks of the Tabernacle Historical Society to host a joint Chicken BBQ. The BBQ will take place on Saturday, July 16th from 1:00 pm to 6:30 pm at the old Station 439 at 81 Hawkin Road. Tickets can be purchased in advance or will be sold at the door: Dinners are $12.00 and include ½ chicken, tomatoes, corn, coleslaw, potato salad, and a dessert. Takeout is available. We reccomend you come early or purchase your tickets ahead of time as we have sold out the last few years. For tickets or more information call (609) 760-1148. Come out July 16th to support two hometown volunteer groups and their causes, all while enjoying a Saturday out of the kitchen. We can't wait to host you!
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!
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)
The Tabernacle Rescue Squad regrets to announce the passing of Life member Francis "J" Borowsky. J dedicated his life to emergency services and spent countless hours rendering medical aid to those in need. Beyond his service as an EMT with our organization and others he served in many leadership roles. He served most recently as our treasurer, a position he held for many years. Our growth and success as a volunteer organization often relied on his skill and adept nature for making sure we had the financial ability to achieve our organizational goals. J's service did not only include his time in Tabernacle, he was also both a life member of Shamong EMS and Medford EMS. J also spent many years serving the Burlington County First Aid Council and the New Jersey First Aid Council (now The EMS Council of New Jersey). J not only served as a delegate from Tabernacle Rescue Squad, Shamong EMS, and Medford EMS at both the county and state level but also served as 22nd District Vice President, Assistant District Education Chairman, and served on both the NJSFAC Convention Committee and District Standards Committee. J was far more than this extensive list of accomplishments and service however. He was a mentor to many, and a friend to all. For all these reasons J was honored in 2012 during the dedication of our new home and ambulance 4391, which was dedicated in his honor. 4391 will now continue to serve our community in the memory of his sense of duty and service to the town of Tabernacle and our organization. He will be greatly missed by the members of Tabernacle Rescue Squad, and by countless others. Rest easy brother, we've got it from here.
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.
As you begin your journey to better heart health, keep these things in mind:
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.
Please consider supporting our efforts.