Annual Chicken Bar-B-Que

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!

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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

 

 

 

 

Passing of Life Member Francis "J" Borowsky

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.

 

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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

 

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2016
CALL STATISTICS
JANUARY  61
FEBRUARY  70 
MARCH  74 
APRIL  71 
MAY  78 
JUNE  74 
JULY  101 
AUGUST  73 
SEPTEMBER    
OCTOBER   
NOVEMBER    
DECEMBER   
YTD  602

 

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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