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



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.




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.


Happy Memorial Day

There is a popular saying in the United States that expresses gratitude for the service of members of the military. "Freedom isn't Free" implicitly states that the freedoms enjoyed by many citizens in the U.S. are only possible through the voluntary risks taken and sacrifices made by the military.

Please join us in thanking all the members of the military that are serving, have served, and those who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving to protect our Freedom.



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