Pregnancy and Childbirth Training

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 This evening around 7:30 P.M. member from the Tabernacle Rescue Squad, Shamong EMS, and Pemberton First Aid Squad gathered in the training room of station 439 to learn about pregnancy and childbirth. The class began with a short Jeopardy session where members were quizzed on their knowledge of pregnancy and childbirth. After the Jeopardy session completed everyone was broken into two groups and brought through several skill stations. These stations included a prolapsed cord , assisted ventilation's on a neo-nate, and the real birth of a baby using a real life manikin. This manikin through the use of a motor and other functions allows members to get a realistic experience of child delivery. A lot of knowledge was gained through this training and it gave many of us the opportunity to brush up on a seldom used skill.

 Photos: David Klotz

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Happy EMS Week 2012

The Tabernacle Rescue Squad will be celebrating their Emergency Medical Service providers the week of May 20-26, 2012, for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week. Each year, a week is designated to recognize the value and accomplishments of emergency medical services providers, nation-wide.

In Tabernacle Twp. and throughout the country, emergency medical services teams are ready at a moment’s notice to provide lifesaving care to those in need, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Having that kind of immediate access to emergency care has been proven to greatly increase the survival and recovery rates of those with a sudden illness or injury. EMS systems consist of many parts, some of which include: emergency physicians, emergency nurses, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, firefighters, educators, dispatchers and administrators. Members of emergency medical services teams is Sandy Springs go through thousands of hours of specialized training and continuing education to enhance their lifesaving skills. Please take the time during EMS Week 2012 to recognize your local emergency medical services providers and to reflect on these few summer safety tips.

* Be smart. Don’t text and drive. No text message is worth the potential for a vehicle accident.

* Be healthy. Drink enough water. Don’t suffer from dehydration this summer. Inadequate hydration can lead to heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

* Be secure. Install a fence at least four-feet high around all four sides of the pool and keep a close eye on children near a pool. Simple steps can prevent drowning. '

* Be safe. Wearing a helmet and other safety gear, while riding a bicycle or motorcycle, can prevent serious injury.

* Be cool. Don’t get sunburned. Limit sun exposure and wear sunscreen. Doing so can help you avoid painful sunburns.




The National Weather Service announces plans for the Commercial Mobile Alert Service

The National Weather Service (NWS) has announced it plans in May to begin using the Commercial Mobile Alert Service(CMAS), also known as Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA). The CMAS/WEA enables alert originators to send geographically targeted alert messages to mobile devices across the country, currently to a space as small as a county. Though local and state emergency management offices are able to originate alerts (and have been signing up with FEMA to do so), many expect the NWS to originate the vast majority of all CMAS messages sent, due to its role in alerts and warnings around weather events.

According to the NWS  they will issue CMAS/WEA alerts for initial issuance of the following warning types:

  • Tsunami Warnings
  • Tornado Warnings
  • Flash Flood Warnings
  • Extreme Wind Warnings
  • Hurricane and Typhoon Warnings
  • Blizzard Warnings
  • Ice Storm Warnings
  • Dust Storm Warnings

Initially -- to avoid "over-warning," Severe Thunderstorm Warnings will NOT be included in this list. Customers will have the ability to opt out of the weather warnings.

For more information about these Alerts visit the link below.

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Crews attend Air Show

On Saturday May 12th and Sunday May 13th, members of Tabernacle Rescue Squad attended the 2012 Joint Base air show to assist with EMS coverage. On Saturday EMS Captain David Klotz attended the show to assist with filling the role of the East Division Supervisor. In this position he was responsible for all medical units that were operating in the East Division and the transportation of anyone from the passenger terminal aid station. Throughout the day he was responsible for the coordination of the response to multiple calls for service and the transportation of some to local hospitals for evaluations. On Sunday Ambulance 4391 attended the show to provide Basic Life Support coverage to the show. Ambulance 4391 was assigned to the East Division where they stood-by in the passenger terminal. In about the mid afternoon hour Ambulance 4391 was requested along with Medic 37 to transport one to a local hospital for an evaluation. After clearing the hospital and with the show coming to an end Ambulance 4391 was directed to stand-by at the Wrightstown fire station. Ambulance 4391 stood-by at the station until about 5:00 P.M. when they were released by command. This years air show was done in cooperation with Joint Base personnel and trough the coordinated efforts of the Burlington County EMS coordinators. Multiple units from Burlington, Ocean, and Monmouth Counties as well as several state resources were on hand to assist with the event. Everyone enjoyed the show and we look forward to assisting with future shows to come.

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May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month

May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month. Brain tumors do not discriminate. Primary brain tumors – those that begin in the brain and tend to stay in the brain – occur in people of all ages, but they are statistically more frequent in children and older adults. Metastatic brain tumors – those that begin as a cancer elsewhere in the body and spread to the brain – are more common in adults than in children. Metastatic brain tumors are the most common brain tumor, with an annual incidence more than four times greater than that of primary brain tumors. Cancers that most commonly metastasize to the brain are lung and breast. In the United States, an estimated 61,414 new cases of primary brain tumors are expected to be diagnosed in 2009. Of this total number, an estimated 37% will be malignant and 63% will be benign. Become an advocate and join us in supporting Brain Tumor Awareness Month. We encourage you to further the cause by visiting

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4398 Update

May 2, 2012 It's been a while since the last update but the truck is almost complete. All the lettering on the truck has been completed and we are currently in the process of laying out equipment in preparation for mounting it in the truck. In addition to the equipment being mounted the new light-bar and 500 Mhz mobile radio still need to be installed. Everyone is getting very excited and we hope to have the truck in service by the end of the month. 


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