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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Rescue Goes to Pemberton On Second Alarm

Sunday, April 22, 2012 Shortly after 10 pm on Wednesday, April 22nd, Pemberton Township Fire Department and surrounding companies responded to a reported building fire at 227 Pemberton Browns Mills Road at Patriot Fuel. First arriving units found heavy fire in a one story gas station convenience store. Chief 1800 arrived and established command and place "All Companies in Service". Shortly after the All Companies the Tabernacle Rescue Squad was dispatched for Rescue 4399 to cover Browns Mills Station 181. Not long after being dispatched to the cover CP18 reported they had heavy fire conditions through out the building and ordered crews out of the building. CP 18 at that time requested the second alarm dispatched along with a tender strike team. With the request of the second alarm Rescue 4399 was re-dispatched to respond into the scene. Rescue 4399 with a crew of 5 responded into the scene and upon arrival setup in front of the building where the crew established the Rehab sector. The crew from Rescue 4399 rotated several of the first due crews through rehab before being released by command shortly after 1:30 am.

Photos by: Ed Sheasley

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April is Autism Awareness Month

It's hard not to hear about autism in the media these days. With the ongoing controversy surrounding autism and vaccinations, to missing children who have autism, to hearing about a child who has recovered from autism, there are many different angles for news agencies to report on this topic.

Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the United States, recently updated as affecting 1 in 88 children. The rate is even more staggering in NJ, where 1 in 49 children is diagnosed with autism. It is also one of the most misunderstood and complex diagnoses, as children with autism all present differently. Lets all take some time this month to educate ourselves and others on the signs of Autism and how we can help people who have it. 



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