End of One Era & Beginning of Another

February 17, 2012 Today was a historic day for the Tabernacle Rescue Squad. For the first time since the founding of the squad we will not be based out of a station on Hawkins Road. At 12:00PM on Friday, February 17, 2012, we moved our base of operations to our new headquarters located at 134 New Road. This move is the realization of a dream long sought after by the membership.

Several members gathered this afternoon, some taking a vacation day from their normal jobs, to help with the move. In all it took several hours to get all the essential equipment and supplies moved from the Hawkins Road station to the New Road headquarters. In addition members have spent countless hours at the facility over the past several months preparing for today.

As most people are probably aware of now the Hawkins Road station had become to small for our organization as we continued to grow and expand our services to meet the needs of our ever changing community. As we move forward with our transition plan we will also be working on cleaning up the Hawkins Road station and turning it over to the Township of Tabernacle for their use.

We would like to thank the community for your support over the years. Just as we have served you from the Hawkins Road location for over 60 years we look forward to serving you from the new headquarters for another 60+!

Finally we would like to let everyone know that plans are in the works for an official ceremony to commemorate our move and allow the community to tour our wonderful new facility. 

 

Are You Ready For An Emergency?

When seconds count, it is important that emergency services are able to find your location. If EMS, Fire, or Police are responding to your home; visible address numbers will save time and can save lives. Please inspect your address markings with a critical eye to make sure that we will be able to find your home.

Why Are Addresses so Important?

  • An accurate and easily visible address is a vital element in locating a home or business rapidly in an emergency requiring EMS, Fire, Police, and other life and/or safety services.
  • In an emergency, precious seconds or minutes could be lost if EMS, police, or fire personnel are unable to identify an address properly.
  • When someone has a heart attack or a house fire, MINUTES make a difference!  EMT's, Firefighters, and paramedics depend on clearly marked address numbers when responding to emergencies.
  • Address numbers facilitate rapid response by police to an incident that can possibly save a life or prevent a crime from being committed.
  • A clearly marked address also promotes efficient mail and parcel delivery and prevents confusion in locating businesses and residences.
  • The International Fire Code requires that all residential and commercial buildings have approved address numbers.

Where Should Address Numbers Be Posted?

  • Address numbers must be posted in a conspicuous place over or near the principal entrance. If the entrance cannot be easily seen from the nearest adjoining street, the address numbers must be placed in another conspicuous place on the house or building so that the address numbers can easily be seen from the nearest adjoining street.
  • If the home cannot be easily seen or is greater than 50 feet from the nearest adjoining street, the address numbers must be placed on a portion of the site that is clearly visible and no greater than 20 feet from the street.
  • Numbers must either be illuminated during periods of darkness, or reflective, so they are easily seen at night
  • While painting address numbers on curbs is a useful means of identification, your primary means of posting addresses should be on your home or business because parked cars can block your curb numbers.
  • Address numbers shall be placed in a position that is plainly legible and visible from the street or road fronting the property.
  • Address numbers shall contrast with their background.
  • Address numbers/letters shall be Arabic numerals or alphabet letters. Numbers/letters shall be a minimum of 4 inches high with a minimum stroke of one-half inch.

Where Can I Find Address Numbers?

  • You can buy address numbers at any home improvement or hardware store. Many sign companies listed in the Yellow Pages have sources for home, business or building address numbers. Using a search engine on the Internet for “Address numbers” also provides options.
  • If You Share A Private Driveway With Several Homes…
  • Post all house numbers at the entrance to the driveway and be sure to post numbers at the front entrance to each home.
  • If the road splits off into different directions, post a directional sign to indicate where each address is located.

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Rehab 4398 Update

January 31, 2012 Today the truck was picked up from Steve Flanagan's Auto & Truck Service of NJ in Pennsauken and brought back to Tabernacle. The truck has been painted and soon Special Operations Captain George Jackson Jr. will begin lettering the truck. Everyone is very impressed by the work that Steve Flanagan's Auto & Truck Service did and we would like to thank them for a wonderful job. We can't wait to get the truck in-service. Stay tuned for more updates!

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2011 Top Responders

The top TEN Responders for 2011 were:

1. DAVID KLOTZ  222

2. KEITH ZANE  193

3. CHARLIE GOTTHARDT  169

4. GEORGE JACKSON III  147

5. ARRON MORRISON  142

6. STEPHEN CRAMER  137

7. JAMIE WOOD  136

8. ROSEANN GUNZELMAN  134

9. DANIEL ZANE  132

10. TERRI ZANE  124

 

Hands Only CPR

One quarter of Americans say they’ve been in a situation where someone needed CPR. If you were one of them, would you know what to do?

When an adult has a sudden cardiac arrest, his or her survival depends greatly on immediately getting CPR from someone nearby. Unfortunately, less than 1/3 of those people who experience a cardiac arrest at home, work or in a public location get that help. Most bystanders are worried that they might do something wrong or make things worse. That’s why the AHA has simplified things.

It’s not normal to see an adult suddenly collapse, but if you do, call 911 and push hard and fast in the center of the chest. Don’t be afraid. Your actions can only help. Increasing the number of people who know about Hands-Only CPR will increase the chance that someone can help when an adult suddenly collapses, and more lives can be saved.

Check out the video below to see Hands-Only CPR in action.

 

New Building Update

We are getting closer and closer to moving into our new home!  Over the past week or so we have continued to see significant progress in the building. We now have electric and water turned on. A majority of the restroom fixtures have been installed. The gear racks and the Exhaust system have arrived and been installed in the engine bay. Also the majority of the drop ceilings have been installed as well. The kitchen cabinets are mounted as well as the cabinets in the training room and radio rooms. The parking lot light poles have gone up and the engine bay heat is up and running. Tiling has been completed in the women's restroom and we continue to see progress on the fire alarm systems. At this point we are hoping to see the majority of the project complete by the end of this month. Unfortunately due to 2011 being the wettest year on record the project is slightly behind schedule. However the contractors are working extremely hard to get the project finished and make our dream become a reality.  It will hopefully be another month or so until we can move here for good!!!

 

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2018
CALL STATISTICS
JANUARY  106
FEBRUARY  87 
MARCH  166 
APRIL  73 
MAY  86 
JUNE  77 
JULY  79 
AUGUST  75 
SEPTEMBER   
OCTOBER   
NOVEMBER   
DECEMBER   
YTD  749

 

2017
CALL STATISTICS
JANUARY  103
FEBRUARY  53 
MARCH  91 
APRIL  92 
MAY  88 
JUNE  84 
JULY  78 
AUGUST  87 
SEPTEMBER  89 
OCTOBER  88 
NOVEMBER  93 
DECEMBER  88 
YTD  1034

 

 

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