FIRST NATIONWIDE TEST OF THE EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM
Test to Take Place November 9 at 2 p.m. EDT

The Township of Tabernacle Office of Emergency Management announced that on November 9 at 2:00 p.m. ET, the federal government will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS).  The test will last up to three and a half minutes. During this period, regularly scheduled television, radio, cable, and satellite shows will be interrupted as the system is being tested.   

The township Emergency Management Coordinator, Colonel William Lowe, wants to ensure the the residents of Tabernacle and the larger public are aware that this event will be just a test, and not a real emergency alert.  "Just as we have done with our Tabernacle Emergency Notification System and the calls we make to residents in an emergency, FEMA wants to accomplish the same process.  We all know that when the residents are informed by a credible source in a timely manner, they will be better prepared for an emergency situation.

The test is being conducted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), as part of their ongoing efforts to keep the nation safe during emergencies and strengthen our resilience against all hazards.

The national Emergency Alert System is an alert and warning system that can be activated by the president, if needed, to provide information to the American public during emergencies.  NOAA's National Weather Service, governors, and state and local emergency authorities also use parts of the system to issue more localized emergency alerts. The test is an important exercise in ensuring that the system is effective in communicating critical information to the public in the event of a real national emergency.  

Similar to emergency alert system tests that are already conducted frequently on the local level, the nationwide test will involve television and radio stations across the United States, including Alaska, Hawaii, and the territories of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and American Samoa.

Under the FCC's rules, radio and television broadcasters, cable operators, satellite digital audio radio service providers, direct broadcast satellite service providers and wireline video service providers are required to receive and transmit presidential EAS messages to the public. A national test will help federal partners and EAS participants determine the reliability of the system, as well as its effectiveness in notifying the public of emergencies and potential dangers both nationally and regionally.  The test will also provide the FCC and FEMA a chance to identify improvements that need to be made to build a modernized and fully accessible Emergency Alert System.

The Township of Tabernacle Committee and the Office of Emergency Management, along with FEMA, encourage the public to use this event as a reminder that everyone should establish an emergency preparedness kit and emergency plan for themselves, their families, communities, and businesses.  Visit www.townshipoftabernacle-nj.gov (Ready-or-Not) or www.Ready.gov for more information about how to prepare for and stay informed about what to do in the event of an actual emergency.

Thank you for your assistance in spreading the word about the November 9th, 2pm ET nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System!

 

Items For Sale

With the upcoming move to our new station we have begun to clean up and pack some things around the station. With this we have place several items up For Sale on Gov. Deals. As we continue to clean up we will be putting more items up for sale. Click the photo below to see the items we currently have for sale. 

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Rescue attends Medford Fire Prevention

October 14 2011 Tonight at 19:00 hours Rescue 4399 loaded up and headed to freedom park in Medford township for there annual fire prevention. The crew spent the night showing the children and attendees the truck and sharing fellowship with other fire and EMS members in attendance. The event was well attended and we would like to thank Medford Fire for once again inviting us to this event.

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New Building Update

Despite all the rain over the past several weeks’ progress on the new station is still moving along. Since our last update all the exterior block walls of the administrative area have been spray foamed, the electricians, plumbers, and HVAC contractors continue their rough in work. The drywall has been hung on most of the interior walls and has been taped and spackled. Also the front “porch” has been built and completed. The painters have also painted the ceiling in the apparatus bays and stated on one wall as well. This week crews plan to begin the masonry work to the lower half of the building as well as install the tanks for the wash bay and pour the floor. We may also see some of the siding begin to go on. In addition over the next couple of weeks the apparatus bays will be spray foamed and the masonry work and siding will begin on them. Rumor also has it that within the next two weeks the garage doors will arrive and be installed on the bay doors. These doors are going to be a fixture on the building as they are not your typical garage doors. These doors operate like a set of bi fold doors and open in less than seven seconds. Not only does this speed help in an emergency these doors remain in the view of apparatus drivers at all times reducing the chances of accidently striking a door. Please stay tuned as our new home becomes reality!!!

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Touch a Truck

The Tabernacle Rescue Squad would like to thank everyone who came out to this years Touch a Truck event. This years event was a huge success for our Cub Scouts and we hope everyone enjoyed the day. This year the Tabernacle Rescue Squad with 9 Volunteers was had on display Ambulances 4391, 4392, 4394, Rescue 4399, and 4393 towing MC43. We look forward to next years event and hope to see everyone there once again.  

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191 Cover Assignment

September 23, 2011 At 09:03 hours Rescue 439 was dispatched to cover station 191 while crews there were at the scene of a working dwelling fire. R4399 (w/5 squad members) responded on the assignment and stood by at 191 until being released.

 

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2019
CALL STATISTICS
JANUARY  82
FEBRUARY  80 
MARCH  83 
APRIL  68 
MAY  74 
JUNE  103 
JULY   
AUGUST   
SEPTEMBER   
OCTOBER   
NOVEMBER   
DECEMBER   
YTD  492

 

2018
CALL STATISTICS
JANUARY  106
FEBRUARY  87 
MARCH  166 
APRIL  73 
MAY  86 
JUNE  77 
JULY  79 
AUGUST  75 
SEPTEMBER  80
OCTOBER  59 
NOVEMBER  63 
DECEMBER  85 
YTD  1038

 

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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