Tabernacle Rescue Squad has served Tabernacle, N.J., residents since 1953. TRS responds to EMS and rescue calls for 49.5 square miles, and 7,000 residents. The current apparatus fleet consists of three ambulances, a heavy-rescue truck, 4x4 ambulance, marine unit, county mass-casualty trailer and two command vehicles.
In November 2010, Tabernacle voters passed a referendum to fund a new facility for TRS. The building was designed to house four equipment bays (one reserved for a pumper), support spaces, training room and vehicle wash bay to serve TRS, the fire department, school district, and township equipment. The building also houses emergency-management services for the township.
TRS relocated to a more centrally located site in the "downtown" of their rural village of Tabernacle, adjacent to the school (and sharing their sewer system). The building is a block-and-steel frame construction, sheathed in vertical batten, fieldstone, and pitched shingle roofs to reflect the Pinelands community.
The apparatus bays include an exhaust evacuation system, trench drains, and electrical drops. The bays are drive-through, with bi-fold doors on both sides. The training room has hosted other squads countywide.
The project change orders were $40,000.
- Firm: RYEBREAD Architects
- George Jackson, III, Chief, Chief, Tabernacle Rescue Squad
- Jamie Wood, President, Tabernacle Rescue Squad
- Richard Franzen, Mayor, Tabernacle Township
- Kim Brown, Deputy Mayor, Tabernacle Township
- Scott Charles England, AIA/PP, Partner-in-Charge, RYEBREAD Architects
- Roy M. Ruby, Project Manager, RYEBREAD Architects
- Dante Guzzi, PE, Civil Engineer, Guzzi Engineering Assoc.
- Don Hamnett, PE, Structural Engineer, Harrison-Hamnett, PC
- Rocky Vincuigerra, PE, MPE Engineer, DaVinci Group
- Rich Bushby, Superintendent, Newport Construction
- Client: Tabernacle Rescue Squad
- Location: Tabernacle, New Jersey
- Fire Chief: George Jackson, III
- Project Area: 12,850 sq. ft.
- Total Cost: $3,100,000
- Cost per Square Foot: $241
- Completion Date: February 2012
- Does Total Cost Include Site Work?: Yes
- Is the Facility Sprinklered?: No