Tabernacle EMS Groundbreaking

Tabernacle, NJ, 25 February 2011 – Tabernacle Township today celebrated the Groundbreaking for a new 13,000 SF facility to house their municipal Rescue Squad and Emergency Management Services.

Tabernacle Mayor Kim Brown welcomed the crowd of 50 by reminding them that the project, “has been made possible by a lot of hard work over the course of more than nine years”. She used the opportunity to announce a community Volunteer Fair on 11 June. “In order to have a successful community, you need a large base of volunteers, and we are extremely fortunate in Tabernacle to have such a broad base of volunteers.”

George Jackson III, Chief of the Tabernacle Rescue Squad, explained the history for the new facility. “This building is for the whole community of Tabernacle,” he said.

Architect Scott Charles England, AIA, is not only the Principal-in-Charge of this project for RYEBREAD Architects, but a resident of Tabernacle. “I applaud the Mayor and Township Committee, who recognized the need to better serve our residents, and followed through in their support of this facility. Our Rescue Volunteers and Emergency Management team deserve a first-rate facility to better serve us all.”

Attending the Groundbreaking were representatives of the Tabernacle Township Committee & Administration, Rescue Squad & Emergency Management, Board of Education, RYEBREAD Architects, Guzzi Civil Engineers, and Newport Construction, General Contractor for the project.

The new Tabernacle Emergency Services Building was approved by Township voters in a special referendum last November. Bids came in under budget, and construction is expected to take twelve months

Looking on as Tabernacle Mayor Kim Brown (far right) speaks at the Emergency Management Services Groundbreaking, (from left) Township Administrator Douglas Cramer, RYEBREAD Architects' Scott Charles England, Rescue Squad Special Operations Captain George Jackson, Jr., Rescue Squad President Jamie Wood, Rescue Squad Chief George Jackson, III, and Township Committee Members Stephen Lee, IV, Joseph Yates, IV, and Richard Franzen.