Upcoming Events
No upcoming events scheduled at this time.

The Tabernacle Fire Company is a 100% volunteer, non-profit organization. We provide fire & rescue services to the community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our primary response area is Tabernacle Township, 50 sq miles of Burlington County in southern New Jersey. In addition to protecting the 7,000 residents of Tabernacle Twp, we are often called upon to assist within the surrounding communities.  

2017 Officers & Administration





David Smith   President

 Cheryl Smith

Deputy Chief / Health & Safety Officer Al Freeman   Vice President Rudy Saldan

Deputy Chief / Training Officer

Andy Cunard   Treasurer Kristy Mitchell

Rescue Captain

Michael Lichty

  Secretary Robert Mitchell

Rescue Captain

Michael Kustrup   Trustee Stu Rubin

Lieutenant /Training Officer

Jason Penwell   Trustee Henry Wylupek


Robert Mitchell   Trustee Aubrey Smith


Stu Rubin

Assistant Engineer Rudy Saldan      
Fire Police Captain        
Fire Police Lieutenant        

Tabernacle Fire Company #1, Station 431


It is our vision to be known as an innovative and progressive fire department. We are dedicated to the delivery of effective fire suppression activities, rescue services, hazardous materials operations, and quality fire/safety education to the public. We strive to offer the best available education and training to our members.

We are committed to providing an environment which fosters teamwork among members. We desire to have an atmosphere of open communication which promotes the health and welfare of individual members.

Tabernacle Twp. is in the process of hiring a Public Safety Director. Until this point, Tabernacle Fire Company has been silent on the topic.   At this time, we feel that the residents of Tabernacle, and the Township Committee, should know that Tabernacle Fire Co. supports the hiring of a Public Safety Director.

By hiring a Public Safety Director:

  • Public safety entities in town will have a single, objective authority managing emergency services.
  • Fire Company administrative duties, previously handled by the fire commissioners, will be handled by the Public Safety Director which then provides the ability for the Fire Chief and other officers to focus on operational functions.
  • Public safety issues will be addressed in an expeditious manner including deficiencies with the fire station and other lifesaving equipment.
  • The Fire Chief will be able to decide which training his members will be permitted to take.
  • Moving a fire vehicle into the Emergency Services Building can be facilitated.
  • There will be a single individual whose sole responsibility would the safety of the town.
  • All divisions under public safety would have a single person to answer to.
  • The Public Safety Director will be responsible for administering contracts for all emergency services organizations.
  • All safety organizations will be held accountable.
  • All emergency services budgets in the township will be transparent.
  • The serious issue of public safety in our township will be given its due attention.
  • The Township Administrator will no longer divide his time between various township responsibilities and public safety.
0 Comments Read full story »

Please Help the Penwell Family

David Smith on January 4, 2018
0 Comments Read full story »

Tabernacle Twp Annual Tree Lighting

Cheryl Smith on October 29, 2017
0 Comments Read full story »

Boy Scouts host a Pancake Breakfast Fund Raiser

Cheryl Smith on October 29, 2017
0 Comments Read full story »

Fire Prevention at Grace Place

David Smith on October 7, 2017

Friday morning members visited Grace Place to talk about Fire Prevention and the kids got to look at Engine 4311 and even took a quick picture with our members. Thank You Grace Place for having us again this year!! 

0 Comments Read full story »