Charles
A.
Bates


CHARLES A. BATES was born on January 9, 1922 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Mary and Allen Bates. He was appointed to the Camden Fire Department on January 13, 1951 and reported for duty on January 16th. By 1956 he was living at 2731 Sherman Avenue in Camden's Cramer Hill section. Charles A. Bates later moved to 832 North 34th Street, where he lived as late as the fall of 1977.

Charles A. Bates was promoted to Captain on August 1, 1961. On April 3, 1970 he was promoted to Battalion Chief. After 30 years of distinguished service to the City of Camden, on February 1, 1981 Charles Bates retired. He had, by this time moved to 1632 43rd Street in Pennsauken, New Jersey, where he made his home  until his death on September 10, 1983.

Charles A. Bates is fondly remembered by his brother firefighter, retired Battalion Chief James McMaster, for his "Charlie Batesisms", two of which are “Here all night for your delight” and “Two story frame bursting in flame; bust in, bust up and bust out”.


Engine Company 11 on a drill with the 2nd Platoon
Cramer Hill, 1956
From Left: Fireman Ed Kreher, Fireman Mario Fattore, Fireman Frank Deal, Captain Ed Robbins, Fireman Charles Bates

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Camden Courier-Post * March 8, 1967

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Louis Martelli - Line Street - Charles Bates - N. 34th Street - Anthony Dariano - Mickle Street
Francis Stibi - Lemuel Avenue - Joseph Simpson - Garfield Avenue - Edward V. Michalak

Camden Courier-Post * April 4, 1970



George Kurtyan - Michael C. LaFrance - Charles Bates - Joseph Caputi - Andrew McBurney
Peter Paull - Joseph Hainsworth - Charles Ferry - Joseph McGann
Harold Melleby - Joseph J. McComb - Joseph W\hylings Jr. - Earl Flanagan


Camden Fire Department - FIRE WATCH MAGAZINE, SPRING 1977

IN RECOGNITION…..

ANNIVERSARY DATES: CONGRATULATIONS TO:

Fr. Howard G. Brickner #5           

 26 Years

Fr. Harvey J. Fisher #186

 26 Years

Capt. James W. Smith 

26 Years

Dep. Chf. Anthony C. Saponare       

 35 Years 

Fr. Andrew H. Foreman #183

26 Years

Fr. William J. Stibi #120 

26 Years

 Batt. Chf. Robert E. Dukes   

 30 Years 

Fr. Henry S. Keubler #34 

26 Years

Fr. William M. Stone #29

26 Years

Insp. Fr. George C. Hennessy #21  

 30 Years 

Fr. Joseph J. Lesniewski #50

26 Years

Capt. William G. Winstanley

26 Years

Dep. Chf. Daniel F. Jiannetto 

30 Years 

Fr. Phillip MacDonald #7(1

26 Years

Fr. Adolph S. Zubrzycki #62

26 Years

Dep. Chf. Theodore L. Prima

30 Years 

Fr. Joseph J. McTaggart #26

26 Years

Batt. Chf. John J. Giuliano

21 Years

Fr. Eugene F. Alston #7 

 29 Years 

Batt. Chf. John J. Mogck

26 Years

Insp. Fr. Alfred D. Nigro #76

21 Years

Batt. Chf. Biaggio P. Ardire 

 29 Years 

Capt. John E. Moore 

26 Years

Fr. Leon Puszczykowski #100

21 Years

Fr. William R. Harring #69     

 29 Years  Capt. Robert P. Olesiewicz 26 Years

Fr. John L. Sterner #73 

21 Years

Fr. William E. Hinch #151       

 29 Years  Capt. Anthony T. Orme 26 Years

Fr. Francis P. Stibi #143 

21 Years

 Capt. Herbert J. Schott 

 28 Years  Fr. Ralph H. Palmer #46 26 Years Fr. Carl R. Szalkowski #95 21 Years

Batt. Chf. Charles A. Bates

 26 Years

Members as listed above, have anniversary dates which fall during the first quarter

 


Camden Courier-Post * October 12, 1980

Charles A. Bates - Volney G. Bennett Lumber Company - James McMaster - Paul Brutschea
South 2nd Street - Spruce Street - Linwood Street - York Street - Mechanic Street

 


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