PAUL F. PRICE SR. was born November 19, 1952 in Austin, Texas to James M. and Ruth Price. He grew up in Audubon, New Jersey, and became a member of the Defender Fire Company while a senior in high school. On December 10, 1976, at the age of 24, Paul F. Price was appointed the Camden Fie Department.

Paul Price was dedicated fire fighter, whose life's work was spent in responding to emergencies to help others. He rose through the ranks of the Camden Fire Department, being promoted to Captain on February 10, 1989. On July 20, 1994 he was again promoted, this time to the rank of Battalion Chief. His final promotion came on October 10, 2006 when he was appointed Deputy Chief. During his time as Deputy Chief he secured a number grants for new apparatus and equipment for the Camden Fire Department.

Chief Price retired on April 1, 2009 having served the City of Camden for over 32 years. During this time

he also served with the volunteer Audubon Fire Department, serving as Deputy chief from 1996-2002. After retirement he stayed involved with the Audubon Fire Department, many other emergency response organizations, and many civic organizations.

A retirement party was held for Chief Price on April 23, 1910. Many photos from that event can be seen by clicking here: CamdenFD-042310-Retirement.htm.

After responding to a call from the Audubon Fire Department, Paul F. Price Sr. suffered a fatal heart attack at his home the following morning, August 11, 2016. He was survived by his wife, the former Patricia Daly, his son Paul F. Price Jr., his daughter Dr. Susannah Price, his mother, Ruth Stratton, brother James M. Price, a granddaughter, and many other in-laws and relations. He also left and will ever be remembered as a great man and a true friend by many of the fire service and emergency response community locally and regionally.

Battalion Chief
Paul Price


Photo taken for Camden Fire Department's125th Anniversary Book. Captain Price was promoted to Battalion Chief on July 20 of that year.

Deputy Chief
Paul Price

FIREHOUSE.COM NEWS - August 12, 2016

NJ Firefighter Dies After Response

The plaque graces the wall of Audubon Fire Dept.

Paul Price, who died on August 10, photographed at a fire
while he was a deputy chief in Camden, NJ.

Photo credit: Bob Bartosz

A former assistant chief of a NJ fire department died of an apparent heart attack after responding to an incident.

Paul Price Sr., 63, went to the Audubon fire station on Aug. 10 for a call. Since the apparatus had already left, he stayed behind. Later, he helped colleagues put it back in service, the USFA reported.

Price, the department's safety officer, attended an emergency management meeting that evening. 

The following morning, his family discovered he had passed away.

Price retired as deputy chief in Camden City, NJ.

Camden Courier-Post - August 13 to August 15, 2016

Paul F. Price, Sr.
AGE: 63 Audubon

On August 11, 2016, Paul F. Price, Sr. passed away peacefully at home. A longtime resident of Audubon, Paul retired in 2009 as the Deputy Chief of the Camden City Fire Department. Prior to, during, and after his service with the Camden City Fire Department, Paul served and volunteered with many different organizations including: past president of the Camden County Fireman's Association; past board member for the Camden County Hero Scholarship Fund; a founding member of the Marine Incident Response Team (MIRT); a planning section chief for FEMA; a longtime member of the Defender Fire Company, and Deputy Chief of the Audubon Fire Company as well as a member of the Office of Emergency Management (O.E.M.) for both Camden City and Audubon where he currently served as their director. Paul was also a member of the Audubon Radio Club, the Knights of Columbus and the Camden Angels. In addition, he was very involved with the Cape May Seashore Railroad Lines. His knowledge and vast experience enabled Paul to help the people of Camden and the surrounding communities by obtaining much-needed grants. Most of all, however, Paul loved spending time with his family and friends, and especially cruising.

Paul is lovingly survived by his wife of 38 years, Patricia M. "Pat" (nee Daly); his children, Paul F. (Danielle) Price, Jr. and Dr. Susannah P. Price; his mother, Ruth Stratton; his granddaughter, Ashley; his brother, James M. Price; his mother-in-law, Elaine Daly; his brother-in-laws, James (Mary Bridget) Daly and Edward (Ellen) Daly; numerous nieces and nephews as well as many beloved brothers in the Fire Service throughout the region. Paul was predeceased by his father, James M. Price.

Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing Tuesday evening from 5:00 - 9:00 PM and again Wednesday morning from 8:00 - 9:00 AM at the Healey Funeral Home, 9 White Horse Pike, Haddon Heights, NJ. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday morning beginning at 10:00 AM at Transfiguration Church (Most Precious Blood Parish), 445 White Horse Pike, West Collingswood, NJ. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Paul's memory to the Camden County Hero Scholarship Fund, 191 White Horse Pike, Berlin, NJ 08009 or at www.camdencounty

Philadelphia Inquirer - August 17, 2016

Paul Price, fire department leader in Camden, Audubon

By Walter F. Naedele, Staff Writer

In 1970, while a senior at Audubon (N.J.) High School, Paul F. Price Sr. became a member of the Defender Fire Company in Audubon.

After he had graduated and had become a customer service agent for an airline at Philadelphia International Airport, he was still ready in his off hours to respond to calls to Defender, a volunteer company, which closed in 1976.

"He just loved the camaraderie of the people in the station," said George Stone, who had known Mr. Price since he first joined Defender.

In 1976, Mr. Price made firefighting his full-time job when he joined the Camden City Fire Department.

On Thursday, Aug. 11, Mr. Price, 63, of Audubon, who retired in 2009 as Camden deputy fire chief, died of acute myocardial infarction at home.

"My father was always into public safety. He wanted to give back to his community," said his son, Paul F. Jr.

For the last five years, his son said, Mr. Price was director of the Office of Emergency Management for Audubon. Earlier, he held that office for Camden.

From 1996 to 2002, his son said, Mr. Price was deputy chief of the volunteer Audubon Fire Department.

The Tri-State Maritime Safety Association reported his death on its website, noting that he was deputy chief for its Delaware River and Bay Maritime Incident Response Team.

George Stone, Mr. Price's longtime friend, said that though he ended his formal education in high school, "he was always going to school."

Among other schooling, Mr. Price took fire science courses at Camden County College Fire Academy.

Stone, a retired firefighter at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, called Mr. Price "very kind, outgoing, a brother."

Mr. Price was a former president of the Camden County Firemen's Association and a past board member of the Camden County Hero Scholarship Fund, his son said.

Mr. Price was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Audubon Radio Club, and the Cape May Seashore Line, a railroad excursion service between Richland and Tuckahoe.

Besides his son, Mr. Price is survived by his wife of 38 years, Patricia; mother, Ruth Stratton, daughter, Susannah P.; a brother; and a granddaughter.

Viewings were set from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, and 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, both at the Healey Funeral Home, 9 White Horse Pike, Haddon Heights, before a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Transfiguration Church, 445 White Horse Pike, West Collingswood, with private interment.

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