Photo taken for Camden Fire Department's125th Anniversary Book. Captain Price was promoted to Battalion Chief on July 20 of that year.
|FIREHOUSE.COM NEWS - August 12, 2016|
NJ Firefighter Dies After Response
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.
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.
|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.
Donations may be sent to www.camdencountyhero.com.
Condolences may be offered to the family at healeyfuneralhomes.com.
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