Ronald
G. J.
Frank


RONALD GEORGE JOSEPH FRANK was born in Philadelphia PA on May 21, 1946 to George W. and Rose Frank. His family was living in Somerdale by 1956 and by the mid-1980s had moved to Berlin.

Ronald G.J. Frank was appointed to the Camden Fire Department on April 3, 1969. 

While serving with Engine Company 2 in March of 1977, Firefighter Frank participated in the rescue of four children from a burning house at 628 Willard Street, as detailed in the Spring 1977 edition of FireWatch Magazine.

Ronald Frank was killed in an off-duty automobile accident on January 12, 1979.


FireWatch Magazine - Spring 1977

"A TIP O' THE HELMET TO" Fr. Jim Cusick and Capt. Emmitt Smith of Engine 6, and Fr. Ronnie Frank and Fr. Bill Wickward of Engine 2, for the dramatic rescues of four trapped and unconscious children, performed at "all hands-Box #1227", transmitted at 2101 hours on 26 March, 1977 for a fire located at 628 Willard Street. Professional teamwork on the part of all units, and fast extrication by members, resulted in the saving of three lives. Units operating at all hands-1227 were Engines 6, 2, and 1, Ladder Co. 1, and the 1st Battalion under the command of B.C. Ken Penn. A job well done. A tragic note: One child succumbed to injuries, following removal from the firegrounds.


 


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