Camden Fire Department
Fire, Rescue, & Safety Operations
September 25, 2011
1488 Louis Street


This page and the other pages in this series are the successors to the series of web-page about the Camden Fire Department called Camden Fire Department: The Fires of the Summer of 2011. On this and other pages in the series you will find pictures and information regarding different events and aspects of the fire service in Camden, New Jersey. 

On Sunday, September 25, 2011 Camden Fire Department units responded to calls regarding the smell of natural gas coming from a vacated home in the 1400 block of Louis Street, across from Whitman Park. Apparently scavengers had broken into the home and ripped the stove out from the wall, as well as stealing the water meter. There was so much gas in the air that it could be smelled clear across Louis Street into the park and down the block. Camden Fire Department personnel quickly notified all neighbors to get out of their houses and ventilated the building to disperse the gas, averting what could easily have been a disaster of the first magnitude. Public Service Gas & Electric company staff arrived on scene to turn of gas service to the building.

Fire Dispatcher Matt DeGailler, who was on duty, provided the following account of the incident.

On Sunday, at 1354 hours I sent Squad 7 by themselves for report of an EXTERIOR odor of natural gas at 1488 Louis Street. Squad 7 arrived on location, being waved in by the occupant. At 1401 hrs Squad 7 reported they had high reading of natural gas in the dwelling, and requested the box be filled. Engine 10, Ladder 1, Rescue 1 and Battalion 1 were dispatched, as well as Public Service Gas & Electric. Battalion 1 reported a two-story middle of the row dwelling with an active gas leak, companies operating with evacuations and ventilating. The gas leak was secured by PSE&G Company personnel and companies started taking up at 1429 hours.

As with the web page covering other Camden Fire Department events, if you can identify anyone that I've missed, please e-mail me. (I'm terrible at at names and faces).

Phil Cohen
September 27 2011


Asante Wilson - Michael Miller

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Gabe Angemi

Kevin Seybold

Kevin Seybold - Angel Lopez

Kevin Seybold

Kevin Seybold Jesse Flax - Phil Talley - Ed Vincent

Jesse Flax - Phil Talley - Ed Vincent - Asante Wllson

Michael Miller

Michael Miller Ed Vincent

Ed Vincent

Asante WIlson - Phil Talley

Asante WIlson - Phil Talley

Gary Lyons

Gary Lyons - Michael Miller

Ed Vincent - Phil Talley

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Ed Vincent - Phil Talley

Battalion Chief Frank Saia - Kevin Seybold - Gary Lyons

Angel Lopez

 

Bobby Eckert - Asante Wilson - Warren Everett - Ed Vincent

Bobby Eckert - Asante Wilson - Warren Everett - Ed Vincent

Warren Everett

Gabe Angemi - Jesse Flax

Frank Sandrock - Michael Miller

Battalion Chief Frank Saia

Gary Lyons - Ed Vincent - Asante Wilson

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Angel Lopez - Bobby Eckert - Kevin Seybold

Angel Lopez - Bobby Eckert - Kevin Seybold - Jesse Flax - Gabe Angemi

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Joey DiPaolo

Joey DiPaolo Frank Sandrock

Frank Sandrock - Kevin Seybold

Gabe Angemi - Jesse Flax (behind Gabe) - Michael McCarthy

Michael Burke - ______________

Michael Burke  

Michael Burke - ______________

Frank Sandrock

Frank Sandrock

Bobby Eckert

Phil Talley - Ed Vincent - Gary Lyons

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Keith Sellers and his son - Phil Talley

Phil Talley

Phil Talley

Phil Talley

Gabe Angemi - Joey DiPaolo

Michael Miller - Asante Wilson - _______ - Ed Vincent
Jesse Flax -  Phil Talley

Jesse Flax - Asante Wilson - Gabe Angemi - Phil Talley

Jesse Flax Gabe Angemi - Phil Talley

Jesse Flax

Michael Miller - Ed Vincent

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