Camden Fire Department
Fire, Rescue, & Safety Operations
November 28, 2011
1522 Park Boulevard


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. 

At approximately 10:50 PM on November 28, 2011 a brush fire was reported on Park Boulevard, and Squad Company 7 was dispatched. While approaching the reported location a large plume of smoke was observed coming from the rear of 1522 Park Boulevard. Battalion Chief Sam Balakas called for additional units. All hands were placed in service. Forced entry was made into 1522 and 1520 Park, which was also vacant, Defensive operations were conducted due to poor conditions, and the fire was knocked down with no injuries.

I was in my car on Davis Street just below Copewood Street when the first call came over the radio. I got to the scene pretty quickly, arriving just as Squad 7 was setting up, and took over 300 photos, from the beginning of operations to their conclusion. The photos are presented below in the order in which they were taken, and in sections during the minute they were taken. By the very nature of the job at hand, things move very quickly... in the first full minute I took 13 pictures, 13 more in the second minute, and 15 in the third, 16 in the fourth, and 21 in the fifth minute of operations. You will literally see what I saw on the average of every 5.2 seconds.

Oddly enough, after leaving this scene, I was literally within 10 feet of the spot where I heard the first call, when another call came over, for a helicopter landing at Camden High School's football field.

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
December 6, 2011

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10:48 AM
Parked a few houses back, I noticed smoke coming out of the first floor window...

 

..and then I looked up, and saw a whole lot more

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10:49 AM
Angel Lopez

Angel Lopez

Angel Lopez

 
 

Miguel Ramos
 

Bobby Eckert - Ed Stratton

Bobby Eckert - Ed Stratton

Bobby Eckert - Ed Stratton

Battalion Chief Sam Balakas

Bobby Eckert - Ed Stratton

 

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10:50 AM
 

Frank Sandrock - Bobby Eckert

Eli Hall

Frank Sandrock - Miguel Ramos

Frank Sandrock - Miguel Ramos

 
 

 

Miguel Ramos

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10:51 AM
Jon Martin - Battalion Chief Sam Balakas

Bobby Eckert - 

Jon Martin

Oscar Alejandro

 
 

 

 

Joel Bain

Javier Torres - Joel Bain

Nike Miller

Ed Vincent

Joel Bain

Joel Bain

 

Battalion Chief Sam Balakas - Mike Miller

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10:52 AM
John Maddox

 

 

Chris Broccoli - Darryl Jackson

 

 

Gil Colon - Charles Forker

 

Michael Miller

James Delgado

 

Michael Miller - James Delgado

Michael Miller - James Delgado

Michael Miller - James Delgado

Michael Miller

Michael Miller

 

 

 

 

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10:53 AM
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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10:56 AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

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10:57 AM
 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

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10:58 AM
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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10:59 AM
 

Kevin Folkman

 

 

Angel Lopez

Bobby Eckert - Ed Stratton

Alexander Plaza - Battalion Chief Sam Balakas - Angel Lopez

Angel Lopez - Battalion Chief Sam Balakas

Ed Stratton - Battalion Chief Sam Balakas

Ed Stratton - Battalion Chief Sam Balakas

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11:00 AM
 

Ed Stratton - Battalion Chief Sam Balakas

Ed Stratton

Ed Stratton

Battalion Chief Sam Balakas - Ed Stratton

Gilberto Colon - Battalion Chief Sam Balakas

Gilberto Colon - Battalion Chief Sam Balakas

Alexander Plaza

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11:01 AM
Chris Barrientos

Charles Forker - Chris Barrientos

Alexander Plaza - Angel Lopez

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11:02 AM
Ted Aurig

Charles Forker - Chris Barrientos

Angel Lopez

Angel Lopez - ________ - ____________

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11:03 AM
 

Angel Lopez - Battalion Chief Sam Balakas - ______ - _______ - _______ - ________

 

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11:04 AM
 

Miguel Ramos

 

 

 

 

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11:05 AM
 

 

 

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11:07 AM

At this point, with operations well in hand in the front of the property, I decided to go around to the rear in order to document what was taking place there.

11:08 AM
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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11:09 AM
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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11:10 AM
No Photos taken

11:11 AM
 

 

 

 

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11:13 AM
 

 

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11:14 AM
No Photos taken

11:15 AM
 

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11:17 AM

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11:20 AM
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11:21 AM
 

 

 

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11:27 AM
 

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12:00 Noon
 

 

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