Camden Fire Department
Fire, Rescue, & Safety Operations
December 4, 2011
Gasoline, Garbage, and an EMS Assignment


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. 

A busy Sunday afternoon for the Camden Fire Department, although happily enough, not much in the way of damage to property and no injuries to people. A call came out mid-afternoon regarding a building fire on Kaighn Avenue at Mount Ephraim Avenue. Apparently the resident of 1060 Kaighn Avenue, five doors sown from the corner,  had been getting his electricity from a gasoline powered generator, which had malfunctioned. He brought it into his apartment to repair it, with gasoline still inside, the very definition of a Bad Idea. Luckily enough, Squad Company 7 is located less than 100 yards away, at 1115 Kaighn Avenue, and this was taken care of promptly. There was a great deal of smoke damage in the interior of the property, however.

I arrived on scene as Squad 7 was wrapping up, took a few pictures, and drove over to the East Camden firehouse, as I had received a message from Camden Firefighter James Delgado, who had found the marble dedication plaque for that building, dated 1899, in the firehouse basement. When the building was modernized many years and, and powered overhead doors installed, the plaque had been dismounted and had never been rehung. Needless to say, I was quite eager to photograph it.



After taking the pictures of the plaque, I was shooting the breeze with James and Charles Forker, when a call came about a building fire at Route 130 and Myrtle Avenue. Away we went, me of course with camera in hand. This turned out to be a small trash fire at 4545 Crescent Boulevard (aka Route 130 South), which was quickly dispensed with. Ladder 3 was then sent on an EMS assignment to the 2800 block of Tyler Avenue in Cramer Hill, where I took a few more pictures. After that it was time to call it an afternoon for me, dogs to walk and dinner to eat. Little did I know that I would be back to Camden that night for working fire at the old Coriell Institute complex on Davis Street.

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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1060 Kaighn Avenue
Jerry Medina - Danny Gonzalez

Jerry Medina - Danny Gonzalez - Michael Mercado

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On the way to 4345 Crescent Boulevard (Route 130 South)
Julio Ramos, driving Ladder 3

James Delgado

 

 

Larry Buckingham

 

 

 

 

Bobby Eckert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kevin Pollard

Agripino Figueroa

 

 

 

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2800 Block of Tyler Avenue
Charles Forker - Kevin Pollard

Charles Forker - Julio Ramos - off-duty firefighter Luis Sanchez

 

Agripino Figueroa

 

Luis Sanchez

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