Camden Fire Department
Fire, Rescue, & Safety Operations
January 13, 2014
Three Alarm Fire at the Ivy Hill Apartments
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This page and the other pages in this series are the successors to the series of web-page about the Camden Fire Department that began with the page 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. 

The retirements at the end of 2013 of Captain Manny Martinez and Captain Ramon Melendez opened the door for the promotion of two of Camden's Bravest. Two men who had most recently served with Squad Company 7 were elevated in rank. Miguel Ramos was assigned to Ladder 1 Company 1 at Fire headquarters, and Daniel Seybert was posted to Engine Company 11 in Cramer Hill.  

I made it a point of being at each firehouse for the new Captain's first 7:00 AM roll call. Captain Ramos' first day was on January 13, and he caught two working fires on his first tour, one on Clover Street in South Camden and the second a three alarm fire in the Ivy Hill Apartments on Chase Street. Prior commitments took me out of the city when the Clover Street fire was being dealt with. I was able to get into the city for the second fire, arriving on scene shortly after the second alarm went out. The first photo was taken at 4:18 PM, the last at 4:49 PM. 

About this fire, Battalion Chief 1 reported heavy fire second floor of a two story garden style apartment building, and placed all hands in service on arrival. The fire extended into the attic and the exposures, the second alarm was requested. Truck companies opened the roof, multiple hand lines were placed in service in several apartments. The third alarm was requested, and companies from Pennsauken, Collingswood, Gloucester City, and Cherry Hill responded. Firefighters encountered heavy smoke conditions while going through multiple apartments. Fortunately, all searched proved negative and no injuries were sustained by fire service personnel. A number of families, however, were rendered homeless.

All photos are shown in the chronological order in which they were taken.

If you want a print quality file of any of these pictures, click on the photo and save the enlarged image to your hard drive. The pictures are formatted for 4x6, 5x7, 4X5, and 8x10 prints- this is why you may see similar images repeated on this page.

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). I'm somewhat behind as of this writing in captioning photos, as things have been quite busy since New Years Day! 

Phil Cohen
February 18, 2014

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Ciri Castro


Ciri Castro


Wes Matthews - Ciri Castro


Ciri Castro


Wes Matthews - Ciri Castro


Ciri Castro - Wes Matthews


Ciri Castro - Wes Matthews


Captain Angel Molina


 

Kyo Vargas

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Battalion Chief Mark Harper


Battalion Chief Mark Harper


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Carlos Colon - Captain Javier Matos - Denis O'Reilly


Carlos Colon - Captain Javier Matos - Denis O'Reilly


Ramon Aviles


________ - Carlos Colon - Captain Javier Matos - Denis O'Reilly


Carlos Colon - Captain Javier Matos - Denis O'Reilly


_______ - Captain Javier Matos - Carlos Colon - Denis O'Reilly


_______ - Captain Javier Matos - Carlos Colon - Denis O'Reilly


Captain Javier Matos - Carlos Colon - Denis O'Reilly


__________ - Captain Javier Matos - Carlos Colon - Denis O'Reilly


Captain Javier Matos - Carlos Colon
Denis O'Reilly

Captain Javier Matos - Carlos Colon - Denis O'Reilly

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______ - _______ - Captain Javier Matos - Carlos Colon - Denis O'Reilly


Captain Javier Matos - Carlos Colon - Denis O'Reilly


Captain Javier Matos - Carlos Colon - Denis O'Reilly

Captain Javier Matos - Denis O'Reilly - Carlos Colon


Captain Javier Matos - Denis O'Reilly - Carlos Colon


Captain Javier Matos - Denis O'Reilly - Carlos Colon


Carlos Colon


Captain Javier Matos - Matt Skowronek - Denis O'Reilly - Carlos Colon


Matt Skowronek - Denis O'Reilly

Captain Javier Matos - Matt Skowronek - Denis O'Reilly - Carlos Colon

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Efi Mercado - Damon Truitt - Battalion Chief Sam Balakas - ______


Efi Mercado - Damon Truitt - 
Battalion Chief Sam Balakas - ______


________ - Captain Javier Matos - Matt Skowronek - Denis O'Reilly


 

________ - ________ - Matt Skowronek - 
Captain Javier Matos - Carlos Colon - Denis O'Reilly


Captain Javier Matos - Carlos Colon - Denis O'Reilly


Captain Javier Matos - Carlos Colon - Denis O'Reilly


Captain Javier Matos - Carlos Colon


Captain Javier Matos - Carlos Colon

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Battalion Chief Sam Balakas - Captain Frank Bottalico


Battalion Chief Sam Balakas
Captain Frank Bottalico


 

 

Battalion Chief Sam Balakas - Captain Frank Bottalico


Battalion Chief Sam Balakas - Captain Frank Bottalico


Captain Frank Bottalico


Battalion Chief Sam Balakas


Julian D'Alonzo - Matt Skowronek - Captain Javier Matos - Denis O'Reilly


Matt Skowronek - Captain Javier Matos - Denis O'Reilly - Carlos Colon

Matt Skowronek - Captain Javier Matos - Denis O'Reilly

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Carlos Colon


Julian D'Alonzo - ____________ - Matt Skowronek
Captain Javier Matos
- Denis O'Reilly


Matt Skowronek - Captain Javier Matos - Denis O'Reilly

Julian D'Alonzo - ____________ - Matt Skowronek


Julian D'Alonzo - ______ - Matt Skowronek

Julian D'Alonzo - ______ - Matt Skowronek


Julian D'Alonzo - ______ - Matt Skowronek


On Roof: Julian D'Alonzo - ______ - Matt Skowronek
Denis O'Reilly - Captain Javier Matos
On Ladder: ______
On Ground: Steve Reustle - Paul Bonamassa - Battalion Chief Sam Balakas


On Roof: Julian D'Alonzo - ______ - 
Matt Skowronek - Denis O'Reilly
On Ladder: ______ *** On Ground: Steve Reustle

On Roof: Julian D'Alonzo - ______ - Matt Skowronek
Denis O'Reilly - Captain Javier Matos
On Ladder: ______

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Steve Reustle - Paul Bonamassa - Battalion Chief Sam Balakas


 Julian D'Alonzo - ______ - Matt Skowronek


On Roof: Julian D'Alonzo - ______ - Matt Skowronek
Denis O'Reilly - Captain Javier Matos
On Ladder: ______
On Ground: Steve Reustle - Paul Bonamassa - Battalion Chief Sam Balakas


Steve Reustle - Battalion Chief Sam Balakas


On Roof: Julian D'Alonzo - Kyle Jarozynski - Matt Skowronek 
On Ladder: ______


Denis O'Reilly - Captain Javier Matos


On Roof: Julian D'Alonzo - Kyle Jarozynski - Matt Skowronek
*** On Ladder: _______


On Roof: Julian D'Alonzo - Kyle Jarozynski - Matt Skowronek
*** On Ladder: _______


Captain Daniel Payne


Captain Daniel Payne

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Battalion Chief Sam Balakas


Battalion Chief Sam Balakas - Matthew Bonnette


Battalion Chief Sam Balakas


Battalion Chief Sam Balakas - Matthew Bonnette


Battalion Chief Sam Balakas - Matthew Bonnette


Battalion Chief Sam Balakas - ______ - Steve Reustle


 


 

 


Battalion Chief Sam Balakas - Steve Reustle - David Melendez

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Damon Truitt


Kyle Jarozynski


______ - Lou Zayas - Battalion Chief Sam Balakas (obscured) - ________


Damon Truitt


Captain Javier Matos - Denis O'Reilly


Julkian D'Alonzo - Kyle Jarozynski


Tony Smalls - Elmy Ramos - Joel Thompson - Efi Mercado


Tony Smalls - Elmy Ramos - Joel Thompson - Efi Mercado


Elmy Ramos - Joel Thompson


Jeff Sanderson


 


 

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Tony Smalls - Efi Mercado - Joel Thompson (obscured)


Joel Thompson - Tony Smalls - Efi Mercado


Joel Thompson - Tony Smalls - Efi Mercado


Joel Thompson - Tony Smalls - Efi Mercado


Captain Dwayne Dixon - Joel Thompson


Battalion Chief Herb Leary - Deputy Chief Edward Glassman
Chief of Department Michael Harper - _____________


 

 

 

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Far Left: Captain Frank Bottalico - Matthew Bonnette - Damon Truitt


 


 


Captain Daniel Payne


Captain Daniel Payne


Captain Al Ashley (in civilian clothers)
Tony Nieves - Andy Delgado - Frank Pereira - Jeff Swan


Captain Al Ashley (in civilian clothers)
Tony Nieves - Andy Delgado - Frank Pereira - Jeff Swan


Captain Al Ashley (in civilian clothers)
Tony Nieves - Andy Delgado - Frank Pereira - Jeff Swan

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Andy Delgado - David Melendez - Tony Nieves - Jeff Swan
Deputy Chief Michael DiPascale


Captain Miguel Ramos


Andy Delgado - David Melendez - Tony Nieves - Jeff Swan
Deputy Chief Michael DiPascale


In Second Floor Windo: Captain Miguel Ramos
Andy Delgado - David Melendez - Tony Nieves - Jeff Swan
Deputy Chief Michael DiPascale


In Second Floor Windo: Captain Miguel Ramos
Andy Delgado - David Melendez - Tony Nieves - Jeff Swan
Deputy Chief Michael DiPascale


Jeff Swan - Tony Nieves - David Melendez


David Melendez - Captain Miguel Ramos


David Melendez - Captain Miguel Ramos


David Munoz - Captain Miguel Ramos - David Melendez - Andy Delgado
Tony Nieves -
Jeff Swan - Captain Daniel Payne


David Munoz - Captain Miguel Ramos
David Melendez - Andy Delgado - Tony Nieves 
Jeff Swan - Captain Daniel Payne

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Captain Ty Miles


Captain Ty Miles


David Melendez - Andy Delgado - Tony Nieves - Jeff Swan
David Munoz - Captain Daniel Payne


Andy Delgado - Tony Nieves - Jeff Swan


David Melendez


Andy Delgado


Tony Nieves - Jeff Swan


Andy Delgado


Andy Delgado - Tony Nieves - Captain Daniel Payne - Jeff Swan
Deputy Chief Michael DiPascale


Andy Delgado - Tony Nieves - Captain Daniel Payne - Jeff Swan
Deputy Chief Michael DiPascale

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