Camden Fire Department
Engine Company 11


Engine Company 11 was originally organized as Hose and Chemical Company 1 on March 1, 1900, and entered service on that date in the East Camden firehouse at North 27th and Federal Streets. The unit was later relocated to a new headquarters at 901 North 27th Street in the Cramer Hill section of Camden. On January 1, 1924 the unit was reorganized as Engine Company 11, utilizing the same building at 901 North 27th Street. Engine Company continues to protect Camden from the Cramer Hill firehouse. 

HOSE & CHEMICAL Company 1
Hook & Ladder Company 3, Hose & Chemical Company 1 & Engine Company 9 - 1924

Hook & Ladder Company 3: Captain Joseph B. Ayres, FF Dave Humphries, Al Dukes, J.A. Mulligan, Bill Mountney, Bill Hopkins. Hose & Chemical Company 1: Captain Charles H. Robinson, FF William E "Pud" Jaeckel, George Townsend, Ken Naylor, Howard Gick. Engine Company 9: Captain John H. Vickers, FF Irv Lederman, Newton Ash, Joe Gentlesk, Al Palmer

Engine Company 11
1930
1930

1930
American LaFrance
750 GPM Pumper
#7158

Photographed on June 15, 1952

1956

1955 American LaFrance
Pumper
1000 GPM

1956

1955 American LaFrance
Pumper
1000 GPM

1960

1960 Willys Jeep
Skid Pump
500 GPM

1960

1960 Willys Jeep
Skid Pump
500 GPM

1970s-1980s
1986

Hahn 1000 gpm Pumper

1986

Hahn 1000 gpm Pumper

 
 about 1993

American LaFrance
1500 gpm Pumper 

222 River Road

1990s
1990s
1990s
1994
May 7, 2005

While the bell itself may be of more recent vintage, the wood wall mount and adjacent blackboard are quite probably original equipment at the Engine Company 11 fire house

Photograph Taken December 14, 2011

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Camden Evening Courier - December 13, 1930




William Foehl - Charles Schultz - Newton Ash - Ervin K. Lederman
Engine Company 9 - Engine Company 11 - Ladder Company 3
East Camden - North 27th Street - Hayes Avenue - Federal Street

Camden Courier-Post * July 22, 1941
...continued...
...continued...
George E. Brunner - William C. Schriver - Leo G. Stephans - Sgt. Ray Smith
Fred Vogel - Samuel Shapiro -
James H. O'Brien - Albert C. Becker - Roy C. Adams
Burnell S. Hartman -
Michael Mungioli - Carrie R. Bean - Anne D. Spooner
Engine Company 1 - Engine Company 3 - Engine Company 7 - Engine Company 8
Engine Company 9 - Engine Company 10 - Engine Company 11
Engine Company 2 (Fire Headquarters)

Camden Courier-Post - July 25, 1941
...continued...
...continued...
...continued...

Willard C. Schriver - George E. Brunner
East Camden - Westfield Acres - Engine Company 11

Engine 11's 1956 American LaFrance Pumper
Photo by Bob Bartosz
Engine 11's new pumper, 
From left: John Letts, John C. Voll, Captain Charles Patterson, James Troutman

Engine 11's 1956 American LaFrance Pumper
Photo by Bob Bartosz
Engine 11's new pumper. The car at right belonged to John C. Voll

Engine Company 11 at Fire Headquarters - Late 1970s

Sonny Frett - Stan Trzebuniak - Joe Kirk - Richard Brooks
Bill Colucci - Joe Marini


Retired Firefighters Visit Engine Company 11 - 1994

Front, from left: retirees Capt. Edwin Robbins, Captain Leonard Garbrecht, and Theodore "Teddy O'Brien" Orbaczewski, with active Captain Anthony Winters. Top: Fire Fighters Greg DePetris, Frank Saia, and Glen Moore



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Many of the photographs on this website are from the limited edition book "Fire Department Camden NJ 125 Anniversary 1869-1994" and were taken by Department Photographer Bob Bartosz. Others are courtesy of Joel Bain of the Camden Fire Department.

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