Camden Fire Department
Local 788
International Association
of Fire Fighters

Members of the Camden Fire Department over the years been represented by different union and fraternal organizations, including the International Association of Fire Fighters, the International Association of Fire Fighters, the Brotherhood of Professional Fire Fighters, the International Association of Black Professional Firefighters, and the Society of Camden Latino Fire Fighters. 

The website was fortunate enough to have been donated some photographs of different events involving members of the Camden Fire Department involved in Local 788 IAFF events, which have been posted on this page.

Local 788 also published FIRE WATCH MAGAZINE in the 1990s, which detailed the activities of the Department in its annual issues. I hope to be able to reproduce several issues on the website in time. 

If you can identify anyone not named in the photos on the website, or if would like to see other images or stories posted, please e-mail me.

Phil Cohen
Camden NJ 


1971 Convention Banquet
at the Playboy Club
Three Camden Couples
Front to back: Mr. & Mrs. Bobby Welch,
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Bain, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Asher 

Labor Day Services
at the grave of
Labor Day founder Peter J. McGuire
Arlington Cemetery, Pennsauken NJ
From Left: Bill Kamman, Bill Bain,
unknown, unknown, Frank McGuckin 

With then-Congressman Florio
February 27, 1986

Standing, From Left: Unknown; Tim Foley, Atlantic City Fire Department; Captain Dennis Dowhy, CFD; Battalion Chief Joseph Rotchford, CFD; unknown; Fire Fighter Bill Bain, CFD; Fire Fighter Albert R.  "Buddy" Frampton, CFD; Fire Fighter John Grassie; unknown; Deputy Chief Byron James "Jim" Nash, CFD. 

Seated: Congressman James J. Florio

Be Sure to Click on Images for Enlarged Views

Many of the Fire Department photographs on this website are from the limited edition book "Fire Department Camden NJ 125 Anniversary 1869-1994". Others are courtesy of Joel Bain of the Camden Fire Department.