Philip
A.
Maycott



PHILIP A. MAYCOTT was born in Camden, New Jersey on March 3, 1939 to Arthur and Catherine Maycott. The family lived at 1921 River Avenue in Camden's Cramer Hill neighborhood when the 1947 City Directory was compiled. 

Philip Maycott was appointed to the Camden Fire Department on June 29, 1962. He reported for duty on July 1, 1962, and was promoted to Captain on September 23, 1968. Fire Department records state that he lived at 2836 Lincoln Avenue in Cramer Hill.

On March 30, 1970 Captain Maycott was one of five Camden firefighters injured while fighting the fire at the General Radio Supply Company building at 600 Penn Street, when the building collapsed on top of them. Although the results might have been disastrous, all five men survived, despite being trapped beneath tons of rubble.

Philip Maycott returned to active duty in short order and was promoted to battalion Chief on February 10, 1989. He retired on October 1, 1996.

After residing for most of his life in Cramer Hill, Philip Maycott moved to Cecil, New Jersey and then split time between Brigantine at the New Jersey seashore and Cape Coral, Florida. He passed away on February 17, 2004.  


The Miracle of Easter - March 30, 1970

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Manpower of two Engine Companies get big line into service and give fire "a dash" from the street before attempting interior attack at Fourth Alarm, North 6th & Penn Streets, March 30, 1970.


Fourth Alarm for fire and collapse at electronics supply house, North 6th & Penn Streets, center city in March 1970. Scene depicts exterior operations at height of fire as heavy smoke vents from building. Roof and top floor of building collapsed trapping members of Engine Company 1

Members access basement and prepare to advance handline through sidewalk cellar doors during overhaul at Fourth Alarm, North 6th & Penn Streets- 3-30-1970


All hands anxiously await their turn on the inside during rescue operations following collapse of fire building on Easter Monday, March 1970. At time of collapse Engine 1 was operating handline on second floor while overhauling. Without warning roof and second floor pancaked into first floor and basement. Captain Phillip Maycott and Fire Fighters Alston, DeHart, Maroldo and Winters were buried amid tons of rubble. All members managed to extricate themselves except for "the Officer and the Probie".


Removed from ruins of collapse is Probationary Fire Fighter John Maroldo. Maroldo narrowly escaping certain death after being entombed for over an hour is seen shouting at members to "find my captain". 

Captain Vincent Orme, Engine Company 7 reassures Maroldo that continuing rescue operations are underway.


Captain Maycott as last member removed from collapse is carried to waiting ambulance. Units at scene breached walls and performed tunneling and shoring operations to reach trapped members. Both Maycott and Maroldo miraculously escaped with just bruises and sprains. Remaining members of Engine 1 were treated for cuts and scrapes following near catastrophe on March 30, 1970.




Camden Courier-Post * February 21, 2004

MAYCOTT, PHILLIP A.
Suddenly, on February 17, 2004, of Cape Coral, FL and Brigantine, NJ. Age 64 years.
Beloved husband of Mary Maycott. Devoted father of Phillip, Jill, Kristine, Michelle, Desiree, Frances 'Kiki' and John. Loving grandfather of 15.
Phil was an Army veteran, retired Battalion Chief of Camden Fire Dept, and former coach with Williamstown Youth Football League.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing Tuesday morning 10:00AM-12:00PM at the COSTANTINO FUNERAL HOME 231 W. WHITE HORSE PIKE BERLIN, NJ 08009. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 12:30PM at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church 178 W. White Horse Pike Berlin. Interment Coral Ridge Cemetery Cape Coral, FL.
Contributions in memory of to Children's Hospital Foundation 1245 E. Colfax Suite 400 Denver, CO 80218 are preferred. Additional information at: www.costantinofuneralhome.com


Camden Courier-Post * February 22, 2004

MAYCOTT, PHILLIP A.
Suddenly, on February 17, 2004, of Cape Coral, FL and Brigantine, NJ. Age 64 years.
Beloved husband of Mary Maycott. Devoted father of Phillip, Jill, Kristine, Michelle, Desiree, Frances "Kiki" and John. Loving grandfather of 15.
Phil was an Army veteran, retired Battalion Chief of Camden Fire Dept, and former coach with Williamstown Youth Football League.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing Tuesday morning 10:00AM-12:00PM at the COSTANTINO FUNERAL HOME 231 W. WHITE HORSE PIKE BERLIN, NJ 08009. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 12:30PM at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church 178 W. White Horse Pike Berlin. Interment Coral Ridge Cemetery Cape Coral, FL.
Contributions in memory of to Children's Hospital Foundation 1245 E. Colfax Suite 400 Denver, CO 80218 are preferred. Additional information at: www.costantinofuneralhome.com


 

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