Frank Iannelli, a dedicated member of Engine Company 9, met his untimely demise while bravely battling a fire on April 5, 1942. His noble commitment to service led him to join the esteemed ranks of the Camden Fire Department in 1921. Historical records from the Fire Department indicate that in 1931, Frank Iannelli resided at 310 Berkley Street.
The legacy of firefighting courage and sacrifice continued within the Iannelli family, as Frank Iannelli’s two sons, Leonard and Carmen, also chose to follow in their father’s footsteps. Tragically, both Leonard Iannelli and Carmen Iannelli would ultimately make the supreme sacrifice while selflessly serving the City of Camden. Their dedication and heroism will forever be remembered.
Leonard Iannelli, born into a family of dedicated firefighters, followed his father, Frank Iannelli, who had lost his life as a member of Engine Company 9.
The legacy of firefighting courage and sacrifice continued as Frank Iannelli’s two sons, Leonard and Carmen, also followed their father’s footsteps. Tragically, both would also make the supreme sacrifice.
Carmen Iannelli was a Camden firefighter who, along with his father and brother, lost his life while on active duty.
It was not until a bitterly cold night in January 1964, a night where the temperature dropped to 1 degree above 0, that the Iannelli family began to think that fate had singled them out.