Tag: Engine Company 10

  • Earl A. Smith Sr.

    Earl A. Smith Sr., born on April 28, 1921, was one of at least nine children born to Catherine and Spencer H. Smith Sr. The elder Smith had a lengthy and distinguished career as a Camden Firefighter, starting in 1914. Spencer F. Smith Sr. joined the Camden Fire Department on May 1, 1914, assigned to…

  • Edward F. Murtaugh

    Edward F. Murtaugh

    Edward F. Murtaugh was born on January 27, 1947, in Camden to John J. Murtaugh Jr. and Saimi Perala. He was named in honor of his late uncle, Private Edward F. Murtaugh, who lost his life in action in Italy in 1944. The Murtaugh family resided at 1169 Bergen Avenue in Camden’s Cramer Hill neighborhood.…

  • Camden NJ Devil’s Night Fires

    Camden NJ Devil’s Night Fires

    Photos and story by Bob Bartosz October 30, 2008 known by many Cities as “Mischief Night” — In Camden New Jersey it is known for its “Devil’s Night” — but for the last few years it has been very quiet. Including this year. Shortly after 7 p.m. calls were received for a dwelling fire at…

  • Changes Announced in Fire Department

    Changes Announced in Fire Department

    Camden Courier-Post – June 5, 1940 Truck Disbanded, Engine Company Created 13 Men Transferred Commissioner Mary W. Kobus yesterday announced a number of changes in the fire department, including the disbanding of Truck Company No. 4; creation of a new engine company No. 10, and the transfer of 18 officers and men, 12 of them…

  • New Firemen Assigned for Two Platoons

    New Firemen Assigned for Two Platoons

    Camden Post-Telegram – December 30, 1920 Double Shift System Becomes Effective at 8 O’clock on Saturday Morning Saturday morning at 8 o’clock the two-platoon system of the Fire Department becomes effective. At that hour the first shift will go on duty and remain until 6 p.m. when the second squad goes on, remaining until 8…