Tag: Engine Company 3

  • William J. Cleary

    William J. Cleary

    William J. Cleary, born in Philadelphia on August 23, 1908, entered the service of the Camden Fire Department on September 29, 1940. Initially assigned to the role of a hoseman in Engine Company 3 at 1813 Broadway on October 15, 1940, Cleary’s dedication to his career faced a temporary interruption when he was drafted into…

  • 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…

  • Joseph A. Ware

    Joseph A. Ware

    Joseph A. Ware, born in 1878 to Emma and James Ware Jr., spent the majority of his life in Camden’s historic Eighth Ward. During his early years, his family resided in proximity to South 7th Street and Ferry Avenue. James Ware Jr., his father, engaged in various occupations, with a notable involvement in politics during…

  • Robert R. Allen, Sr.

    Robert R. Allen, Sr.

    ROBERT R. ALLEN SR was born in Camden, New Jersey on October 10, 1943 to David and Gertrude Allen. He served in the United States Army from June 25, 1962 until June 13, 1965, being honorably discharged after two years service. On On July 15, 1968 Robert R. Allen Sr. was appointed to the Camden…

  • 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…

  • Dr. Donges, Mills, Schepperkittes, Covely and Other Men Wrought Through Years to Bring Needed Improvements to District

    Camden Courier-Post – June 12, 1933 By BEN COURTER When a larger community annexes an adjoining district the newer area is generally regarded, for a time at least, as a step-child. Older residents of East Camden will bear out that truism when they recall how difficult it was to obtain improvements. Years before, Newton Township…

  • 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…