Tag: Engine Company 6

  • 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.…

  • Dominick J. Persiani

    Dominick J. Persiani

    Dominick J. Persiani was born in New Jersey in 1918 to parents Caesar and Alma Persiani. The 1920 Census records the family, consisting of Dominick and three older sisters, residing at 311 Division Street in South Camden. After receiving a grammar school education, Dominick entered the workforce. The 1930 Census indicates that he lived with…

  • William H. Deitz

    William H. Deitz

    William Harry Deitz was born on May 16, 1937, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Frank C. Deitz and Caroline Deitz (née unknown). In June 1917, when William was just an infant, the family moved to 153 Maple Terrace in Merchantville, New Jersey, where they resided with William’s paternal grandfather, also named William H. Deitz. At that…

  • Police Investigate 3 Fires in 4 Hours In One Section

    Police Investigate 3 Fires in 4 Hours In One Section

    Camden Courier-Post – July 31, 1952 Kaighn School Razed; Blazes Set in Church, Unoccupied House Police today are investigating the possibility that three fires Wednesday within a quarter-mile area inside of three hours and 46 minutes were the work of a firebug. The blaze which razed the Kaighn School, 5th and Chestnut Sts., Seriously damaged…

  • 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…

  • Fire Station Closes Soon

    Camden Courier-Post – June 29, 1933 Mayor Denies Safety Menace Stewart Declares Underwriters Recommended Change PROTEST IS MADE BY CIVIC HEAD Closing of the fire station housing Engine Company No. 4 at Fourth and Vine streets is now under way and will be completed within a few days. This was announced yesterday by Mayor Roy…

  • Police to Probe $200,000 Kaighn Ave. Fire

    Police to Probe $200,000 Kaighn Ave. Fire

    Camden Courier-Post – January 18, 1922 Fire Captain May Die, Four Others Injured; Damage Is $200,000 Economy Store and Other Buildings Near Broadway Swept by Flames Early This Morning Falling Debris Carries Men Through Roof And Into Cellar Sleeping Inmates of Apartments Roused and Invalid Carried to Safety Mayor Sees Rescues Mayor [Charles H.] Ellis…

  • 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…

  • Thousands View Chief’s Remains

    Thousands View Chief’s Remains

    Camden Post-Telegram – May 10, 1914 Throngs Jam Court House While Body Lies in State for Two Hours. LAST SAD RITES THIS AFTERNOON Not since the memorable funeral of Chief of Police Foster ten years ago, has there been such a genuine public tribute paid an official of Camden as was in evidence last night…