Tag: Engine Company 8

  • George T. Quinn

    George T. Quinn

    George Tabor Quinn was born on January 23, 1875, in New Jersey, to parents Davis Quinn and Estelle Abel. The Quinn family, comprising George, his older sister Violet, and later, younger siblings Leila A. Quinn (born in 1880) and Albert Quinn (born in 1886), resided at 448 Benson Street from 1878 to 1888. They later…

  • Leonard Iannelli

    Leonard Iannelli

    Leonard Iannelli, born into a family of dedicated firefighters, followed in the footsteps of his father, Frank Iannelli, who had lost his life while battling a fire as a member of Engine Company 9 on April 5, 1942. Leonard Iannelli, a graduate of Camden High School in June 1942, joined the esteemed ranks of the…

  • Raymond T. Amos

    Raymond T. Amos

    RAYMOND T. AMOS was born in Frankford, Delaware on December 28, 1905 to Albert and Catherine Amos. His father was a minister. The family had moved to Camden by the summer of 1910 and taken up residence at 1004 Central Avenue. The family had moved to 825 Walnut Street in South Camden by January of…

  • Camden Fire Dept – Garage Fire on Warnock Place

    Camden Fire Dept – Garage Fire on Warnock Place

    December 15, 2013 Police were already on scene, Squad 7 was the first fire unit to arrive. There was a whole lot of smoke from this detached garage on Warnock Place, an old more or less abandoned street that runs west from South 8th Street between Sycamore Street and Kaighn Avenue. A water supply was…

  • 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…

  • 3-Alarm Fire Rakes Building

    3-Alarm Fire Rakes Building

    Camden Courier-Post – April 28, 1962 Fire early today razed a condemned two-story brick vacant factory and warehouse formerly owned by the Fuller Brush Co. at 6th st. and Atlantic ave. There was no estimate of the loss. Deputy Fire Marshal John Gaffney said a man who declined to identify himself reported seeing two boys…

  • 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…