Tag: Engine Company 9

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Carmen Iannelli

    Carmen Iannelli

    Carmen Iannelli, a second-generation Camden firefighter, tragically lost his life in the line of duty following a fire in the 1300 block of Pine Street. Both his father, Frank Iannelli, and his older brother, Captain Leonard Iannelli, also perished while serving as active-duty firefighters. Carmen Iannelli was born on November 7, 1924, in Camden, to…

  • James T. McGrory, Jr

    James T. McGrory, Jr

    James T. McGrory was born on July 25, 1927, to James T. McGrory and Marguerite McGrory (née unknown). In the 1930 Census, the McGrory family, including James’ younger siblings Doris and Joseph, resided at 527 Fairview Street. At that time, James’ father worked as a manager at an American Stores grocery. The 1940 Camden City…

  • Fireman Dies After City Blaze

    Fireman Dies After City Blaze

    Camden Courier-Post – June 5, 1975 A Camden fireman collapsed and died of an apparent heart attack early today after returning from the scene of a two-alarm fire that severely damaged a city warehouse. A brother of the fireman died under similar circumstances at a fire scene in 1964. Carmen Iannelli, 50, of 3061 Stevens…

  • Camden Bank, Business Bldg. Targets of Two Firebombings

    Camden Bank, Business Bldg. Targets of Two Firebombings

    Camden Courier-Post – December 22, 1971 Volkswagen Impounded by Police By Joseph R. McCarthy and Douglas Campbell, Courier-Post Staff There was a loud bang from the back room of the Third National Bank of New Jersey, Camden at 7:34 am. today, just after Miss Sara Matthews, head bookkeeper, had left and shut the door. When…

  • 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…

  • 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…