Mrs. Mary Havlick and the Weller children
Russell, Doris, Albert
Camden Courier-Post - June 3, 1933
SISTER SAVED FROM FIRE
brothers, 5, and their sister, 9 months, were rescued yesterday from their
North Camden home by their father, and great-grandmother from a fire
caused by the
of gasoline into which a lighted match had been thrown.
blaze, in a rear shed of the home of Mrs. Mary Havlick, 74, of 253 Burns
Street, great-grandmother of the children, also ignited the adjoining
dwelling of William Bolopue, a huckster, at 251
Street. The Bolopue family was not at home. The fire occurred shortly
after 11 a.
of the children and grandson of Mrs. Havlick, told firemen that the fire
started after he had carelessly tossed a lighted match into a pail of
gasoline which he had drained from his automobile in the rear of the
Weller tried to extinguish the blaze in the pail, he told firemen, he
stumbled over and upset it. The flames caught afire the shed at the rear
of the house.
shut the shed door to cut off the draft, Weller seized his twin boys,
Russell and Albert, Jr., Mrs. Havlick snatched the baby, Doris, from a
high chair. The grandmother and her grandson took the children to the home
of a neighbor, Mrs. Mae Bard, 252 Burns Street.
someone had sent in a fire alarm, and firemen arrived in time to put out
the fire in both houses before much damage resulted.
During the blaze, Mrs. Jessie Weller, mother of the children, was visiting the headquarters of the Emergency Relief Administration to apply for more food for her babies.
Camden Courier-Post * August 19, 1957
Firemen Here Get Advanced First Aid Course
More than 40 members of the Camden Fire Department have completed the Red Cross course in advanced first aid according to announcement today by Howard F. Keller, Collingswood, chairman of the Camden County Chapter's first aid committee.
Instruction sessions were under the direction of Fire Chief William V. Pfefferle, Drillmaster Anthony Dzinski, a member of the local chapter first aid group, assisted by Nicholas E. George, were instructors. Dzinski is a member of the Red Cross faculty at the National Aquatic School held in this area each year for instruction in advance safety techniques. Dick Harris, director of Red Cross safety services, supervised.
All members of the graduating class are personnel of several units housed at fire department headquarters here. These include the Headquarters Company, Engine Company 2, Rescue Squad 1 and Truck Company 1. These groups include:
Rescue Squad: Captains Arthur Batten, Philip A. Stinger and Albert Weller; Edward Brendlinger, Harrison MacNeir, Robert Olesiewicz and James W. Smith.
Headquarters Company: Raymond Banford, John K. Voll and John W. Yates.
Truck Company 1: Captains Daniel Jiannetto, Robert E. Dukes and Otto V. Kaiser; William Watkin, Chester Gedrich, George Baxter, John Mogck, George C. Hennessy, Charles Devlin, Ambrose W. Faust, Joseph McTaggart, Howard R. Taggart, William G. Winstanley and Elmer Johnson Jr.
Engine Company 2: Captains James R. Asher, Thomas Winstanley; Carl Wirtz, James McGrory, Edwin V. Decker, James Stewart, Francis X. McTaggart, Anthony T. Orme, Mario D. Fattore, James O. Jones, Francis P. Stibi, William Hopkins, Robert E. Briggs, John Guiliano, Casper Martelli, Harold H. Pike, John J. Vane, William Stibi, John DiMaggio and Harry Kleinfelder.
|Camden Courier-Post * October 9, 1957|
CERTIFICATES OF COMMENDATION were presented on Tuesday to three Camden firemen by Deputy Public Safety Director Willard C. Schriver. Fire Chief William Van Pfefferle (next to Schriver) watches as presentation was made to Joseph Ballinghoff, Second Division Chief; fireman Harrison MacNeir and Captain Albert A. Weller, of Rescue Squad 1. The awards were made for prompt action of the men in searching for occupants presumed to be in a car which plunged into Cooper River on September 26.
Company 2 with new pumper in front of quarters, 5th & Arch Streets,
|Camden Fire Department - July 31, 1961|
James Smith (seated)
Photo taken during body recovery along Delaware River bulkhead
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May 11, 1962
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First Annual Retirement Dinner
May 3, 1966
T. Cahill - Alfred
R. Pierce - Edward
Keith Kauffman - Rev. W.A. Gwynne - Edward R. MacDowell
Howard W. Ways - George L. Boone - Isaac Muns - John C. Voll John T. Clemmens - Harrison B. Pike - Albert A. Weller
Austin E. Marks - Edward Y. Scott - John W. Yates
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