DANIEL HUELAS was born John D. Hulasinski on Camden on December
12, 1913 to John and Katherine Hulasenski. He shortened his name to
Huelas after he had joined the Camden Fire Department.
to his brother firefighters as Jake, John Huelas was appointed to the
Camden Fire Department on July 15, 1942. He was then living at 2834
Howell Street in East
Camden. He reported for duty the next day with
Ladder Company 3 at North 27th Street and
Federal Street in
He served with
Ladder 3 until May 19, 1943 when he was transferred
"across the floor" to Engine Company
9, quartered at the same East
Camden location. He remained with Engine 9 until June 16, 1951
he was promoted to Captain and sent to Engine Company 11 at 901
North 27th Street
in Cramer Hill.
Huelas served with Engine Company 11 for almost 14 years. He spent
twenty-three months at Engine Company
2, 619 Kaighn
December 1, 1965 until November 1, 1967; followed by 22 months at Rescue
Company 1, ending his assignment there on September 1, 1969. Captain
Huelas finished 1969 at Engine Company 10 on
Morgan Boulevard in
this period Captain Huelas' son, William H. Huelas, became a Camden
firefighter. He was appointed to the Camden Fire Department on November
8, 1968 and went on to have a long and distinguished career.
new decade saw a return to the Kaighn Avenue firehouse, this time with Engine Company
8, where he served until October 1, 1977. In anticipation
of his retirement, Captain Huelas was assigned to the 2nd Battalion Pool
on October 1, 1977. He retired on pension January 1, 1978 after having
served the City of Camden for over 35 years.
D. Huelas moved to 2826 Thompson Street at some point after joining the
Fire Department, and later moved to 2738 Hayes Avenue in Cramer
Later in life he moved to Franklinville, and then to Pennsgrove, New
Jersey. He passed away on June 7, 1998.