Friday, March 8, 2013
Chief Paul E. Hartstein
Retired Camden County Fire Marshal
New Jersey State Fire Commissioner
On Wednesday, March 6, 2013 Chief Paul E. Hartstein lost his battle with cancer. Paul was surrounded by his family at the time of his passing and expressed his wish for the following.
A public viewing to held on Friday evening, March 15, 2013 at the Healy Funeral Home, # 9 White Horse Pike, Haddon Heights, New Jersey from 18:00 – 22:00 hours.
A Saturday morning viewing will be held at the St. Vincent Polotti Church, 901 Hopkins Road, Haddon Township, New Jersey from 09:30AM till 10:45AM with a Christian Mass at 11:00AM.
Internment will be at the New Saint Mary’s Cemetery, Browning Road, Bellmawr New Jersey.
Chief Fire Marshal Paul E. Hartstein began his career with the Camden County Fire Marshal’s Office in December of 1981. Paul started out as a Deputy Fire Marshal serving in that position for ten years, of which his duties included working in the fire investigation unit and code enforcement. In 1991, Paul was promoted to the position of Deputy Chief Fire Marshal where he would serve for the next four years ultimately being promoted to the distinguished position of Chief Fire Marshal where he served out the balance of his career for the next sixteen years.
Paul started his career in the fire service when he joined the Audubon Volunteer Fire Department in 1966. Paul served as Lieutenant, Captain, Assistant Chief and Chief of the Audubon Fire Department. Paul also belonged to many organizations including the New Jersey Association of County Fire Marshal’s, New Jersey State Firemen’s Association, the Camden County Firemen’s Association, the Camden County Fire Chief’s and Fire Officer’s Association, New Jersey State Volunteer Firemen’s Association, the International Association of Arson Investigators, International Association of Fire Chiefs, the Burn Foundation of Philadelphia, the Camden County Hero Scholarship and the New Jersey State Fire Safety Commission.
In 1994, Paul also became the Fire Protection Inspector and the Fire Sub-Code Official for the Borough of Audubon which he remained until his death.
Paul also received the Roland Kandle Award from the Burn Foundation for outstanding volunteer service on October 15, 2010.
In 2012 Paul was installed as a 4th Degree Knight with the Haddon Township Chapter, Knights of Columbus.
On November 30, 2012, Paul received an award from the New Jersey State Juvenile Firesetters Council on behalf of the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety and the New Jersey Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators. The award was given to him for his tireless efforts and dedication in support of juvenile firesetter awareness and intervention throughout the State of New Jersey.
On February 2, 2013, Paul was presented an award by the Audubon Fire Department for his dedication and for gratefully serving the Borough of Audubon the past 40 years.
Paul proudly resided in Audubon, and leaves behind his wife, Annette, and two children, Jennifer & Paul. He retired May 1st 2011 as Chief of the Camden County Fire Marshal Office following thirty years of service to the County of Camden.
Fire Service Personnel attending the services on Saturday morning, March 16, 2013, and will be bringing fire apparatus to the funeral are to stage on the Paul VI High School parking lot.
The Runnemede Fire Company presents:
An Evening of Wine Tasting
Friday, April 12, 2013, at 7:00 PM
Featuring: Sharrott Winery
Tickets are now available for $30.00 per ticket
Light Fare and Refreshments will be served
Please come out and see our newly renovated hall
!For Tickets and more information, please contact the Station: (856) 939-4390
or ask any Fire Company Member
Friday, February 15, 2013
Task Force 7 was dispatched for a reported apartment fire at 1001 N. Black Horse Pike. Upon arrival crews found smoke showing from division "C". The Beaver Brook Duty Engine, Squad 32 stretched a 1 3/4" handline to the fire room and found the fire to be extinguished prior arrival with a dry chem extinguisher, however crews still had a heavy smoke condition throughout. Companies ventilated the building and overhauled the affected area in the apartment. The fire is being investigated through the Runnemede Fire Marshalls Office.
All Companies - Chief 702, Squad, and Engine 75(Runnemede), Rescue and Battalion 82(Chews Landing), Ladder 91(Barrington), Ladder 33(Bellmawr), Utility 81 and Chief 8101(Glendora), Squirt 21(Haddon Heights), and Utility 69-1(Hi Nella).
Friday, February 8, 2013
Approximately 11:30 a.m. Squad 75 was toned for a motor vehicle accident with reports of entrapment. Chief 701(Moriarty) arrived to find a two vehicle head on accident with one overturned, all occupants out of vehicles. A total of 4 patients were transported to the hospital.
After clearing the accident, Squad 75 was toned for a report of wire down/burning in front of the Phily Sports Bar. Battalion 75(Dolce) and Chief 701(Moriarty) arrived confirming the report. Squad 75 assisted the Runnemede PD with shutting down the Black Horse Pike. PSE&G was called to the scene and quickly handled the situation.
Saturday, January 5, 2013
The Mayor of
Runnemede, Bertha “Sis” Kalvaitis, swore in the 2013 Line Officers and Executive Board at
our Annual Installation Banquet. We look forward to a very progressive and successful 2013.
Department - 701 - Patrick Moriarty
- 702 - Alfred Loverdi
Chief - 7502 - Thomas Buscio
7504 - Jaime Daleus
7505 - Anthony Dolce
7506 - Matthew Meyers
President - Michael Kearney
- Mary Roray
- Joan Albertson
Treasure - Bernard Moore
Trustee - Alfred Loverdi, Bob Wilson, Greg Grugan, George Pedicelli, and Charles Romond
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Squad 75(Runnemede), BLS 3(Bellmawr), and Medic 41(Virtua) were dispatched to the area of 109 E. 9th Ave with a report of a single vehicle accident. Chief 701(Moriarty) arrived to find Runnemede Police on location with a vehicle into a tree with one person trapped. Squad 75 arrived and operated with the hydraulic rescue tools to free the patient. Patient was packaged and transported to the local hospital. This accident is under investigation by the Runnemede Police Department.
Photo by B. Bove
Photo by M. Hartman
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Squad 75 and Mount Laurel FD were dispatched to mile marker 36.1 Northbound on the New Jersey Turnpike. While responding we received report of possible 4 people trapped in the vehicle. Mount Laurel units arrived on scene to find one vehicle off the road and confirmed only one person trapped. Squad 75(Runnemede) arrived and assisted Mount Laurel FD with stabilization of the vehicle and with the extrication of (1) patient whom was in the front passenger seat of the vehicle. Patient was packaged by EMS and transported to the ER. This accident is under investigation with the New Jersey State Police.
Photo by RFD
Photo courtesy of Tom Fowler BFD
Friday, December 21, 2012
00:04 - Task Force 82 was dispatched to 35 Brookline Dr for a reported dwelling fire. Battalion 82 arrived to find heavy fire showing from a two-story single family dwelling with fire extending to the exposure. Squad 32(staffed by the Beaver Brook Fire Alliance) and Squad 75(Runnemede) responded and operated at this fire. The fire escalated to two alarms and is being investigated.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
- U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) want you to know that every year, hospital emergency rooms treat about 12,500 people for injuries, such as falls, cuts and shocks, related to holiday lights, decorations and Christmas trees.In addition, warns CPSC, candles start about 11,600 fires each year, resulting in 150 deaths, 1,200 injuries and $173 million in property loss. Christmas trees are involved in about 300 fires annually, resulting in 10 deaths, 30 injuries and an average of more than $10 million in property loss and damage.Additional CPSC tips to make your holiday a safe one include:Trees:
Sunday, December 9, 2012
The Beaver Brook Regional Fire Alliance responded to the Black Horse Pike and Clements Bridge Rd for a pedestrian who was struck by a car.
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