Camden County Fire Rescue is pleased to announce the arrival of a new engine. Engine 14 is now responding to calls from Firehouse 5 off of Roberts Path in central Camden County.
“This new engine is an asset to our department as we seek to better serve Camden County through updates to our frontline response vehicles,” said Camden County Fire Rescue Chief Terry Smith. “We continue to thank the Board of Commissioners for their ongoing support of Camden County Fire Rescue.”
Camden County Fire Rescue staff honored historic firefighters with a push-in ceremony on Friday, January 19, 2024. While push-in ceremonies have been held at fire stations for generations, this is the first time that Camden County Fire Rescue used this method for welcoming a new apparatus into service. Dating back to the 1800s, fire crews would return with horse-drawn equipment. These crews would have to detach the horses from the equipment and push it back into the bay. CCFR’s ceremony honored the work of those early fire crews.
Purchased through the unincorporated fund, the new Engine 14 cost $341,689 and was originally ordered in October 2021.
In addition to the new Engine 14, Camden County Fire Rescue is awaiting delivery of multiple apparatus. One ambulance, two tankers, and two additional engines are currently in production. Arrival times have extended to 24 months or more from order date to delivery date.