This is dedicated to the memory of our members who have made the ultimate sacrifice in their service to the department and TO the residents of Fort Lee & to the memory of THOSE who served the department THROUGHOUT IT'S HISTORY....
MAY THEY ALL REST IN PEACE!
"A Fireman's Prayer"
when i am called to duty, god where ever the flames may rage,
give me the strength to save some life whatever be its age.
help me embrace a little child before it is to late
ot save an older person from the horror of that fate.
enable me to be alert and hear the weakest shout
and quickly and efficiently to put the fire out
i want to fill my calling and to give the best in me,
to guard my every neighbor and protect his property.
and if according to my fate i am to lose my life,
please bless with your protecting hand my children and my wife.
KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY
ENGINE COMPANY NO. 1
FF. Fred Cavaliere
On Saturday February 7, 1925 the department responded to a fire at the National Evans Film Laboratory located at the corner of Linwood Avenue and Main Street. Upon arrival the firefighters found that the buildings sprinkler system had extinguished most of the fire. While the firefighters were in the process of extinguishing the remaining hot spots an ammonia tank inside the building exploded causing a major collapse of the building. FF. Cavaliere was buried under a brick wall along with other firefighters that he was working with at the time. The firefighters worked feverishly to rescue those who were buried beneath the rubble. FF. Cavaliere was extricated and transported to Englewood Hospital were he died on February 11, 1925 from severe internal injuries. FF. Cavaliere was 49 years of age and a member of the department for seven years at the time of his death. He was survived by his wife, Marie Pardo and seven children. He was buried on February 14, 1925 at the Fairview Cemetery in a section called "Hero's Corner". This special place was donated by the owner of the cemetery, Frederick Alson-Garner, who reserved this place of honor for firefighters and police officers who were killed in the line of duty.
DIED IN THE LINE OF DUTY
FIRE PREVENTION BUREAU
Fire Inspector Howard Cooper - 1986
On January 6, 1986 while on duty, Fire Inspector Cooper was preparing to issue a parking ticket to a vehicle parked in the fire lane of one of the local businesses when he became involved in a verbal confrontation with the operator of the vehicle. He called for assistance from the police department via radio. Upon their arrival, the police found Inspector Cooper slumped over the wheel of his vehicle having difficulty breathing. He was rushed to Englewood Hospital where he later died from a massive heart attack. Inspector Cooper, who was 64 years old, had planned to retire at the end of the year.
ENGINE CO. 1
Joseph Darrell Richard Cella Louis Boland Harry Allison Henry Benecke, Sr.
August Fishers, Sr. Frank Hayek Louis Hayek Charles J. Holmberg Arthur Kimbel
Charles Kinsler Fred Kimmelman Oscar Buckheister Albert Doscher Vincent Cherney, Sr.
Louis Brosch George Kuch Julius M. Dubois L.J. Holenius Gerome Sadi
John Allen John A. Lang Peter R. Saitta George Crozier G. Schumann, Sr.
James F. McNally Daniel McAvoy George Lindler, Sr. George Ruff John Monahan
Ferdinand Knorzier Ignates Szabo Joseph Schlosser Julius Seipel Louis Schlapp
Philip Hook, Sr. Morris Hanover Charles L. Richter Christopher Davis Fred Ruchenbrod
James Sheehan John Creegan Emil Guadagno Charles Vogel, Sr. Angelo Marshall
J. Fletcher Burdett Jahn Daly A.D. McMillan Lawrence Dobbelaar Anthony Marion
Fred Marsden Tom McNally Leonard Bigler William Connell George F. Tracy
Charles J. Herliman John Paguighi Jacob Beyer Charles Hunt John N. Race
Walter F. Olsommer George Schlosser John Catania Walter Hayes George Hayes
Thomas Hawkins Philip Beyer Charles Killinger, Sr. George F. Burdett Guido Semmendinger
Peter Cella Arthur E. Kerwien Frank Cavaliere Gene Lang James Dillon Carl Lantenschlager
Edward G. Kaufer George Moskowitz John Ragosta William Bumann Charles Mehlini
Clarence Yeimans Paul Muench Walter Connell George Kellinger, Sr. Earl McKellop
George Lahm Theo Retzer Anthony Gerardi Harry Hafley John Taus
C. Kellinger Patrick Burke Harry Barbieri William Kahrs George Kimball
Philip Hook Harry Hawkins, Sr. George S. Lardner George Lautenschlager Peter Ricco
Reggie Schultz George Graff George Heus Frank O'Connell J. Fletcher Creamer, Sr.
Marion O. Palen Arthur Barbieri Charles Heft, Jr. James J. Flynn Charles Stein
William Connell Jeury Krahl Joseph Taus Warren Lawten Arthur Siccardi
Charles Kyle Patrick J. Warren Charles Bowers William Corcoran Patrick Riker
Edwin New Thomas Hawkins George J. Lautenschlager Joseph Cavaliere John Reilly
Arnold Glauser Jules Marcus William Thompson Christian Bertram Samuel Gnasso
Alphonse Minieri, Jr. Al Grigolo
RESCUE/ENGINE CO. 2
Jacob Diehl John Kearney James Boyle Patrick Murray John Liddance
James Carney Frank Boyle Charles Trueman Louis Moeller William McBean
James Murray William Keller Dominick Joy Louis Joy Henry Tonjes
John Dalton William J. Ryan John G. Schuster Frank Ruff Anthony McKenna
Thomas A. Branigan George Ranges Edward R. Edwards John J. Burns Reuben Coyte
Fred Bollembeck William Koehler, Sr. Frederick Hummel Stephen Kelly Jacob Bauer
Joseph Walters Gus Dursch Theodore VanBemmel George Walker, Jr. Paul Brennan
William Keller John Tierney Frank Schmidt, Sr. Joseph Rutter John Davis
Martin Walters James Joy John Whitteaker Joseph Ruff Andrew McDermott
Joseph Keegan Donald Branigan William Koehler Alexander Lang Anthony Burns
Adam Schmidt Harold Richardson Charles Schauren John Tierney, Jr. William Schuster
Louis Moeller William Schauren Thomas Kelly Joseph Perry Joseph Spina, Sr.
Joseph Murphy Joseph Kelly, Sr. Frank Schmidt Edward Amitrano Vincent VanDeweghe
Spencer Duncan James Wood Gerald Huber James P. Waters William Kelle
William Peppard, Sr. William Leahy Helmut Mehling Walter Schauren Daniel Cook, Sr. Joseph Licata
LADDER CO. 3
Joseph Meesig Charles Radl, Sr. Anthony Fornabai A.L. Mohan Fred Elbrecht
William Ennesser Fred Schlosser Walter Ottel Fred Stangel Henry C. Beyer
Edward Lehman Thomas Ward Charles Hatley Leopold Merkle Joseph Hengstler
Daniel Eckle Charles Nelson Adolph Bertram Henry Heincke Adolph Thomas
William Douglas Hans Mattson Frederick Clare Charles F. Cruz George F. Hill
Jacob Bach Louis Frola Frank Chippani Edward H. Trythall Patrick Harnett
Leonard Merkle John Reardon William Merkle John Seufert Fred Beyer
Charles Merkle, Jr. Rene Feuillye Goerge Rosson Frank Orsino Charles Mattson
Samuel J. Corker Michael F. Grief James Marks Daniel Reardon Charles Merkle, Sr.
Edward Merkle, Sr. Joseph G. Casper W. Casper M. Rosson Francis Mills, Sr.
Vincent Luvera Louis Hoebel Charles Rosenstangel George Casper George Allstadt
George Meyer George Merkel Charles Bender George DeMatteo Ralph Jouan
Philip Traverso George Brown Anton Lafko Louis Messig, Sr. George Pimont
Charles Messig Lawrence Barrett Herman Heneicke Peter Siccardi Francis Blainey
Ralph Stangle Charles Glaser William Beyer William Shaw Luke Frate
Peter Christoff Thomas Cullum Anthony Morena Charles Merkle III Edward Lehman
William Schwab John Rosenstangel Henry Thomas Joseph Orsino George Ennesser
Al Shaw C. Rosenstangle J. Frola Kenneth Sheehan Thomas Tierney
William Hook Adolph Schroeder Albert Troy Charles Roth James Christoff. Jr.
Louis Bertram Louis Messig, Jr. Martin J. Cummins Charles Kurz James Fornabei, Sr.
William Suntag Christian Klein Charles Frola James Corticelli George J. Hook
Kenneth M. Sheehan, Jr. Christian Mayer William Quinn Charles Goebel
Charles Frola, Jr. Charles Radl, Jr. James Christoff, Sr. Justin Piedmont Lucien Ciocca
Joseph Dykes Vincent Porrino Henry Hoebel Alvin Roehrer Thomas Fredricks
Salvatore Barilla Mario Litterini Ralph Porrino
ENGINE CO. 4
Samuel Barr Garfield May N.A. Paul Charles Logan, Sr. Charles Logan, Jr.
Edward Muth, Sr. Edward Muth, Jr. Clarence C. Hunicke James Stewart Theodore Kemm, Sr.
Theodore Kemm, Jr. Wilbur Holt John Loesche Gus Meyen W.E. Reuckheim
Charles Of Harry S. Clarke George Stabel Claton Stewart Lawrence Sager
Ouriel Shirin Henri Jeltrup William Beckman Frederick St. John Carl Meyn
J.F. Pennell H.J. Gaess Anthony Czaszar Otto Hunicke Frederick Baer
Michael Verdi Wilbur Gaess Thomas Fredericks Robert L. Petermann John P. Sedlak
Harold Roser John C. Breiby August Beckman Bernard Brady Raymond Dee
Charles Ferri Michael LoPiano Thomas Pierson, Sr. Arthur Willmann Harry Elkan
H.T. Beans John Johansen Bruce Best Ralph Drake Walter Redemann
Walter Binner Robert Jackovetto Louis Brandmeir Herman Stumph James Siracuse
Lester Muth Mario Maiello Alfred Aikens Anthony Corring Louis Botjer
Al Triano Robert Lyons John Centrella John Guido George Beckman
George Lane Walter Ecker Vic Siracuse Hugo Del Nero Edward Eager
Joseph Liebmann William Walker A.W. Dyer Anthony Chichin Elmer Siracuse
Bernard Mann Paul Loesche Joseph Marotta Burt Glaubinger Anthony Choromanski
John Pappalardo Donald O'Prandy
Rev. R.J. Clark, Engine Co. 1
Rev. John F. Muligan, Rescue/Engine Co. 2
Dr. Kelder, Rescue/Engine Co. 2
Rev. D.B. Mulcahy, Rescue/Engine Co. 2
Rev. Justin W. Corcoran, Ladder Co. 3
Monsignor Morrissey, Ladder Co. 3
FIRE PREVENTION BUREAU
Joseph Spina, Jr.
Carmela L. Berardi
HONORARY CHIEF OF DEPARTMENT
Harry T. Holtje
Edward Bernard, Sr.