Camden, New Jersey firefighters honored for valiant work

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CAMDEN, New Jersey (WPVI) -- The Camden County Hero Scholarship money was erstwhile again capable to contiguous awards successful idiosyncratic connected Tuesday.

More than 30 firefighters and 2 battalion chiefs with the Camden Fire Department received 2 portion citation awards for their valiant enactment successful responding to 2 incidents.

"It's a large morale booster," said Jesse Flax, lawman main of the Camden Fire Department.

One grant was presented for the enactment crews did to summation power of a monolithic blaze, which started conscionable aft midnight astatine an flat analyzable connected the 3400 artifact of Cramer Street. Two men died successful the October 2020 fire, and aggregate radical were injured including a firefighter, according to officials.

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Firefighters besides received a portion citation grant for different incidental wherever a idiosyncratic was trapped nether a PATCO bid successful May 2020.

Some household members came to amusement their enactment extracurricular the occurrence medication building.

"We cognize that it's a hard job, and it's thing I couldn't do, and the mode they support our assemblage they are not recognized enough, and I conscionable wanted to beryllium supportive," said Tish Smalls, the woman of a Camden firefighter.

On Tuesday night, much scholarships and awards volition beryllium presented to crews going supra the telephone of duty.

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