Ex-Chief Paul F. Price, Sr.Sunday, October 2nd, 2016, 9:02 am
On August 11, 2016, Paul F. Price, Sr., passed away peacefully at home at age 63.
A longtime resident of Audubon, Paul retired in 2009 as the Deputy Chief of the Camden City Fire Department. Prior to, during, and after his service with the Camden City Fire Department, Paul served and volunteered with many different organizations as past-President of the Camden County Fireman’s Association; past-board member for the Camden County Hero Scholarship Fund; a founding member of the Marine Incident Response Team (MIRT); a Planning Section Chief for FEMA; a longtime member of the Defender Fire Company, and Deputy Chief of the Audubon Fire Company as well as a member of the Office of Emergency Management (O.E.M.) for both Camden City and Audubon, where he currently served as their director.
On Thursday, the Audubon Fire Department was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident with a utility pole and wires down. Safety Officer Price was one of the personnel who answered the alarm by responding to the firehouse. One apparatus responded prior to Price arriving at the station. The responding apparatus and personnel mitigated the incident and Safety Officer Price remained at the fire station while the call was ongoing. Upon the return of the apparatus, Price assisted the personnel with placing the apparatus back into service. He then left the station and later that evening attended a town Emergency Management meeting. Safety Officer Price returned home later that night and was discovered the following morning by a family member. EMS responded for the pronouncement, as no life-saving measures were warranted.