It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 51st Line Of Duty Death for 2016 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & former Assistant Chief and current Safety Officer Paul Price, Sr. and retired Deputy Fire Chief with the Camden City Fire Department has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and our Brothers & Sisters with the Audubon Fire Department & Camden City Fire Department.
Paul Price, Sr.
Rank: Safety Officer
Years of Service: 40+
Date of Incident: 08/10/2016
Time of Incident: 1546hrs
Date of Death: 08/11/2016
Fire Department: Audubon Fire Department
Address: 221 W. Merchant ST, Audubon, NJ 08106
Fire Department Chief: Arthur Johansen
Incident Description: 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 fire station. One apparatus responded prior to Price arriving at the station. The responding apparatus and personnel mitigated the incident. Safety Officer Price remained at the fire station while the call was ongoing. Upon the return of the apparatus to the fire station, 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 already deceased due to a likely cardiac event. EMS responded for the pronouncement, as no life-saving measures were warranted. Safety Officer Price was a former Assistant Fire Chief with Audubon Fire Department and a retired Deputy Fire Chief with the Camden City Fire Department.
Incident Location: 221 W. Merchant ST, Audubon, NJ 08106
Tribute is being paid to Safety Officer Paul Price, Sr., at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalities/
To date, 51 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2016. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at https://www.usfa.fema.gov/data/statistics/ff_fatality_reports.html