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Obituary of Carmen Merlino, III 1971 - 2018

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Chief Carmen Merlino III

Carmen A. Merlino, III age 46 of Nesco passed away Saturday June 16, 2018. Carmen was born in Vineland and a resident of Nesco his entire life. He was a 1990 graduate of Oakcrest High School. Carmen was the operations manager for the family business Oakcrest Farms. He was the chief of Nesco Volunteer Fire Co. and a member for 27 years. Carmen was a member of the Atlantic County Fire Association, Atlantic County Chiefs Association and Cruisin Classics.


He is survived by his parents Carmen Jr. and Mary Jane (nee Spadoni), his children Carmen A. IV and Carley and their mother Jamie and his sister Renee.


Family and friends are invited to attend his viewing Wednesday evening 6pm to 9pm and Thursday morning 9:30am to 10:30am at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Parish - St. Anthony Church Rt #206 Hammonton, NJ.. Mass of Christian Burial 11:00am at the Church. Entombment will follow in Greenmount Cemetery S. First Rd. Hammonton. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Carmen’s memory for his children’s education c/o Carmen A. Merlino Jr. 3223 Nesco Rd. Hammonton, NJ 08037. Arrangements entrusted to Marinella Funeral Home, Hammonton. Please share condolences to:

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Nesco Chief Carmen Merlino III

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Chief Carmen Merlino III

From the Nesco Vol Fire Company's Facebook page

It is with deep regrets, sadness, and heavy hearts the Nesco Volunteer Fire Company announces the sudden passing of Chief Carmen Merlino III. Chief Merlino III was a member of the department for 27 years, he loved serving his community. Chief Merlino III will be missed by many. Rest in Peace Chief and thank you for your service to our department and community. Arrangements are still being made and will be shared as soon as they are available. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Carmens family during this difficult time.

The Elwood Vol Fire Company would like to express our deepest sympathy to The Nesco Vol Fire Company, the Merlino family and all of Mullica Twp. He will be missed.

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EVFC Incident #70 06/16/2018 at 8:52pm - 4531 S White Horse Pike (Elwood Deli) for an MVA no with Injuries

IncidentsVehicle crashed into gas pump. Employee hit emergency shut off button and called 911. Checked pump for fuel leak. No leak found. No hazard at this time. Owner has company coming to inspect and repair gas pump.
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EVFC Incident #69 06/14/2018 at 12:33pm - Hammonton Station 1 for a Cover Assignment

IncidentsCalled to Cover Hammonton Station 1 while they were on a structure fire.
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EVFC Incident #68 06/09/2018 at 1:50pm - 2311 7th ave for a Smoke Investigation

IncidentsCalled for the report of smoke in the area. Car 1600, Tanker 16-5 and Engine 16-3 staged at Weekstown rd & 7th ave. Cleared by Weekstown command at 2:08pm.
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Fire in Galloway complex kills 3 pets and destroys two apartments

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Galloway Township Police Department

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — Three pets died in a fire that left two apartments uninhabitable Friday afternoon, police said.

Galloway Township police were the first on scene to a fire in the Ryan’s Ridge development on Second Avenue around 4:30 p.m. and evacuated the complex.


Firefighters from Galloway’s volunteer companies Bayview, Pomona and Oceanville also responded and were able to bring the fire under control under the direction of Galloway Township Fire Chief Richard Smith. Two of the residences are no longer inhabitable, according to police. A third unit sustained minor damage.

The fire is under investigation by Investigator Scott Feldman of the Galloway Township Fire Department, and Detective Lt. Joseph Picardi and Officer John Mooney of the Galloway Township Police Department Fire Investigation Unit.


Also responding to the scene were the Galloway Township Ambulance Squad, Galloway Township Emergency Management, Galloway Township Code Enforcement, American Red Cross and Atlantic City Electric.


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EVFC Incident #67 06/08/2018 at 9:23pm - 534 Wharton Park Blvd for an Oven Fire

IncidentsCalled for an oven fire. Found owner had oven on self-clean and there was a small fire in the oven. Fire was out on arrival. Checked for extension, none found. Advised owner to have oven inspected before using again. All units cleared at 9:45pm
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