HOWARD LAMBERT GICK was born on August 22, 1895 in Camden NJ. His father, Robert Gick, was a firefighter, beginning his career as a volunteer with Pavonia Hose Company No. 3 at Cambridge Avenue and River Road. Robert Gick was elected Chief of the Stockton Fire Department in 1897, and joined Camden's paid fire department when Stockton was merged into Camden, eventually becoming Lieutenant of Hose and Chemical Company Number 2.

Howard Gick grew up at 924 North 26th Street. He followed his brother Joseph Gick and his father into the Camden Fire Department in 1923, and stayed with the department until his retirement in 1956. Fire Department record from 1931 show him living at 73 South 24th Street. By 1940 he had reached the rank of Captain, and was living at 2781 Stevens Street in East Camden, not far from his command, Engine Company 9, quartered at 27th & Federal Street. Before his retirement he had risen to District Chief.

After retirement Howard Gick took a post as the Fire Inspector at the Garden State Racetrack in Delaware Township (present-day Cherry Hill) NJ, where he remained employed until his death on June 4, 1968.

Hook & Ladder Company 3, Hose & Chemical Company 1 & Engine Company 9 - 1924

Hook & Ladder Company 3: Captain Joseph B. Ayres, FF Dave Humphries, Al Dukes, John Mulligan, Bill Mountney, Bill Hopkins. Hose & Chemical Company 1: Captain Charles H. Robinson, FF William E "Pud" Jaeckel, George Townsend, Ken Naylor, Howard Gick. Engine Company 9: Captain John H. Vickers, FF Irv Lederman, Newton Ash, Joe Gentlesk, Al Palmer

John Voll, Edward Peraria, Howard Gick, Captain Eli Hunt and George Townsend, firefighters from Engine Company 9, based on Twenty-seventh Street, take a moment together following a fire on a rainy night in December 1928, seen here in the first row from left to right. The blaze involved the offices of Leon E. Todd at 2623 Westfield Avenue. Todd was a realtor who helped develop Medford Lakes.

Engine Company 9 & Ladder Company 3
Engine Company 9 & Ladder Company 3 - circa 1946
John Mulligan passed away on July 28, 1947

E9 Tim Shanahan, Howard "Waxie" Harrington, Howard Gick, unknown, Newton Ash
Johnny Mulligan, Dave Humphries. Clarence Madden, Harry Allebach , unknown, Henry Zook

Camden Courier-Post
November 29, 1941

North 23rd Street 
Howard Gick
Edward Peraria Jr.
Owen Carrigan
John Winter
Ladder Company 3
Engine Company 9

Camden Courier-Post
November 6, 1951

FATHER WHO SAVED his three children is shown holding the tots after the rescue Monday from their smoke-filled apartment at 216 State Street. The children were taking their afternoon nap when the blaze was discovered. From left, Joseph, David Jr., and Jacqueline , are held by their father David Kaluhiokalani.

State Street - Haddon Avenue - Howard Gick
John Henson - James Creato
Winfield Leviseur - Cora Panatella
Etta Kocher - Fred Kocher - David Kocher
Ladder Company 2 - Engine Company 6
Engine Company 7 - Engine Company 8





Camden Courier-Post
April 2, 1952

Mickle Street 
Howard Gick
Progressive Garment Company
Benjamin Schwartz
William Van Pfefferle
Nick Fiorentino

Camden Courier-Post - October 26, 1953

John Gryckiewicz - Howard Gick - William Johnson - William E. Schloendorn - Shirley Schloendorn
Barbara Schloendorn - William Schloendorn - Francis Schloendorn -
James M. Cassady School
Edith Johnson - Anthony Burzynski - Henry Juckett - Elizabeth Juckett - Mary Juckett
Anna Mae Juckett Ganyor - Elizabeth Juckett Perry - Elizabeth Perry - Catherine Burzynski
Lawrence Juckett - Pearl Street

Camden Courier-Post - March 16, 1955
Mickle Street - Garden Hotel - Ladder Company 1 - Ladder Company 2
Engine Company 1 - Engine Company 2 

Camden Courier-Post - June 5, 1968