City of Binghamton, New York

Fire Department

Fire Suppression

The five Binghamton Fire Bureau stations are staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The Bureau has earned a reputation as one of the most progressive fire departments in New York state through:

Special Operations

All manners of land and water rescue are used such as:

  • High-angle rope rescue
  • Low-angle rope rescue
  • Confined-space rescue
  • Building collapse
  • Vehicle extrication
  • Water rescue
  • Swift Water rescue
  • Ice rescue
  • Hazardous Materials full service response

Operating Permit Application and Rapid Entry System for Buildings

Please fill out pages one, two and any of the appendices that are applicable to your type of permit required.

When it is completed, please send the following pages back to the Fire Marshal's Office:

  •      Page 1
  •      Page 2
  •      Page 3
  •      Any filled in appendix page that applies to your permit.

Completed permits may be hand carried, mailed, faxed or e-mailed to our office.

If you are delivering in person, City Hall is open from 8:15 am until 3:45 pm.

23 brave City of Binghamton firefighters have lost their lives in the line of duty:

Firefighter John M. Janos - April 6, 2013

FF John M. Janos

FF John Janos suffered a heart attack and passed away in the early morning hours, shortly after returning to the station from an alarm at 23 Henry St. FF Janos had climbed five stories in full gear to investigate the alarm.


The Training Division provides preparation on how firefighters should best respond to a wide variety of possible emergency incidents. The goal of the Training Division is to properly prepare every firefighter to respond with instinctive knowledge and expertise.

Fire Prevention

The Fire Prevention Division provides the following services:

  • Public education.
  • Fire investigation to determine origin and cause.
  • Computerization of gathered information and fire department business.
  • Code compliance.
  • Elimination of unnecessary responses.

Smoke Alarms: Residential


Are they required?


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