City of Binghamton, New York

Training Division & Fire Academy


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.

The training schedule ranges from daily drills, half-day training sessions with other stations, all-day specialty training and certification courses. In order to maintain the high standards of the Binghamton Fire Department, firefighters must learn and excel in many areas, including firefighting, search and rescue, emergency medicine, vehicle extrication, swift water rescue, trench collapse rescue, confined space rescue and hazardous materials.

Firefighter Recruit Academy

The Recruit Academy began on June 3, 2014 for the sixteen recruits enrolled. The Training Division is training fifteen recruits for the City of Binghamton and one recruit for the Village of Endicott.

Upon completion of their sixteen weeks of training, the recruits will be certified Emergency Medical Technicians and hold Firefighter I and Firefighter II certificates.

They will also be Hazardous Materials Technicians and proficient in rope rescue.

The Training Division takes great pride that these recruits receive much more training than a typical academy and that the recruits will be able to “hit the ground running” upon completion of the academy.