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Monday, April 8, 2013

Binghamton New York Firefighter Line Of Duty Death 04.06.2013

Binghamton firefighter John Janos tosses green beads during Parade Day in Binghamton last month. Janos died Friday night at age 57. / CASEY STAFF / File Photo from

On April 4, 2012 at 0023hrs, after having responded to an automatic  false smoke detector alarm, fire alarm on the 5th floor of an occupied multiple dwelling earlier in the morning, Firefighter John M. Janos,  a 24 year veteran of the Binghamton Fire Department was found deceased in bed at the Binghamton firehouse at 39 West State St. on Saturday morning.

The preliminary cause of death of John Janos has been determined, with  Dr. John Prindle says the cause of death was cardiac. Dr. Prindle says this is preliminary as it will take several weeks for a complete report. 

Binghamton Assistant Fire Chief Richard Allen stated the Firefighter Janos will be greatly missed and was a person on which he could always count. 

John M. Janos leaves behind a wife and three children. 

Our condolences to the Janos Family & Friends, the Binghamton Fire Department and to all affected by Firefighter John M. Janos' passing.   

To date, 15 firefighter fatalities has been reported to USFA in 2013. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) Fatality Notices page. 

(The usual disclaimers: I am not a journalist; This is a blog that expresses an outlook and is not conclusive in any shape or manner.)

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