John M. Janos

Firefighter Janos and the members of his quint company responded to a report of an automatic fire alarm at approximately 0023hrs. While on the scene, Firefighter Janos and other firefighters walked the multiple story building to investigate the alarm. Firefighter Janos was not feeling well and went to bed upon return to quarters.

At approximately 0730hrs, firefighters found Firefighter Janos dead in his bunk room. His death was apparently caused by a heart attack.

Incident Location: 23 Henry ST, Binghamton, NY (USNG: 18T VM 2464 6137)

Department Information

City of Binghamton Bureau of Fire
38 Hawley St
USNG: 18T VM 2480 6075
Binghamton, New York 13901

Chief: Daniel L. Thomas

John M. Janos was honored on the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland and was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.
Age: 57 
Rank: Firefighter 
Classification: Career 
Incident Date: Apr 6, 2013 00:23
Date of Death: Apr 6, 2013 
Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of Death: Heart Attack 
Activity Type: Not On Scene 
Emergency Duty: No
Duty Type: Other On-Duty 
Fixed Property Use:  
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Memorial Fund Information

In lieu of flowers, donations in John's name can be made to: The Professional Firefighters Cancer Research Fund, 4 Loretta Dr., Binghamton NY, 13905 (www.letsfirecancer.org).