Broome County Fallen Firefighters (Line of Duty Deaths)

Fireman's Prayer

When I am called to duty, God,
whenever flames may rage,
give me strength to save some life
whatever be its age.

Help me embrace a little child
before it is too late,
or save an older person
from the horror of that fate.

Enable me to be alert
and hear the weakest shout,
and quickly, and efficiently
to put the fire out.

I want to fill my calling,
and to give the best in me,
to guard my neighbor
and protect his property.

And if, according to my fate,
I am to lose my life,
please bless with your protecting hand
my children and wife.

Fallen Firefighters Prayer

Name Fire Department End of Watch
Francis J. Hehar Binghamton 9/26/1898
Walter F. Howell Binghamton 3/3/1914
Joseph E. Muggleton Binghamton 6/14/1914
William J. Ford Binghamton 10/29/1915
H. Clair Brainard Binghamton 3/25/1925
William T. Moran Binghamton 9/17/1928
Charles S. VanCleve Binghamton 1/16/1929
William S. Kennedy Binghamton 4/29/1929
Joseph J. Henehan Binghamton 10/31/1938
James W. Mc Carthy Binghamton 10/8/1940
Ralph D. Transue Vestal 11/23/1941
Frank P. Bertin Endicott 10/14/1942
Arthur J. Dillon Binghamton 3/7/1946
Arnold B. Shepard Binghamton 2/5/1951
Jerome P. Ryan Binghamton 9/3/1951
James M. Sullivan Binghamton 11/10/1962
Lawrence E. O’Hara Binghamton 1/13/1967
William Macan Endicott 3/21/1970
Clyde E. Johns Binghamton 10/24/1970
Homer G. Mead Johnson City 1/8/1974
John C. Russell Binghamton 9/28/1975
John F. Cox Binghamton 9/29/1975
Donald Mc Geever Binghamton 9/29/1975
Francis E. Furch Binghamton 12/31/1977
Eugene D. Bevan Whitney Point 1/1/1980
Donald R. Conklin Chenango 12/3/1982
Robert C. Ayers West Corners 9/12/1984
Donald E. Faughnan Binghamton 5/1/1987
Ronald W. Svoboda, Jr. Binghamton 8/31/1987
Dale E. Linkroum Binghamton 12/6/1993
Gerald F. Mullins Binghamton 1/8/1994
Joe M. Vargason Maine 6/30/2001
Lloyd E. Curtis Vestal 9/19/2001
John M. Janos Binghamton 4/6/2013