Binghamton, NY — John Janos, a longtime city firefighter and paramedic, was mourned Saturday by those he served with for nearly 25 years before passing away Friday night while on-duty at the Hawley Street fire station. He was 57.
Janos was a dedicated firefighter and a loving family man, Fire Chief Daniel Thomas said late Saturday. The department is struggling to make sense of his loss, the chief said.
“John was a valued member of the department and a trusted friend,” Thomas said. “He had a true feeling of what it meant to help others.”
Binghamton Fire Capt. Edward Bergman fondly recalled serving with Janos throughout his career.