Mutual Aid Proves Effective At Binghamton Armory Fire

Issue 10 and Volume 104.

Mutual Aid Proves Effective At Binghamton Armory Fire All Available Apparatus Works at City’s Largest Fire; Many Neighboring Communities Lend Aid A STAFF REPORT THE worst fire in the history of Binghamton, N. Y.” as it was termed by firemen, took the life of one fire fighter, and injured seven others, while causing property loss of over $600,000, early on Sept. 3, 1951. The blaze, which gutted the old State Armory Building, at 227 Washington street, occupied by the New York State Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences, threatened all of downtown Binghamton and was only contyolled by 130 fire fighters from that city, aided by neighboring reinforcements, after a three hour struggle. In 1946, Binghamton was approved as the site for one of five experimental technical institutes to be established in New York State. After some debate, during which the question of fire hazards entered, the old State Armory…

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