- Training Instructor
- Binghamton Fire Department
- New York
- Year of Death: 1962
Training Instructor James Sullivan died while fighting a fire at the Mutual Furniture Co., located at 171 Main St. T/I Sullivan was a ranking officer and was not included in the buddy system, which was a way for firefighters to keep in contact with each other at the fire. He was not reported missing until the next day when his body was found in the basement.
This firefighter line of duty fatality occurred before the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial was built in Emmitsburg, Maryland. While this firefighter has not been officially honored at the Memorial site, there are plans to do so when resources are available.