Project Roll Call

John Russell

  • Firefighter
  • Binghamton Fire Department
  • New York
  • Year of Death: 1975

Firefighter John Russell drowned during an attempt to rescue two occupants of a capsized raft at the Rockbottom dam on the Susquehanna River. Two other firefighters were rescued after the fire rescue boat flipped over. Chief John Cox and Captain John McGeever drowned the next day.

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.

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