Binghamton officials are finalizing plans for relocating the city fire department headquarters.

Mayor Richard David says he intends to make an announcement on moving the fire apparatus out of the station at City Hall in the next week or so.

The fire equipment housed at the State Street headquarters across from the Arena remains in place, although it had been expected to be relocated to other sites by the end of May.

Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program, David said "there's a lot going on behind the scenes right now" pertaining to the future of fire department operations.

Binghamton's fire station consolidation study was conducted by Emergency Services Consulting International. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
Binghamton may build a fire station at this site at 26 Brandywine Avenue. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

The city commissioned a fire station consolidation study to determine how opening a new station on Brandywine Avenue and closing two existing stations would affect response times.

The prospective vacant site for the new station is owned by the city. A public works department facility had been on the property just south of Robinson Street for decades.

If a new station is constructed there, existing stations on West State Street and Robinson Street would be closed.

Station Three at 39 West State Street on Binghamton's North Side. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
Station Four at 176 Robinson Street on Binghamton's East Side. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

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