Binghamton Fire Chief Daniel Eggleston is retiring this month

Daniel Eggleston, the man who has led the Binghamton Fire Department for the past five years, is preparing to quit his job as boss.

Eggleston announced to members of the department on Wednesday that he intends to retire by the end of the month. He was expected to stay as fire chief until the end of the year, but that schedule has changed due to health concerns, according to people familiar with the situation.

Eggleston became fire chief in April 2016 after Daniel Thomas retired.

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Eggleston was hired as a firefighter in 1984. He was the city fire chief for about 12 years before being named chief.

Eggleston was unavailable to comment on his decision to leave the fire department.

Mayor Richard David has not answered calls for information on who will serve as assistant fire chief after Eggleston’s departure.

Contact WNBF News reporter Bob Joseph: [email protected] or (607) 772-8400 extension 233.

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