Dublin Fire Brigade pay tribute to 'absolute gent' firefighter heading off on well-earned retirement

By Kim oLeary

Dublin Fire Brigade have paid a heartfelt tribute to a brave firefighter heading off on a well-earned retirement.

Vincent Savage from Dun Laoghaire fire station retired this week after 36 years of dedicated service.

Taking to Twitter, DBF wrote a message of thanks to Vincent.

"After 36 years stellar service we said goodbye to Badge No.1 Vincent Savage in Dun Laoghaire fire station.

"Vinny worked with C Watch in Kilbarrack for most of his career which included being an EMS instructor. Having joined us in July 1985, Vinny will be missed."

Vincent Savage from Dun Laoghaire fire station started work in 1985 (Dublin Fire Brigade Twitter)

People from the local community in Dun Laoghaire flocked to social media to wish the courageous firefighter a much deserved retirement.

Vinny served in Kilbarrack fire station on C Watch for most of his career before transferring to Dun Laoghaire fire station. (Dublin Live Twitter)

One Twitter user said: "Thank you for your service Vincent. It is certain many people owe you their lives. Enjoy your retirement."

Another said: "Absolute gent all the best Vinny enjoy the retirement."

"All the best Vinny."

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