Chief Fire Officer Vincent Hollinsid To Retire

February 5, 2013

vince hollinsid fire cheif avi non wmAfter 43-years of service Chief Fire Officer Vincent Hollinsid will retire from the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service in April 2013.

Minister of Public Safety Michael Dunkley said, “Mr. Hollinsid has enjoyed a long and distinguished career, demonstrating the highest levels of professionalism and commitment to the core values of the Service.

“The organization is a stronger one today and his leadership has developed the men and women of the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service into highly skilled and respected professionals in our community. On behalf of the Ministry and the Government I thank him for his outstanding service and wish him well in his retirement.”

Mr. Hollinsid is the recipient of the Fire Service Long Service Medal and is the only uniformed officer to have served in all three Services namely the Hamilton Fire Brigade, the Bermuda Fire Service and the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service [through amalgamation]. He has been the Chief Fire Officer for the past twelve years.

Government said that Mr. Hollinsid will retire as at 30th April 2013 and “the identification of a successor will be initiated to ensure a seamless transition at the head of the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service.”

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  1. Smiths says:

    Maybe now the station will run right with him am the lady that been there a long time going too. Now he can take full time lesson on how to op his boat.

    • longtail says:

      I had the pleasure of working very closely with Vincent and BFRS as a consultant for a number of years – wonderful man, very professional and very candid: straight up, never any BS!! I hope you enjoy your well earned retirement Chief!!!

    • former ff says:

      i Agree

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  2. The Dark Knight 2 says:

    wow 43 years is like a lifetime in one job, congratulations to Mr. Hollinsid, my he enjoy his retirement.

  3. bermuda boy says:

    What a great guy, enjoy your retirement.

  4. Jonathan D Smith says:

    Great job Vince. It was a pleasure to work alongside you for 5 years. Part of your legacy will be raising the professionalism in the BF&RS and completing the transition from a ‘Fire Service’ to the very diversified and skilled Service it is today.

  5. FAN says:

    Great Job Vincent. So profrssional. All the best in your retirement.

  6. Justine says:

    Awwww, congrats Sir and all the best for your retirement.

  7. pebblebeach says:

    Hey Vincent, thanks for the great leadership and service to the community…now you have plenty of time to work on that golf handicap and no more nonsense about you need more shots because you have not played in a while…