Derry Watch Commander James Ross hangs up his helmet after 30 years as a fire-fighter

Firefighters from Northland Road and Crescent Link stations turned out in force on Thursday night to say farewell to Red Watch Commander James Ross, who has retired after almost 30 years sterling service to the city.

Tuesday, 3rd December 2019, 11:20 am
Group Commander Jonathan Tate makes a special presentation to Watch Commander Jim Ross on the occasion of his retirement from the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service, at the Bishopâ€TMs Gate Hotel on Thursday night last. (Photos: Jim McCafferty Photography)
Officers and firefighters from Red Watch, Northland Road, Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service pictured with Watch Commander Jim Ross on the occasion of his retirement at the Bishop Gateâ€TMs Hotel on Thursday night.
Red Watch Group Commander Paddy Kennedy makes a special presentation to Watch Commander Jim Ross on the occasion of his retirement from the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service, at the Bishopâ€TMs Gate Hotel on Thursday night last.
Retiring Watch Commander Jim Ross pictured with the other retired members of the Coffee Club (former firefighters) from Northland Road Fire Station. From left, Tony Fleming, Phil Robb, Paul Deery and David Heatley.
Retiring Watch Commander Jim Ross pictured on the occasion of his retirement from the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service on Friday night at the Bishopâ€TMs Gate Hotel with fellow officers from Northland Road and Crescent Link Fire Stations. (Photos: Jim McCafferty Photography)