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Tributes to fire chief Andy Sizer who dies aged 50

By Staff Reporter

Published 12/01/2016

Praise: Andy Sizer
Praise: Andy Sizer

Firefighters are mourning the death of a commander who had served for a quarter of a century in the Fire Service.

Rathfriland Crew Commander Andy Sizer (50) passed away at the weekend following a short illness.

Mr Sizer, who was based at Rathfriland Fire Station, was appointed Crew Commander in 2004 and had recently received his long service medal.

He was a also a keen marksman and he represented Northern Ireland at the Field Target European Championships.

NIFRS Newry District Station Commander Alastair McConville said: "Andy's colleagues and friends within the Newry District and across the Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service have been very saddened at the news of his death.

"Not only was Andy an extremely popular member of staff, but he was also a very capable firefighter who helped keep the community he served safe. Andy was a really good team player within Newry District and we will all miss him."

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