Retiring firefighter called out during his farewell

From Afternoons, 1:35 pm on 20 October 2022

Mark Dyer was a senior officer at St Kilda Station and set to retire on Tuesday after almost 39 years of service.

He was just about to tuck into his farewell morning tea when a call came in about a distressed dog stuck on a 15 metre cliff.

A rescue mission was launched and after an hour and a half Dyer managed to retrieve the dog safely.

Mark Dyer talks to Jesse about his career and interrupted morning tea!

A firefighter on scene at an incident. 6 July 2016.

Photo: RNZ / Cole Eastham-Farrelly