Dublin Fire Brigade left devastated after hero fireman dies suddenly

by Padraig Conlon

Dublin Fire Brigade have been left devastated following the sudden death of one of their colleagues.

Adrian “Aido” O’Grady, Station Officer in Tallaght, died on Monday and since his tragic passing tributes have been flowing for a hero who touched so many peoples lives in a positive way.

His colleagues in Tallaght posted a heartfelt tribute to their much loved colleague:

“The firefighters and officers of Tallaght fire station are devastated by the sudden and untimely passing of Station Officer Adrian O’Grady.

“‘Aido’ was a true champion of firefighter well-being throughout the whole of Dublin Fire Brigade and his legacy will remain for many generations in DFB.

“His unmistakable laugh along with his permanent smile and good humour will be sorely missed in the station. RIP Aido.”

A spokesperson for Dublin Fire Brigade said: “We’re desperately sad to learn of the passing of our friend & colleague Station Officer Adrian O’Grady.

“Aido joined DFB in 1995 and was instrumental in bringing CISM, a peer support service for traumatic incidents (DFB Stress Matters), into the brigade.

“In addition to being the SO in Tallaght fire station he was also a qualified psychotherapist.

“An avid GAA player, he will be missed by everyone in the brigade.

“Our hearts go out to his family too, funeral arrangements to follow.”

Today the national flag is flying at half mast in Dublin Fire Brigade’s training centre as a mark of respect to Adrian.

Adrian is survived by his wife Helen, sons Paul and Sean, daughter Kate, mother and father, mother-in-law, brothers, sister, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends and all his friends and colleagues in Dublin Fire Brigade.

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