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Billy-Gene Holder

The Irving Fire Department's BIlly-Gene Holder, 77, is the oldest active firefighter in the nation, but he has decided to retire after 56 years. (credit: KTVT/KTXA)

The Country’s Oldest Active Firefighter Retires

A 77-year-old firefighter in Irving currently holds the title for the oldest active firefighter in the nation. But he has decided to hang up his boots.

09/23/2011