After serving city for 30 years and saving countless lives, legendary Chicago firefighter retires

CHICAGO -- A legendary Chicago firefighter is on his last tour of duty.

For more than three decades, Tom Casey has served the city through some of the biggest emergencies.

Tomorrow, he retires from the fire department.

He`s been one of the Chicago Fire Dept's most beloved characters.

He was part of the Chicago contingent that traveled to New York to help in the aftermath of the Sept 11th attacks.

When the city exhibited painted fire hydrants , one was dedicated to the Casey clan.

Today, at the fire station on 16th and Pulaski, friends and family shared memories and wished Casey the best.