108-year-old man is oldest firefighter at New Jersey volunteer fire department

  • Source: WPIX-TV CW 11 New York City
  • Published: 01/27/2023 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Vincent Dransfield lives life on his own terms, and that’s not something many 108-year-olds can say. He leased a car two years ago and is still driving — in more ways than one. “I’m still driving everybody crazy,” Dransfield joked. When asked what type of car he drives, he responded by saying “four wheels.” He’s still sharp and quick-witted. “I like to have a sense of humor,” Dransfield said. “It’s good. It gets you somewhere. If you’re nasty and angry, you ain’t going nowhere.” Dransfield is also the oldest firefighter at the Little Falls Volunteer Fire Department. Not as active as he once was, he’s still on the roster at Singac Engine Company No. 3. “I said, ‘When I grow up, I’m going to become a fireman,’ so I became a fireman,” he said. His contributions and pictures from the last 84 years with the department are plastered on the firehouse walls.


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