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Dewey King, fire chief of Sheffield, sits for a portrait on Tuesday in his office at Sheffield City Hall. King, dean of firefighters in Alabama, is retiring after 55 years. [DAN BUSEY/TIMESDAILY]

SHEFFIELD — After 55 years as a firefighter Chief Dewey King said his head and his heart are finally in agreement that it's time to retire.

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