When I'm called to duty God
wherever flames may rage
give me strength to save a life
whatever be its age
Help me to embrace a little child
before it is too late
or save an older person from
the horror of that fate
Enable me to be alert
to hear the weakest shout
and quickly and efficiently
to put the fire out
I want to fill my calling and
to give the best in me
to guard my neighbour and
protect his property
And if according to your will
I must answer death's call
Bless with your protecting hand,
my family,one and all.
The Firefighters Prayer
When duty call's me, oh Lord, my partner,
When flames do their destructive work,
Give me strength to save lives
And, above all, keep my courage bright.
With you will I reach, before it's too late,
The injured child, the helpless old person,
With your generosity, may I be able
To spare them the horror of such an end.
Since I must always be alert,
I pray thee, oh Lord, guide my every move,
And in the infernal tumult of the fire
Let me hear the feeblest cry.
I will glory in the fulfillment of my destiny,
For is not life-saving the most noble calling?
When the storm is over and all have returned home,
Then will I be proud to have helped my neighbor.
If it should happen, by thy will,
That I must give my life,
I pray thee, protect my family
And bless this firefighter who is yours.
A Firefighters Prayer
Lord, grant me courage to face and conquer my fears
to share and endure the ordeal of those who need me...
Grant me strength of heart and body to bear
whatever burden might be placed upon me,
and to deliver to safety all those placed within
my care... Give me concern for others the
compassion to comfort, and the love to serve
unselfishly whenever I am called...
And please, Lord, through it all, be by my side.
-- Author Unknown
The flag drapes the casket of today's fallen hero.
While back at Station Two, the sprit's are low.
His wife and children stand by his side for one last time.
No one can believe that he was cut down in his prime.
His Chief tells of stories of how he was one of the best.
His fellow firefighters remember how he would never give less.
They all knew that family needed him that that night.
He fought the beast, bravely with all his might.
Just as times before, they worked hard to win the bout.
They never knew that one of their own would never make it out.
His daughter holds her brother hand and ask "why did daddy have to leave".
He tells her how the firefighter Angels needed him, he so heartly believes.
Even tho there are no fires in heaven to fight.
His wife knows what ever GOD needed him for, he will do it with all his might.
Everyone leaves this place to head home today but one.
They all know his is with the heavenly father and the son.
When one of our hero's are called home to heaven.
Remember that their call to God's duty has been proven.
A Message from Heaven
My beautiful wife ďdry your eyes and cry nevermoreĒ.
You know Iím not going to walk threw that door.
When you are sad and want to cry.
Because we never had the chance to say goodbye.
Shut your eyes and listen real close.
I will be there among all the shadows.
Iím there with you day and night.
I will watch over you from heaven till we reunite.
I hear you, when you tell me you are lonely and frighten.
Just take one day at a time, things will soon brighten.
You must be brave and strong for the children.
Tell them how I became one of the chosen.
Let them know that my work on earth was done.
How Iím in heaven with the Father and the Son.
Tell them to smile when they remember my face.
And how we will all walk together again someday in this place.
I want you to know Iím at peace.
So my dear wife, get up off your knees.
God and I have heard your payers.
Time to rise and wipe your tears.
Leave my grave to grief no more.
Next time we meet will be at heavenís door.