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The Fallen Firefighter

Firefighter Tribute

Gone But Not Forgotten
Brother when you weep for me
Remember that it was meant to be
Lay me down and when you leave
Remember I'll be at your sleeve
In every dark and choking hall
I'll be there as you slowly crawl
In every roof in driving snow
I'll hold your coat and you will know
In cellars hot in searing heat
At windows where a gate you meet
In closets where young children hide
You know I'll be at your side
The house from which I now respond
Is overstaffed with heroes gone
Men who answered one last bell
Did the job and did it well
As firemen we understand
That deaths a card deck in our hand
A card we hope we never play
But one we hold there anyway
That card is one that we ignore
As we crawl across a weakened floor
For we know that we're the only prayer
For anyone that might be there
So remember as you wipe your tears
The joy I knew throughout the years
As I did the job I love to do
I pray that thought will see you through
- Author Unknown -

A Firefighter's Prayer . . .
When I am called to duty, God,
Wherever flames may rage;
Give me the strength to save some life,
Whatever be its age,
Help me embrace a little child
Before it is too late;
Or save an older person from
The horrors of that fate.
Enable me to be alert
And hear the weakest shout,
And quickly and efficiently
Put the fire out.
I want to fill my calling
And to give the best in me;
To guard my every neighbor
And protect his property.
And if according to your will
I am going to give my life,
Please bless with Your protecting hand
My children and my Wife.
- Author Unknown -