The Firefighter's Prayer

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 neighbor and
protect his property

And if according to your will
I have to lose my life
bless with your protecting hand
my children and my wife

"If Prometheus was worthy of the wrath of heaven for kindling the first fire upon earth, how ought all the Gods to honour the men who make it their professional business to put it out?"

John Godfrey Saxe, circa 1850

This page is dedicated to the memory of all Fire Fighters who made the ultimate sacrifice.

To The National Firefighters Memorial



Primary Development and Author of this site:
Gary R. Anderson

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Copyright 1997 Lt. Gary R. Anderson, CFD
Most recent revision Wednesday, September 10th, 1997