The Fireman’s Prayer

Published on Wednesday, 12/8/1999 12:00 am | by Fire Department | Automatically Archived on 10/8/2000

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When I am 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.

-John J. Metcalfe

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