SOME FIRE SERVICE ITEMS
When I am called to duty, God, whenever flames may rage, give me 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 horror of that fate.
Enable me to be alert and hear the weakest shout, and quickly and efficiently to put the fire out.
I want to fulfill my calling and to give the best in me, to guard my every neighbor and protect his property.
And if, according to my fate, I am to lose my life;
Please bless with your protecting hand my children and my wife.
Fireman's Wife's Prayer
The table's set, the meal's prepared, our guests will soon arrive. My husband once more disappears with a hope of keeping a child alive. While waiting at home alone, our plans having gone awry My first impulse is merely to sit right down and cry. But soon again I realize the importance of my life When I agreed to take on the duties of being a fireman's wife. While there are many drawbacks, I'll take them in my stride, Knowing "My Daddy saved a life" our children can say with pride. The gusting winds and raging flames may be his final fate. But with God's help I can remain my fireman's faithful mate.
WHAT IS A FIREMAN?
He's the guy next door--------
A man's man with the memory of a little boy.
He has never gotten over the excitement of engines and sirens and
smoke and danger.
He's a guy like you and me with warts and worries and unfulfilled
Yet he stands taller than most of us.
He's a Fireman.
He puts it all on the line when the bell rings.
A Fireman is at once the most fortunate and the least fortunate of men.
He's a man who saves lives because he has seen so much death.
He's a gentle man because he has seen the awesome power of
violence out of control.
He's responsive to a child's laughter because his arms have held
too many small bodies that will never laugh again.
He's a man who appreciates the simple pleasures in life ---
a cup of coffee held in numb, unbending fingers ---
a warm bed for bone and muscle compelled beyond feeling
the camaraderie of brave men --
the divine peace and selfless service of a job well done in
the name of all men.
He doesn't wear buttons or wave flags or shout obscenities.
When he marches, it is to honor a fallen comrade.
He doesn't preach the brotherhood of man.
He lives it....
THE FINAL REWARD
Last night while I lay sleeping, I died, or so it seems
Then I went up to Heaven. But 'twas only in my dreams.
It seems St. Peter met me there at the Pearly Gate.
He said, "I must check your record, so stand right there and wait.
He returned and said, "Your record is clouded with flaws."
"But on earth I see you labored for a very worthy cause.
You fought snow and ice in winter and sweated in the summer heat.
You couldn't afford a big meal when you stopped for a bite to eat.
I see where you drank whiskey and used tobacco too.
Fact is, you've done lots of things that a good man shouldn't do.
We can't have men like you up here, your life was full of sin."
Then he read the last of my record, grasped my hand and said,
"Come on in."
He took me up to the Big Boss, and said, "Take him in and treat him well,
He was a Firefighter, Sir.
He's had his share of Hell."
The Creation of the Firefighter
The angel circled the model of the
Firefighter very slowly, "Can it
MY FATHER THE FIREMAN
When I first heard these words I was too
Then my father went to work one day and
kissed us all
But now I truly realize the greatest gift a
man can give is
EVERY FIREMANíS DREAM WHEN HE OR SHE SEES A CAR PARKED AT A HYDRANT
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THE FIRE SERVICE CHAIN OF COMMAND
Leaps tall buildings in a single bound.
†† Is more powerful than a speeding locomotive.
†† Is faster than a speeding bullet.
†† Walks on water, and Gives policy to God.
CHIEF OF DEPARTMENT
†† Leaps short buildings in a single bound.
†† Is more powerful than a switch engine.
†††††††††††††† Is just as fast as a speeding bullet.
†††††††††††††† Walks on water if the sea is calm.
†††††††††††††††††††††† Talks with God.
††††††††††††††† ASSISTANT CHIEFS
††††††††††††† Leaps short buildings with a running
††††††††††††† jump and favorable winds.
Is almost as powerful as a switch engine.
Is faster than a speeding BB.
†††††† Walks on water in an indoor swimming pool.
Talks with God if a special request is approved.
†††††††††††††††† Barely clears a Quonset hut.
† Looses a tug-of-war with a locomotive.
† Can fire a speeding bullet.
† Swims well.
† Is occasionally addressed by God.
†††††††††††††† †FIRST LIEUTENANT
Makes heel marks on the wall when trying
to leap over small building.
Is run over by a locomotive.
††††††††† Can sometimes handle a gun without
††††††††† inflicting self-injury.
†† Dog paddles Talks to animals.
†††† †††††Runs into buildings.
†††††††††† Recognizes locomotives two out of three times.
†††††††††††††††† Is not issued ammunition.
†† Can stay afloat with a life preserver.
†††††††††††††††† Talks to walls.
Falls over doorsteps when entering building.
Says "look at the choo-choo".
††††††††††††† Wets himself with a water pistol.
††††††††††††† Plays in mud puddles. Mumbles to himself.
Lifts tall buildings and walks under them.
Kicks locomotives off their tracks.
††††††††††††† Catches speeding bullets in their teeth
and eats them.
Freezes water with an icy stare.†††††††††
Talks to God on a first name basis.
ďI Wish You Could Know"
ONE DAY THEY'LL PROBABLY BE SAVING YOUR PROPERTY OR
YOUR OWN LIFE. WHEN YOU SEE THEM COMING WITH LIGHTS
FLASHING, MOVE OUT OF THE WAY QUICKLY, THEN PRAY FOR THEM!
She is pregnant, he had just saved her
Rev: Feb 6, 2017