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 every neighbor and protect their property.
And if according to Your will
I have to lose my life,
Please bless with Your protecting hand
my children and my wife.
Fireman's Prayer by A. W. "Smokey" Linn of Wichita, Kansas
In Memory of my uncle, Fire Chief Ralph Seavey - Rochester NH Fire Department
1945 - 1971
Mike Devlin from Manchester, England created the beautiful charcoal
"Fireman Raising The Flag" picture.