Firefighter's Creed
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

 

(spoken)I was walking home from school on a cold winter day
Took a shortcut through the woods, and I lost my way
It was getting late, and I was scared and alone
then a kind old man took my hand and led me home.


(sung)Mama couldn't see him, but he was standing there,
and I knew in my heart, he was the answer to my prayers.

Oh I believe there are angels among us
sent down to us from somewhere up above.
They come to you and me in our darkest hour
to show us how to live, to teach us how to give
to guide us with a light of love.

When life held troubled times, and had me down on my knees
There's always been someone there to come along and comfort me
a kind word from a stranger, to lend a helping hand
a phone call from a friend, just to say i understand


and ain't it kind of funny that at the dark end of the road
someone lights the way with just a single ray of hope.

Oh I believe there are angels among us
sent down to us from somewhere up above.
They come to you and me in our darkest hour
to show us how to live, to teach us how to give
to guide us with a light of love.


They wear so many faces, show up in the strangest places
to guide us with their mercy, in our time of need.


Oh I believe there are angels among us
sent down to us from somewhere up above.
They come to you and me in our darkest hour
to show us how to live, to teach us how to give
to guide us with a light of love

Words by: "Becky Hobbs" and Music by: "ALABAMA"

 

On September 11th, 2001, over 340 firefighters lost their lives during the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City. These men and women made the ultimate sacrifice as they went about their jobs and fought to rescue others from the inferno and chaos of this New York landmark. It's been estimated that these brave men and women may have saved the lives of more than 25,000 people in the twin towers tragedy, before they lost their own lives. 
Firefighters are modern day heroes. They go to work every day not knowing if they will be returning home to their families. Firefighters are killed in the line of duty every day across the country, protecting the lives and property of the citizens of this great nation. It's a duty these men and women gladly and proudly fulfill, knowing full well the risks involved. 
I've had the honor of working side by side with our local fire department, Fort Payne Alabama Fire and Rescue, as a volunteer for the past few years. I've seen the professionalism, dedication, determination, caring, bravery and sacrifice that these men and women have exhibited to the citizens of our area, and I'm proud to be associated with such a fine, outstanding group of individuals as these even if only in a small way.

......... Robert Crumley
 

We salute and pay tribute to you, FireFighters, Angels Among Us.

To make donations to the Widows & Children's Fund send checks to:
Widows & Children's Fund C/O
Uniformed Firefighter's Association
204 East 23rd Street, NY, NY 10010
or call the UFA office at 212-683-4832
or call your local Fire Department

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