A Fire Chief’s Prayer

I am called to many duties lord and now I’ve been called home. I’ve had to leave the ones I love To stand before your throne. I’ll not complain, its not my way But there are some things I’ll ask. And please, Lord, grant them to me for the loved ones I hold fast. I dare to ask because I know how you’ve blessed in the past. I’ve learned to trust in your grace, O Lord That’s how I’ve come this far. So now, O God, I humbly pray hear this Fire Chief’s prayer. Bless my wife and family — so often left alone, they knew where I was going and Trusted you to bring me home. Well, now I’m home and wait for them keep them within the faith — that one-day, Someday, we’ll be together in this place. And O dear God, bless my men I trained them as best I could. I tried to do your will with them and lead them as you would. I need to know you’re with them Lord or else how can I stay and peacefully enjoy this place of endless day. This heaven where there is no night No fire to kill and burn I guess that’s why its now my rest, my place, my turn. And Lord, be with my community and keep it safe as it can be For all its folks are special, and very dear to me. They are all my friends, and by your grace I served them as best I could. So hear this Fire Chief’s prayer, O Lord and grant it please — I already knew you would.
Amen

-Unknown author

A Firefighters Prayer

When sirens sound, when I respond, when urgency is there, I ask, Oh God, that you would heed a Firefighter’s prayer…

When I encounter any scene with smoke and flames in force, Help me to hear the faintest cry and then locate its source.

Help me to work effectively extinguishing the flames, Protecting lives and property regardless of their names.

Please keep me focused on my task, and help me to be brave, To give the very best in me, to rescue and to save.

And should it be, through circumstance, my life you cannot spare, Surround my family with your love, and keep them in your care.

Amen

By Major Maureen Rawlings

I’ll Show You a Volunteer

Show me a person who spends endless hours in training without pay And I’ll show you a volunteer

Show me a person where a cry for help brings split-second dispatch And I’ll show you a volunteer

Show me a person who is devastated when lives are lost or maimed And I’ll show you a volunteer

Show me a person who is graciously welcomed as a next-door neighbour And I’ll show you a volunteer

Show me a person who takes ridicule more than compliments And I’ll show you a volunteer

Show me a person whose car is garaged with the grille facing outwards And I’ll show you a volunteer

Show me a person who sacrifices home life, TV… even tender moments And I’ll show you a volunteer

Show me a person visibly moved at the strains of our National Anthem And I’ll show you a volunteer

Show me a person who may be asked to give more than just dedication And I’ll show you a volunteer

Show me a person who is asked to give more…and more…and more And I’ll show you a volunteer.

Author Unknown

 

First Woman in Seattle Fire Department; Marcella Delfel – 1942

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Volunteers Needed!

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God Bless You!

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Thought of the Day

Jacob was a cheater, Peter had a temper, David had an affair, Noah got drunk, Jonah ran from God, Paul was a murderer, Gideon was insecure, Miriam was a gossiper, Martha was a worrier, Thomas was a doubter, Sara was impatient, Elijah was moody, Moses stuttered, Zaccheus was short, Abraham was old, and Lazarus was dead…. God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the CALLED!

Today’s Quote

You may run out of a lot of things in life, but you will never run out of God’s love. ~~~ Tony Evans

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

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