Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Hero Firefighters

I had the pleasure of interviewing one of Richmond's Hero Firefighters yesterday.  When I made the appointment I had no idea of the significance the date.  I can't wait to go through my notes and write his story.
I was watching a cable channel yesterday that aired their actual coverage on that day.  When I turned to this station the news reporter was at the scene, in New York, before the buildings collapsed.  Behind him were many firefighters sitting on the curb waiting for the "command" to go in.  As this reporter was speaking, all the firefighters behind him got up at once and put on their gear.  I heard myself talking to the t.v. saying, "Don't go in!".  But, of course, firefighters go in to danger when everyone is running out.
Here is a beautiful Firefighters prayer:
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.

God bless our First Responders!


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