1. #1
    Junior Member

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    Dec 1999
    IAFF Local 2346

    Post From one Firefighter to Another

    From One Firefighter To Another

    Rest my brother – go back to sleep,
    the bells you here are not for you.
    So stay in bed and let us go,
    you’ve served your time, you’ve earned your keep.

    Rest my brother – you needn’t wake,
    the engine rolls without you now.
    Though in our hearts you’ll always be,
    your love for life, no blaze can take.

    Rest my brother – don’t you fret,
    your children are looked after well.
    We will protect and raise them strong,
    but their loving father, they will not forget.

    Rest my brother – you musn’t weep,
    your family is our family now.
    We’ll take them in as you would ours,
    but in their hearts your memories keep.

    Rest my brother – you shouldn’t tire,
    the sirens here no longer wail.
    But we see you there across the seat,
    each time we roll to another fire.

    Rest my brother – go back to sleep,
    all is well, all is well.
    You’ve done your time, earned your keep,
    no more tappings of the bell.

  2. #2
    Sr. Information Officer
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    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    25 NW of the GW


    Jake....that says it all sir. That truly says it all.

    Thanks...I shall remember this poem.
    Proudly serving as the IACOJ Minister of Information & Propoganda!
    Be Safe! Lookouts-Awareness-Communications-Escape Routes-Safety Zones

    *Gathering Crust Since 1968*
    On the web at www.section2wildfire.com

  3. #3
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    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Barrington, Camden County, New Jersey


    Thanks for that poem... it sums it all up so well! A very worth while poem to print out and save
    It takes a special kind of person do to our jobs

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