Firefighter poems and stories we can use to remember fallen firefighter
would you all please post poems, stories, or even songs that we all can use to remember fallen firefighters
I Am Your Firefighter
I AM YOUR FIREFIGHTER
I spend 1/3 of my life away from my family, so I can protect you and your family.
I love you, even though I have never met you.
I would gladly die to save your life, or the lives of your neighbors.
I gladly risk injury to protect your property.
I love my life. I chose this life above anything else in the world.
I am your firefighter. When something terrible happens in your life, you can always call me.
I am waiting for that call. It is what I live for.
I will come flying to your home or business to assist you in any way I can.
My food can wait to be eaten.
The training class I am taking can be paused, because you called.
I am your firefighter. I hurt. I cry. I laugh. I am human.
I learn to cope with neglect from you.
I have so many things to offer, but somehow I get lost in the political shuffle.
I work, and think, and try to come up with ways to make your community better, safer.
I put all those things aside the minute the Alarm rings, and you need me.
I am your firefighter. The call comes in… “There’s smoke in my bedroom”
I am on the way. Only 3 of us on this fire truck, but we’ll do our best.
Blackness is all you see, choking, blinding, smoky, blackness.
A hand is touching you. It is rough and bulky, covered in a glove.
I hand you to my partner, then search on for someone else.
I am your firefighter. Sunlight breaks on your face as you leave the burning structure.
Safe. Safe. Safe. Breathe the clean air. Breathe
You hear a loud mechanical wailing coming from the building.
The one who brought you out, yells, “If we only had more men” and rushes back in.
Now he is dragging another who looks like him out the door.
I am that firefighter. You watch as the fire truck drives slowly by.
The wailing siren breaks the quiet morning.
The slow parade of firefighters marches past you.
The flag above you waves softly in the breeze, but halfway down.
The flag over me is still. For you see…
I was your firefighter. Don’t cry for me. Cry for my wife.
Don’t pray for me. Pray for my brother firefighters who need the strength.
Don’t let my life be in vain. Do all you can to help my Fire Department.
Don’t say “What a tragedy”, Thank God another life was saved.
You see, I chose this life. It is all I have ever wanted.
I am A Firefighter!
- Submitted by: Bradley Henderson
Skyland Fire Department
A Fireman's Dream A poem to remember firefighters.
I wrote this poem about being a Firefighter when I became one in the late 70's 1977 to be exact. I registered it in U.S. Copyright in 1992.
Type of Work:Text
Registration Number / Date: TXu000561746 / 1993-03-22
Title: A fireman's dream. Description: 1 p.
Copyright Claimant: Dale Alan Henderson, 1958-
Date of Creation: 1992
Names: Henderson, Dale Alan, 1958-
It can be seen on my son's web page:
"A Fireman's Dream"
Through the smoke and ashes
Tracks down from my eyes
Promise that you'll miss me
If someday I should die.
And give me strength to carry on
When the going's rough
Forgive me if I disobey
When they say "You've had enough"
Give me a light that leads the way
From this man made hell
And courage as I mount the truck
When I hear the bell.
Don't thank me if I save a life
That means so very much;
Just give a chance to ride again
And that will be enough.