Tragedy Strikes...  

firestarter665 42M/39F
3158 posts
4/11/2006 9:21 am

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4/16/2006 6:01 pm

Tragedy Strikes...

This morning Mr. Fire was called in for mutual aid to help with a fire a couple towns away from us. He had called early this morning to let me know that 3 firefighters were injured, two of which were critical. One of the two passed away at 21 years old.

Something like this hits close to home. It chills me to the bone to think of what a family must go through when this happens. It makes me pray everyday that Mr. Fire has his guardian angels with him at all times.

In honor of all firefighters:
A Fireman's Prayer
When I am called to duty, God,

Whenever flames may rage;

Give me strength to save some life,

Whatever be its age.

Help me 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

And 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 every neighbor

And protect his property.

And if, according to my fate,

I am to lose my life,

Please bless with your protecting

My children and my wife.

- Author Unknown

rm_Neptunog69 38M
22 posts
4/11/2006 11:27 am

These guys are the best every summer in Portugal they work in subnatural and consecutives hours to help and protect the houses since there are few in combat of fire in places that only by foot and sometimes only by air.

pragmaticCTcpl 61M/50F

4/11/2006 1:01 pm

I can only imagine what must goes thru your head on days like this. Keeping you and the other families in my thoughts. *HUGS*

firestarter665 replies on 4/11/2006 2:31 pm:
Thank you. I will need so much strength this week for the funeral. I have never been to policeman funerals, but firefighter funerals are very sad.

libgemOH 56M/52F

4/11/2006 4:19 pm

Big big *HUGS* to you and Mr Fire!! -B

firestarter665 replies on 4/11/2006 6:09 pm:
Thank you.

rm_DarknStar 54F
2823 posts
4/11/2006 4:52 pm

I liked your poem! and My thoughts are with you and your family and the others families, as well!!

firestarter665 replies on 4/11/2006 6:10 pm:
Thank you. The poem is not mine, but it is known to all firefighters. Mostly all of them have it hanging in thier houses.

sassybelle21 32F
13313 posts
4/11/2006 5:42 pm

Oh no I hope Mr. Fire is safe and sound while he's at work with the other firefighters. And I also hope that the injured will get well soon while God bless the soul of the young firefighter who had passed on

firestarter665 replies on 4/11/2006 6:11 pm:
Mr. Fire is safe and sound. Thank you for your kind words.

mycin62 54F

4/11/2006 10:17 pm

As one firefighters wife to another, I feel your pain.

firestarter665 replies on 4/12/2006 5:22 pm:
Thank you. I am sure that you have been through the same situations as I have. It really gets harder and harder every time.

smokejumper000 54M

4/12/2006 8:19 am

As a firefighter, I know that deep empty feeling when we lose one of our own, My thoughts are with you and your family and those firefighters families who are in need of support.

firestarter665 replies on 4/12/2006 5:23 pm:
Thank you for your kind words. I will keep you and your fire company in my thoughts and prayers that you stay safe on any of your calls. Be careful.

StillSmokin2oo6 44M/43F

4/14/2006 6:09 pm

Firefighters,,,,one of the few real heros left in a truly fucked up world!!!

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