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The Firefighter's 12 Commandments
Be sincerely interested in and dedicated to your job.
Be loyal to the department and to your coworkers.
Be diligent, learn to know and like your job.
Be aggressive in the pursuit of all education and training opportunities.
Be conscientious, recognize and accept your responsibilities.
Be courteous, considerable, enthusiastic, and cooperative.
Be especially tactful and considerate in dealing with those who have experienced a loss due to fire.
Be constantly aware that you are a representative of the fire department.
Be cautious, guard your speech, both on and off duty.
Be the type person who inspired confidence and respect.
Be able to accept criticism graciously and praise, honors, and advancement modestly.
If any would be great among you, first let him learn to serve.
When I am called to duty, God
wherever flames may rage,
give me strength to save a life
whatever be its age.
Let 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
to give the best in me,
to guard my friend and neighbor
and protect their property.
And, if, according to your will,
I have to lose my life,
please bless with your protecting hand,
my family and my wife.
This page is dedicated to all those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to others; and to all firefighters, past, present and future.