A Fireman’s Prayer

When I am 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 loving family from strife

343 Firemen lost their lives in the attacks of September 11, 2001. I post this prayer to honor them and the family and friends who were left behind. WC

Joseph Agnello, Brian Ahearn ,Richard Allen, Eric Allen, James Amato, Calixto Anaya Jr.,Joseph Angelini, Joseph Angelini Jr., Faustino Apostol Jr., David Arce, Louis Arena, Carl Asaro, Gregg Atlas, Gerald Atwood, Gerard Baptiste, Gerard Barbara, Matthew Barnes, Arthur Barry, Steven Bates, Carl Bedigian, Stephen Belson, John Bergin, Paul Beyer, Peter Bielfeld, Brian Bilcher, Carl Bini, Christopher Blackwell, Michael Bocchino, Frank Bonomo, Gary Box, Michael Boyle, Kevin Bracken, Michael Brennan, Peter Brennan, Daniel Brethel, Patrick Brown, Andrew Brunn, Vincent Brunton, Ronald Bucca, Greg Buck ,William Burke Jr., Donald Burns ,John Burnside, Thomas Butler, Patrick Byrne, George Cain, Salvatore Calabro, Frank Callahan, Michael Cammarata, Brian Cannizzaro, Dennis Carey, Michael Carlo, Michael Carroll, Peter Carroll, Thomas Casoria, Michael Cawley, Vernon Cherry, Nicholas Chiofalo, John Chipura, Michael Clarke, Steven Coakley, Tarel Coleman, John Collins, Robert Cordice, Ruben Correa, James Corrigan, James Coyle, Robert Crawford, John Crisci, Dennis Cross ,Thomas Cullen III , Robert Curatolo, Edward Datri, Michael Dauria, Scott Davidson, Edward Day, Thomas Deangelis, Manuel Delvalle, Martin Demeo, David Derubbio, Andrew Desperito, Dennis Devlin, Gerard Dewan, George Dipasquale, Kevin Donnelly, Kevin Dowdell, Raymond Downey, Gerard Duffy, Martin Egan, Michael Elferis, Francis Esposito, Michael Esposito, Robert Evans, John Fanning, Thomas Farino, Terrence Farrell, Joseph Farrelly, William Feehan, Lee Fehling, Alan Feinberg, Michael Fiore, John Fischer, Andre Fletcher, John Florio, Michael Fodor, Thomas Foley, David Fontana, Robert Foti, Andrew Fredericks, Peter Freund, Thomas Gambino Jr., Peter Ganci Jr., Charles Garbarini, Thomas Gardner, Matthew Garvey, Bruce Gary, Gary Geidel, Edward Geraghty, Denis Germain, Vincent Giammona, James Giberson, Ronnie Gies, Paul Gill, John Ginley, John Giordano, Jeffrey Giordano, Keith Glascoe, James Gray, Joseph Grzelak, Jose Guadalupe, Geoffrey Guja, Joseph Gullickson, David Halderman, Vincent Halloran, Robert Hamilton, Sean Hanley, Thomas Hannafin, Dana Hannon, Daniel Harlin, Stephen Harrell, Harvey Harrell, Timothy Haskell, Thomas Haskell Jr., Terence Hatton, Michael Haub, Philip Hayes, Michael Healey, John Heffernan, Ronnie Henderson, William Henry, Joseph Henry, Thomas Hetzel, Brian Hickey, Timothy Higgins, Jonathan Hohmann, Thomas Holohan, Joseph Hunter, Walter Hynes, Jonathan Ielpi, Frederick Ill Jr., William Johnston, Andrew Jordan, Karl Joseph, Anthony Jovic, Angel Juarbe Jr., Chaplain Mychal Judge, Vincent Kane, Charles Kasper, Paul Keating, Thomas Kelly, Thomas Kelly, Richard Kelly Jr., Thomas Kennedy, Ronald Kerwin, Michael Kiefer, Robert King Jr., Scott Kopytko, William Krukowski, Kenneth Kumpel, Thomas Kuveikis, David Laforge, William Lake, Robert Lane ,Peter Langone, Scott Larsen, Joseph Leavey, Neil Leavy, Daniel Libretti, Robert Linnane ,Joseph Lovero, Michael Lynch, Michael Lynch, Michael Lyons, Patrick Lyons, Joseph Maffeo, William Mahoney, Joseph Maloney, Joseph Marchbanks Jr., Charles Margiotta, Kenneth Marino, John Marshall, Peter Martin, Paul Martini, Joseph Mascali, Keithroy Maynard, Brian McAleese, John McAvoy, Thomas McCann, William McGinn, William McGovern, Dennis McHugh, Robert McMahon, Robert Madden, Terence McShane, Timothy McSweeney, Martin McWilliams, Raymond Meisenheimer, Charles Mendez , Steve Mercado, Douglas Miller, Henry Miller Jr., Robert Minara, Thomas Mingione, Paul Mitchell, Louis Modafferi, Dennis Mojica, Manuel Mojica, Carl Molinaro, Michael Montesi, Thomas Moody, John Moran, Vincent Morello, Christopher Mozzillo, Richard Muldowney Jr,. Michael Mullan, Dennis Mulligan, Raymond Murphy, Robert Nagel, John Napolitano, Peter Nelson, Gerard Nevins, Daniel O’Callaghan, Thomas O’Hagan, William O’Keefe, Patrick O’Keefe, Kevin O’Rourke, Dennis Oberg, Douglas Oelschlager, Joseph Ogren, Thomas Ohagan, Samuel Oitice, Eric Olsen, Jeffrey Olsen, Steven Olson, Michael Otten, Jeffrey Palazzo, Orio Palmer, Frank Palombo, Paul Pansini, John Paolillo, James Pappageorge, Robert Parro, Durrell Pearsall, Glenn Perry, Philip Petti, Kevin Pfeifer, Kenneth Phelan, Christopher Pickford, Shawn Powell, Vincent Princiotta, Kevin Prior, Richard Prunty, Lincoln Quappe, Michael Quilty, Leonard Ragaglia, Michael Ragusa, Edward Rall, Adam Rand, Donald Regan, Robert Regan, Christian Regenhard, Kevin Reilly, Vernon Richard, James Riches, Joseph Rivelli Jr., Michael Roberts, Michael Roberts, Anthony Rodriguez, Matthew Rogan, Keith Roma, Nicholas Rossomando, Paul Ruback, Stephen Russell, Michael Russo, Matthew Ryan ,Thomas Sabella, Christopher Santora, John Santore, Gregory Saucedo, Dennis Scauso, John Schardt, Fred Scheffold, Thomas Schoales, Gerard Schrang, Gregory Sikorsky, Stephan Siller, Stanley Smagala Jr., Kevin Smith, Leon Smith Jr., Robert Spear Jr., Joseph Spor, Lawrence Stack, Timothy Stackpole, Gregroy Stajk, Jeffrey Stark, Benjamin Suarez, Daniel Suhr, Christopher Sullivan, Brian Sweeney, Sean Tallon, Allan Tarasiewicz, Paul Tegtmeier, John Tierney, John Tipping II, Hector Tirado Jr., Richard Vanhine, Peter Vega, Lawrence Veling, John Vigiano II, Sergio Villanueva, Lawrence Virgilio, Robert Wallace, Jeffrey Walz, Michael Warchola, Patrick Waters, Kenneth Watson, Michael Weinberg, David Weiss, Timothy Welty, Eugene Whelan, Edward White, Mark Whitford, Glenn Wilkinson, John Williamson, David Wooley, William Wren, and Raymond York

God bless them all.

6 thoughts on “A Fireman’s Prayer

  1. Unbeleivably strong people….I don’t care how many times I see these lists of names, I sit and read every single one of them, we can never remember them TOO much.
    Cheers, Kelly

    I agree Kel, we never can remember them too much.



  2. Very touching and appropriate. I can’t believe how long it takes to read through the list of hero’s names – that’s how they will forever be remembered.
    (wife of a fireman)
    Yes, they will – heroes all. Please tell your husband I said thank you for all he does. They are all angels to me.


  3. On the nights I can’t sleep, I search the web looking for anything that will make me feel closer to my brother, Captain Vincent Giammona. Tonight I thank you for remembering not to forget him and all his fallen brothers of September 11, 2001.

    Linda, I’m sorry for your loss. I know what it’s like to lose a brother too soon. That empty spot in your heart never fills up again. God Bless.




    Dear Court Officer,

    Thank you for telling us more about John Bergin. I have made a permanent page called ‘never forget’ on this blog to honor all those who were lost. Please feel free to share any memories you have of your friend. I’d be happy to give you the forum.



  5. I have a son Daniel who just recently became a volunteer fireman in a little town in Lexington, Michigan. I am so proud of him for taking on this profession after all that has happened in this world. At times I am afraid of what might happen, but I know that my God is big enough to care for him and keep him safe while he serves. I pray for him every morning and night that he will be kept safe if he is called to serve, and with those prayers I know he is in Gods hand. I am so sorry for all the lose of those who died or lost loved ones on 9-11. You are in our prayers, and in turn please remember my boy as he gives with a loving heart for others as I am sure many of yours did. God Bless you all.

    Bless your son and thank you to him and your family. It is amazing to me that there are people in the world who are willng to give their own lives to save others. They are very special souls and we are lucky to have them.


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