DHSES - OFPC Firefighters Creed

Homeland Security and Emergency Services

The Official Anthem of the NYS Fallen Firefighters Memorial



The Firefighters' Creed

© Tim Murphy 2001
Produced by Seisiun



There's a War that's being fought without Bombs or Rifle-shot;
There are deadly confrontations every day.
For the Enemy is Fire; and the Casualties grow higher,
Among those who place themselves in Danger's Way.
It's a Warrior Breed of men, who face the fires, and fight again,
When the Screaming Sirens sound their Battle Cry!
Where the Klaxons blare the call, they'll be there to give their All:
They'll lay their Lives on the Line, Do or Die!

When the terrorists attack, stab our Nation in the back--
Then our Firefighters lead the way once more;
With their brothers, the Police the Volunteers and EMT's,
They are joined to combat this Unholy War.
With the strength of Saving Grace, they met the challenge Face-to-Face,
Even though the stakes had never been so high--
They took the Job and got it done, unsung Heroes every one:
They laid their Lives on the Line, Do or Die!
(Chorus)
When the flames are blazing high against the smoky midnight sky,
You will hear their Mighty Diesels raging by!
They'll proceed at greatest speed - It's the Firefighters' Creed:
They laid their Lives on the Line, Do or Die!
There's a Piper on the hill, in the misty morning chill;
You can hear his lonesome bagpipe's mournful drone.
Another Fire Fighter died; and his Brothers at graveside,
Will see his Widow and their Children aren't alone.
For every Fireman has to know that he could be the Next to go:
It's just the Nature of the Beast they can't deny;
Every year they add more Names to the Brotherhood of Flames:
They'll lay their Lives on the Line, Do or Die!
(Chorus)
When the flames are blazing high against the smoky midnight sky,
You will hear their Mighty Diesels raging by!
They'll proceed at greatest speed - It's the Firefighters' Creed:
(Countless Lives have been Saved by the Bravest of the Brave!)
(Years of training - Endless Drill! Dedication - Iron Will!)
(Village Square - City Street! They're the Ones who Take the Heat!)
(At each Station's strident Bell, still they charge straight into Hell!)
They'll lay their Lives on the Line, Do or Die!

Dedicated to the Bravest: those Women and Men, and their Families -
past, present, and future...
Firefighters all!

In Memory Of ...