Saturday, May 3, 2014

PALMYRA VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT, PALMYRA, NY - PART II

FIREMAN'S PRAYER  
      When duty call's me, oh Lord,
      Wherever Flames may rage,
      Give me the 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 oh Lord, guide my every move,
      for life is so precious,
      please don't let us loose. I want to fill my calling and
      To give the best in me
      To guard my every neighbor
      And protect their property And if according to thy will,
      That I must give my life,
      Then with thy protecting hand my Lord,
      I pray thee, protect my children and my wife. Amen

      The top picture is the Palmyra Fire Department logo.  Of course, one of the trucks.  In the back of the Firehouse they have a room where they have their pancake breakfasts, craft shows, dinners, etc. to raise money for the fire department.  When I was there, it was rented out for a Baby Shower.  Picture also shows the kitchen.  More pictures of the awards they have received.  The second last is the logo on their door.  The bottom picture is of the fire on May 3, 2013.  I have another to post to put on, I'm not sure when.  The last is the Fireman's Prayer.  God Bless the Firemen and Firewomen, not only in Palmyra, but every where.

11 comments:

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Everyone,

Hope you enjoy the pictures of the Fire Department. I don't know why you have to push the button for more pictures and comments.

Marilyn

New York State Of Mind said...

It was a year ago today that the fire burned on Main Street here. Sixteen fire companies were here. We lost almost a whole village block, but thank to the fire departments, that is all we lost. Mark that owns Mark Pizza bought the buildings that were torn down, his building included and built a new restaurant and park. We thank all the fire departments and of course, Mark for bringing our town where it is today.

Marilyn

ga447 said...

Firemen are so important and astounding group of people. When I live in PA they would come by to check on my mom who was ill to see if she needed anything. In my hometown in NY we lost 2 firemen from Sept 11.

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi ga447,

I think that is great what the firemen did for your mom. That is terrible for all who died in 911. My hometown in Upstate New York didn't lose any of our firemen, but most of them went in shifts to NYC to help after 911. One of the fireman said they did it for their brothers. They would come here for us if we needed them.

Marilyn

Vanssmomc said...

Can't read the Fireman's Prayer without tears coming to my eyes. My hometown lost two Firefighters on December 24th, 2012 to a senseless act of violence. They were both so young and my heart still breaks for their families. How brave these men and women are that do this job. God Bless them all. Cathy in Webster

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Cathy,
I remember December 24th, 2012. Both your firefighters gave their lives that day. It is bad enough that they are going to fires, but now they don't know what else or who else will be there when they get there. I agree, they are brave when they do this job. As you say:
God Bless them all,
Marilyn

New York State Of Mind said...

I was watching the six o'clock news on Channel 13 and they had pictures of our fire on and what has happened since. Guess there is going to more on at the 11:00 news.

Marilyn

Laura said...

Thank you for sharing the photos Marilyn and the prayer. I too can't read it without tearing up....they do so much for such little reward....

Laura

New York State Of Mind said...

Thank you Laura,

You are right, they do so much for what little they reward. So happy you liked the pictures and prayer.

Marilyn

Willow's Quiet Corner said...

Very nice tribute, Marilyn. I am sure it is nice for them to be able to see the support and appreciation they are receiving. (By, the way . . . it was nice to be able to see a little glimpse of you in the reflections! Almost enough to put a face to your words! :)

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Willow's Quiet Corner,
I didn't notice my reflection was in the pictures until you mentioned them. You are welcome for the tribute. They do so much for us.

Marilyn