When I am called to duty, God wherever 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 give the best in me

To guard my every neighbour and protect their property.

And if according to your will, in my duty I must answer death’s call,

Bless with your protective hand, my family one and all.

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