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Commodore Volunteer Fire Department

Protecting Green Township Since 1952

Calls to Date: 106   As Of: 12-02-2020

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The Last Alarm

My father was a fireman, he drove a big red truck
 And when he'd go to work each day he'd say "Mother, wish me luck"
 Then dad would not come home again until sometime the next day
 But the thing that bothered me the most was the things some folks would say
 A fireman's life is easy, he eats and sleeps and plays,
 and sometimes he won't fight a fire for many, many days
 When I first heard these words I was young to understand
 But I knew when people had trouble Dad was there to lend a hand
 Then my father went to work one day and kissed us all goodbye
 but little did we realize that night we all would cry
 My father lost his life that night when the floor gave way below
 And I wondered why he'd risked his life for someone he did not know
 But now I truly realize the greatest gift a man can give
 is to lay his life upon the line so that someone else might live
 so as we go from day to day and pray to God above
 Say a prayer for your local fireman
 He may save the ones you love