A firefighter's pledge

I promise concern for others
Willingness for all those in need
I promise courage - courage to face and conquer my fears
Courage to share and endure the ordeal of those who need me
I promise strength - strength of heart to bear whatever burdens
Might be placed upon me
Strength of body to deliver safety
All those placed within my care
I promise the wisdom to lead, the compassion to comfort
And the love to serve unselfishly whenever i am called

- unknown author.