My brother has fallen

My brother has fallen; no I don't know his name
Have not the same parents still family all the same
He lives in this town I live in another
It doesn't really matter cause this man is my brother
My brother I call him yet I've never seen his face
I have brothers and sisters all over the place
You see I am a firefighter and our families are one
A tradition for years past from father to son
Around the world a brotherhood of unity
A closeness a bond most people don't see
I'll watch his back she'll watch mine
You go I go time after time
His family's my family her family theirs
Were part of one family where everyone cares
I'll look after your kids please look in on my wife
Should that day finally come when I laid down my life
We dedicate our lives helping our fellow man
Living day after day doing all that we can
Wherever we're needed whether night time or day
To save the life of another well step in harms way
My brother has fallen doing what he loved best
And among the honoured he now stands with the rest
For a mile in dress uniform here everyone stands
For my brother has fallen god into your hands
Rick martin captain
Quiambaug vol. fire co. Stonington, CT.
dedicated to the memory of my brethren fallen in the line of duty in the Worcester cold storage & warehouse co. building fire.
special dedication to the wives and children of those brave men. may your time of mourning be quick and their memories last the lifetime of generations to come (Dec 9, 1999)