Passing the Boot

You are sound asleep – in the middle of the night

Loud sounds wake you up – you begin to feel fright

Those tones you hear are all too familiar – fire in the country – it may be your neighbour

Your husband jumps up – he pulls on his gear – its a house down the road

Your heart fills with fear – being volunteers – their equipment poor-

You pray they can save it – before it burns to the floor-

So the next time you see – Fireman “ passing the Boot” –

Remember they’re volunteers – and the community is their roots.


Author: Deborah Williams, V.P. MCVFDLA