Profession of honor


A group of everyday fellows and now some ladies too,

To serve protecting property and life, they bravely choose.

A great fraternity, all together, a common goal in mind,

Never much thanks, just satisfaction, putting everything on the line.

Dedication to duty without thought to self-harm,

Sometimes being summoned by the lordís last alarm.

The ultimate sacrifice, giving with ever so much grace,

Only then does someone sing their praise.

Yet when the alarm makes its beckoning call,

Together, the firefighters of the world give it their all.


By James Reaves, Houston FD retired