The Fate

It was only one training class Chief, don’t have a heart attack

So I missed the ladders lesson don’t worry I’ll get it back

It was only one training class so I missed the hydrant session

I can still hit the plug Chief let me ride the engine

It was only one training class so I can’t draft from a lake

I guess I should have listened about that class you told me to take

It was only one training class Chief it was only scba’s

How hard could it be to throw on an air pack?

And turn on a couple airways it was only one training class

I must ask “how can it be?” To fight a blazing fire

Or save a kitten from a tree it was only one training class

I’m sorry I had a date how would I have known

About this horror and this fate it was only one training class

Chief it is all my fault I’m sorry they had to wait

By the time i turned the air pack on it was too late

It was only one training class why did it take so long?

Oh, that little boy and girl what did I do wrong

It was only one training class But chief it is because of me

That the baby boy and girl won’t live to be three

 

Author: Kate Quinn, Blakely hose Co. #2