Merry Christmas to all from Shrewsbury Volunteers. May you all have a safe, wonderful Christmas season and a Happy New Year.
‘Twas the night before Christmas and in the 61 House, the units were fueled and ready to pounce. The engines and rescue the brush truck and all, stood ready to run if there would be a call. The gear stood ready in their racks they await, to be put on and used to save all from that fate. The men and women who selflessly act wore their pagers and smartphones for the cue to attack.
When suddenly it sounded like a cry in the night, the siren it blew due to a horrible light. The fire was moving and lives could be lost. The people in danger must be saved at all cost. Our heroes they drove to the station with haste knowing every minute can count and time they can’t waste. They entered the station and put on their gear. They got onto the rigs and threw out their fears. They drove to the call on their steads of red, lights flashing siren screaming praying no one was dead.
They arrived and observed and knew what to do. Shrewsbury Volunteers and others are here to save you. Hoses were dropped and units were placed. Tools were grabbed and we moved in with haste. The Tower has room, EMS is nearby. Everyone listened to the Chief as he cried:
On firefighters, on drivers, on personnel all. The fire is raging we can’t drop the ball. We push you and train you for moments like now. Enter the building safely and save them somehow. I know you’re the best and it’s time to display why we run into buildings when others run away.
The firefighters pushed in while ladders were thrown, they listened for cries or even slight little moans. The EMT’s and R.I.T. had boots on the ground in case people were hurt or firefighters went down. The crews they moved in found the fire and attacked. The people were rescued and brought outside intact. In hours it was over and P.A.R was complete. EVERYONE GOES HOME!! Say it, REPEAT.
The job was complete and now all went back to clean the gear and hoses repack. The fire is out but more must be done more calls could come in, the day is not done. When finally the engines, rescue and firefighters too were clean and standing tall proud of the job they do. The Chief finished the reports that need to be done, yeah paperwork is part of the firefighting fun.
All talked for a bit and then readied to leave, Christmas is here, presents are under the trees. While tired and sore they had a family to see, just like the one’s rescued at a quarter to three. Our lives we dedicate to be there for you even if it means our families will have to make do.
Our motto is forged. Our mission is clear. We are the 61 House: “Professionally Staffed by Volunteers”. Merry Christmas, enjoy, in all that you do. Remember we are ready for your family and you.
SHREWSBURY VOLUNTEERS STATION 61
PROFESSIONALLY STAFFED BY VOLUNTEERS