A Fireman's Prayer
When I am called to duty, God
Wherever flames may rage
Give me the strength to save some life Whatever be its age
Help me embrace a little child before it is too late,
Or save an older person From the horror of that fate.
Enable me to be alert, To hear the weakest shout,
And quickly and efficiently put the fire out.
I want to serve my calling, to give the best in me,
To guard my every neighbor and protect his property.
And if according to thy will I have to lose my life,
Please, God, bless with your protecting hands,
My children and my wife.
Leonard Hatton Jr.
The Village of Ridgefield Park as well as the nation mourns the loss of Father, Husband, Village Firefighter, Marine and FBI Agent Leonard Hatton Jr. who was tragically lost in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack at the World Trade Center in New York City. The photos below were taken during the memorial service and funeral.
Photo Credit- The Record
Ex-Chief Steve Dembski
The Village of Ridgefield Park as well as the nation mourns the loss of Father, Husband, Village Firefighter, Ex-Chief Steve Dembski. Taken in the Line of Duty on July 15, 2007 after assisting Bogota with a structure fire earlier that day.
Video Project by:
Some Photo Credit & Full Thanks to:
Michael J. Coppola
Village of Ridgefield Park
"Shine Your Light" by Robbie Robertson
"Amazing Grace" -Bagpipes of the 48th High Scotland the Brave
"I Will Remember You" by Sarah McLachlin
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