The Upper Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Department is one with Maryland’s Governor Hogan and the Baltimore City Fire Department. Our hearts are broken for the entire Baltimore City Fire Department as three of the bravest have fallen in the line of duty. A fourth firefighter was critically injured and is on life support. Each and every day, our firefighters and first responders answer the call and are ready to run into danger- this is our worst nightmare.
Please pray for their families.
The Firefighters Prayer
When I am called to duty, God wherever flames may rage, give me strength to save a life, whatever be its age. Help me to embrace a little child before it’s 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 to put the fire out. I want to fill my calling and to give the best in me, to guard my neighbor and protect his property. And if according to your will I have to lose my life, bless with your protecting hand my loving family from strife.