The pager makes it's beeping noise,
The scanner comes to life.
You see excitement on his face
As he goes off to fight.
No matter what you're doing
Or whatever the current plan,
All you can say is "Later Hon"
As he gets those keys in hand.
You say a little prayer
That God will keep him safe,
That with all the pride and bravery
No one will make a mistake.
You know those men are Brothers
And fiercely will protect
The lives of each other and others--
They will truly give their best!
You and your "man's best friend"
Are both loyal and true.
You keep each other company
Waiting for him to return to you.
And when that front door opens
With "Honey I'm home" again,
You thank the Lord he's back OK,
Your brave and strong Fireman.