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Firefighters Prayer

When I'm 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 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
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 children and my wife.

Levi Nelson

Transcription of the fire run log

Shane King

FireFighter Shane King, 29, a firefighter since age 16, died Saturday February 3, 2007. Shane was returning home from department mandated EMT training near Hustonville when his personal vehicle crossed over the center line and struck an oncoming semi-tractor trailer head-on.

Shane started his career in the fire service at age 16 with the Boyle County Volunteer Fire Department. He was a part-time member of the Danville Fire Department for a year and a half, being decorated as the 2005 Part-Time FireFighter of the Year. On January 4, 2007 he was hired full-time by the Danville Fire Department.

Walter "Tom" Gehlhausen

F-115 Battalion Chief Walter "Tom" Gehlhausen
July 21, 1956 - May 15, 2013
Kind, brave, and sweet, who will walk with us no more.

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