The Firefighter's Creed:

I have no ambition in this world but one,
and that is to be a FIREFIGHTER.
The position may, in the eyes of some,
appear to be a lowly one,
but we know the work
which a firefighter has to do is to
believe that his is a noble calling.
There is an adage which says that:
"Nothing is destroyed, except by fire"
We strive to preserve from destruction,
the wealth of the world,
which is the product of the industry of men,
necessary for the comfort of both the rich & poor.
We are the defenders from fire,
of the art which has beautified the world,
the product of the genius of men
and the means of refinement of mankind.
But above all, our proudest endeavor is...
to save lives of men -
the work of God Himself.
Under the impulse of such thoughts,
the nobility of the occupation
thrills us and stimulates us to deeds of daring,
even at the supreme sacrifice.
Such consideration may not strike the average mind,
but they are sufficient to fill to the limit
our ambition in life and to make us
serve the general purpose of human society.