Firefighter Memorials





When I am called to duty God, wherever flames may rage,

Give me strength to save some life, whatever be it's age.

Help me embrace a little child before it is too late,

Or save an older person from the horrors of that fate.


Enable me to be alert, and hear the weakest shout,

And quickly and efficiently put the fire out.

I want to fill my calling and give the best in me,

To guard my every neighbor and protect his property.


And if according to your will I am to give my life,

Please bless with your protecting hand, my children and my wife.


Author Unknown





Fire Chief

Smith Carroll

Dedicated Public Servant and Friend

1907 - 1983




Tribute to a Chief

John Franklin Tye




This page was created by members of the Barbourville (KY) Firemens' Club for your education and enjoyment.





Created: May 8, 2000

Last Modified: February 10, 2012