The Cape Laddermen
I am at the end of the line and my fate is certain.
I have fought the battle with the flames only to see them enraged
My duty was clear and my fate is left to the hand of god.
As I enter the fire to save some life I have met my match and will give my life
God has called for me to fight the never-ending blaze
I am but a single person full of life
And I have a family and a good life
My time was not determined until this day
I went into the fire to save a life as I would do again
Today I gave my life for everyone who may be inside
Today I went in a firefighter and came out a hero
Today I fought the final blaze and now I am at the side of god fighting the fires with everyone
Today we all fight together again
Author: by fire Chief Jeff A. Stricklin.
Thank you to the Fire and Rescue Services of Cape Town.
Photos by Armand Hough