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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Visiting the Hummelstown Fire Department

Hummelstown Fire Department in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
A few weeks ago we took a day trip down to Hummelstown in Pennsylvania and stumbled upon the Hummelstown Fire Department which sits right on East Main Street. It's a modern-day fire company and on the day that we one was around.

We took it upon ourselves to check out the memorials that sit right in front of the department which are open to the public. If you're paying this small town a visit, you might want to check them out too!

First let's talk about the Fireman's Prayer which is etched on a memorial stone. I had never heard of the fireman's prayer before. Here's what it says. We had to read it closely and then look it up online...due to the wear & tear of the stone over the years.
The Fireman's Prayer Memorial Stone in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania

When I am called to duty, God
whenever flames may rage,
Give me the strength to save some life
Whatever be its age.
Help me to embrace a little child
Before it’s too late,
Or some older person
from the horror of that fate.
Enable me to be alert
And hear the weakest shout,
And quickly and efficiently
to put the fire out.
I want to fill my calling
and 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,
Please bless with Your protecting hand
My children and my wife.
Hummelstown Fire Company Bell in Pennsylvania

Right beside the Fireman's Prayer was a big bell...I'm assuming its a fire station bell although I didn't see any posted information about it. Must have some type of historical importance since its out there on display. I checked their website and didn't see any information on it.
American Flag and Pennsylvania State Flag at Hummelstown Fire Company in Pennsylvania

American Flag and Pennsylvania State Flag at Hummelstown Fire Company in Pennsylvania

There was the American Flag and the Pennsylvania state flag on display and at the base of the flagpole we saw a marker that stated that the flags were presented by Local Lodge Woodmen of the World. You can see the flags and the marker in our photographs above. I wish they would include some of this information on their website, so that others could learn about it.

We just wanted to share this cool little exhibit with all of you that we stumbled upon while walking down East Main Street during our visit. We love checking out small hometown historical markers, memorials and sites like this when we travel.

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