Osage County Fire Dist #2

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Welcome to Osage County Fire Dist #2. We have been serving Osage County since 1964. 

The mission of Osage County Fire Dist #2 is to protect lives, property and the environment from fire, medical emergencies and exposure to dangerous conditions. We will respond to emergencies in a professional and courteous manner through sustained training, progressive education, and constant diligence to provide the highest level of service to our community. Ethical values will remain the core of every decision made by each member of our Department.

A Firefighter's Glove

A firefighters gloves hold many things, From elderly arms to a kids broken swing.
From the hands they shake and the backs they pat, To the tiny claw marks of another treed cat. 
At 2 am they are filled with the chrome, from the DWI who was on her way home. 
And the equipment they use to roll back the dash, From the family of 6 she involved in the crash. 
The brush rakes in spring wear the palms out. When the wind does a “90” to fill them with doubt. 
The thumb of the glove wipes the sweat from the brow. Of the face of a firefighter who mutters “what now” 
They hold inch and three quarters flowing one seventy-five so the ones going in, come back out alive. 
When the regulator goes, then there isn’t too much. But the bypass valve they eagerly clutch. 
The rescue equipment, the ropes, the c-collars.  The lives that they save never measured in dollars. 
There are the obvious things the firefighter glove hold. Or so that is what I’ve been told. 
But there are other things gloves touch, those are things we all need so much. 
They hold back the rage on that 3 am call, they hold in the fear when you’re lost in the hall, 
they hold back the pity, agony, sorrow. They hold in the desire to “Do it again tomorrow.” 
A glove is just a glove till it’s on a firefighter who work all day long just to pull an all-nighter. 
And into the foray they charge without fear, At the sound of a “Help” they think that they hear. 
When firefighters’ hands go into the glove, it’s a firefighter who always fills it with love.
Sometime the sorrow is too much to bear. And it seeps into the glove and burns deep in there. 
Off come the gloves when the call is done, and into the pocket until the next run.
The hands become lonely and cold for a bit, And shake just a little thinking of it. 
And we sit there so red eyed with our gloves in their coats, the tears come so fast that the furniture floats. 
Were not so brave now, our hands we can’t hide. I guess it just means that we’re human inside. 
And though some are paid and others are not, The gloves feel the same when its cold or its hot. 
To someone you’re helping to just get along, when you fill them with love, you always feel strong. 
And so when I go on my final big ride, I hope to have my gloves by my side, 
to show St. Peter at the heavenly Gate. Cause as everyone knows, Firefighters DO NOT WAIT!
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We are always looking for new members. 

Download our application here, and bring it to the fire station on the 2nd or 4th Wednesday of the month between 6:30 - 9:00 PM

Email info@osagefire.com for details.

(785) 528-3008

OCFD #2

911 Laing St

Osage City, KS 66523