Sergeant 8 Timmy Sprouse
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  • Craigsville, VA
  • United States
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Profile Information

Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Years With Department/Agency
My Training:
Rookie Class, FF1, Hazmat, Evoc 123, Aeriel operator, nims 100 200 and 700,
About Me:
I am a happily married man with 2 children a son that is 14yrs old and a daughter that just turned 12yrs old. I love to hunt, fish, go camping, and spending time with my family. I also love to hang out at the firehouse.

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Firefighters Gloves

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 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 twenty five
So the ones going in, come back out alive
When the regulator goes; then there isn’t too much,
But the bypass valve the eagerly clutch

The rescue equipment, the ropes, the C-collars;
The lives they saved never measured in dollars
Are the obvious things firefighters gloves hold
Or, so that is what I’ve been always told

But there are other things Firefighters Gloves touch
Those are the things we all need so much

The hold back the rage on that 3 am call
They hold in the fear when you’re lost in a hall
They hold back the pity, agony, sorrow
They hold in the desire to “Do it tomorrow”

A gloves just a glove till it’s on firefighters
Who work all day long just to pull an all-nighter
And into the fray they charge without fear
At the sound of a “Help” they think that they hear

When firefighter’s hands go into the glove
It’s a firefighter who always fills it with love
Sometimes the sorrow is too much to bear
And it seeps the glove and burns deep “in there”

Off come the gloves when the call is done
And into the pocket until the next call
The hands become lonely and cold for a bit
And shake just thinking of it

And they sit there so red eyed with their gloves in their coats
The tears come so fast that the furniture floats
They’re not so brave now; their hands they cant hide
I guess it just means they are human inside

And though some are paid are others are not
The gloves feel the same when it’s cold or it’s 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 to St. Peter at the heavenly gate
Cause as everyone knows, firefighters don’t wait
Day Job:
Heavy equipment mechanic and operator
Relationship Status:
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
I enjoy helping people in need. I also wanted to give something back to my community!!!
Why I Love Fire/EMS
I enjoy helping people
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Everything is changing in the bylaws

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At 2:59pm on February 4, 2011, Martin Johnson said…
Hi Timmy, I've got 3 different unused patches from my dept to swap. If interested, please let me know.
Winnipeg, Canada
At 2:09pm on September 9, 2010, Justin Scott said…
just stopping by to say hello. stay safe
At 10:26am on March 10, 2010, Justin Scott said…
hey timmy thanks for the add. i grew up not that far from ya in good ol rockbridge county. stay safe out there bro
At 4:30pm on December 17, 2009, Chris Lakusta said…
i still have not got your patch in the mail
At 5:01pm on November 23, 2009, Ted said…
just wonder if you would like to swap patches with me? drop me a line please...
or pm me...
take care
At 12:04am on October 1, 2009, kevin said…
hello my name is kevin. i will send you a patch...sorry its taking me time but have not had much time to be on here. my address is 1215 S. Santa Monica St. Deming, NM 88030. I am with Cooks Peak Vol. Fire Dept.
At 9:05pm on September 29, 2009, charles said…
At 2:30am on August 13, 2009, G said…
G'day Timmy

I am a volunteer Fire Fighter from Western Australia and would like to swap a patch. I only collect patches from Volunteer Brigades.


At 2:24pm on July 21, 2009, Daniel Robert Garvin said…
Hey Timmy,

Just wanted to let you know that I got your patch and am thrilled with the exchange!! Thanks for agreeing to swap. Please stay safe out there!!

At 1:55pm on July 18, 2009, Michael said…
sounds great I can send u 2 or 3 differnt ones in trade for 2 or three of the same or differrent ones of yours.
Michael Wojick
5316 Blow St.
ST. Louis, MO 63109

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