They've run the course, they've passed the test They're counted with America's best Because they've done what must be done The volunteers of 9-1-1. Brave firemen, brave policemen too Bold men and women, tried and true When danger strikes, when trouble comes They heed the call of 9-1-1. I'm sorry, Dave, your father died But you can take a patriot's pride He died to help each mother's son A volunteer, on 9-1-1. They marched into that burning hell And as they climbed, the towers fell What is this thing that has been done To these our friends, on 9-1-1? 3,000 souls no more shall live A nation mourns, then yearns to give A helping hand to every one The call goes out on 9-1-1! From every corner of our land Come volunteers to lend a hand They'll search until the search is done For those who fell on 9-1-1. And still the spirit's going strong United we can right the wrong Our faith is strong, our time will come And we'll remember 9-1-1. We will prevail, our time will come And we'll remember 9-1-1.