Firefighters

Project Red Wagon was originally envisioned as an entertainment package that includes poems, songs and videos that celebrate the lives and sacrifices of America's Firefighters and their families.  But out of this has developed a larger mission – to include police officers, emergency medical services (EMS), and our nation’s military. 

After two visits to the NFFF in Emmitsburg, MD, Paul Hickey from 6 Angels Productions wrote the poem Red Wagon.  Then he joined in collaboration with Jason Lucas, who had been working with the Jeremy Graham Band, to create the song.  Jason and Paul worked over the phone and via e-mail to create a set of lyrics and music, but now they needed a singer.  A very impressive young lady named Jaycie Ward was selected to be the vocalist.  They went to Nashville to visit Jason in his studio, and recorded the song.  The NFFF Memorial Week committee was so impressed with the song and the singer that Jaycie was invited up to Emmitsburg to perform the song live to a national audience for six consecutive years.

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Red Wagon

Everyday, I used to ride in my red wagon 
Put on my hat, and I'd pretend to be 
A brave firefighter like my father 
He's always been a hero to me. 
And I hoped one day that I'd walk in his footsteps 
Holding a ladder, axe and hose 
Fighting fires that come from out of nowhere 
I'd ride that big red wagon that everybody knows

Firefighters like a family stand together 
Hand in hand, arm to arm, side by side 
Holding strong in the face of danger 
They're the nations bravest - they're the nation's pride

On the good days they just climb the little ladder 
Or polish chrome and share another meal 
On the bad days – well, let's just say it's tougher 
That's when they know the danger is real 
But nothing's more important than the family 
This is true at work and in the home 
Swelling ranks with new and different faces 
Growing ever better as a whole

Firefighters like a family stand together 
Hand in hand, arm to arm, side by side 
Holding strong in the face of danger 
They're the nations bravest - they're the nation's pride

Even though the times are always changing 
We're the same deep down inside

Firefighters like a family stand together 
Hand in hand, arm to arm, side by side 
Holding strong in the face of danger 
They're the nations bravest - they're the nation's pride

They're the nations bravest - they're the nation's pride

God bless firefighters

Written by P. Hickey / J. Lucas ©2009
Sung by Jacie Ward

Produced by Jason Lucas

©2019 6-Angels Productions