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911 Handles All

from Sing a Song for Safety by Rich Palmer

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As I walked down the street one day
I heard loud noises coming my way
I saw a police car, a fire truck, and ambulance, too.
I guess they had something important to do.

I asked a man standing on his porch
Why they gotta hurry ‘round that corner?
He said young man, I guess that you don’t know
When there’s an emergency they really go…

Now it didn’t seem to make much sense
I saw a police car, a fire truck, an ambulance.
Sirens with lights spinnin’ round
And, boy, they made a crazy sound.

The man said to me as they went by,
“If you need help fast they can really fly.
They go when someone’s sick or hurt,
They go when something’s getting burnt.”
I asked, “what if a stranger comes in my door?”
He said, “A police officer shows them what he’s for.”

Now I know in an emergency,
there are special people to come help me
All it takes is a simple call,
Dial 9-1-1 to handle all.

Dial 9-1-1 to handle all…

Lyrics and music copyright 2006 Richard A. Palmer, BMI


from Sing a Song for Safety, track released August 16, 2006
Rich Palmer - Guitars, bass, vocals
Scott Palmer - Drums, percussion


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Rich Palmer Centerville, Ohio

Rich Palmer has been a fire and life safety educator since 1991. During this time, he has found music to be a tremendous vehicle for presenting safety education messages. The retention of messages delivered through music can be quite effective. By combining his skills in safety education with his talents as a songwriter, Rich can now bring you a valuable tool for your use. ... more

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