Firefighting Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old firefighting quotes, firefighting sayings, and firefighting proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Firefighting is all about ass - busting ours to save yours. Anonymous
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Firefighters save hearts and homes. Anonymous
Deliberate violence is more to be quenched than a fire. Heraclitus
People are always asking me how is it that firefighters run into a burning building when everyone else is running out. Courage is the answer. Chief Kennedy
You might be a firefighter if your kids are afraid to get into water fights with you. Anonymous
Firefighter is one of the few jobs kind enough to warn me away by containing two words I'm not interested in, unlike the deceptive bookkeeper. Joel Stein
With better gear, firefighters no longer surround and drown a fire - they go in. Bill Dedman
Firefighters are indispensable foot soldiers here at home. Christopher Dodd
You have to do something in your life that is honorable and not cowardly if you are to live in peace with yourself, and for the firefighter it is fire. Larry Brown
Nothing cries out for compassion, concern, and danger as a fire engine screams by carrying firefighters ready to do battle without flinching from any demand. Byron Pulsifer
Every firefighter knows that he is always susceptible to this type of tragedy. They go to work every day knowing that they are doing something so positive, that people really respect them and appreciate them. Thomas Von Essen
The funny thing about firemen is, night and day, they are always firemen. Gregory Widen
As the member of a firefighter family myself, supporting the widowed families of rescue workers is an important, personal cause of mine. Mark Sanchez
In fire you can plan everything out to the minute, and a minute before that everything changes. Dan Felix
Some people procrastinate so much that all they can do is run around like firefighters all day - putting out fires that should not have gotten started in the first place. Nido R Qubein
Being a firefighter is as close as you get to being a modern day soldier in your home country. Tom Dawson
Firefighter required to perform all the necessary task in order to control an emergency situation. Dennis
Firefighter appreciation isn't just a once a year affair because firefighters are there for each of us everyday. Byron Pulsifer
Firemen never die, they just burn forever in the hearts of the people whose lives they saved. Susan Diane Murphree
Firefighters go where they're needed, sometimes ignoring the dangers even when no one is inside a burning building to be saved. Bill Dedman
What firefighters and people in our military and cops do is separate from what the rest of us do; basically these people say, 'I'm going to protect all these strangers. Denis Colin Leary
But aloud the praises, and give the victor-crown. To our noble hearted Firemen, who fear not danger's frown. Fredric G. W. Fenn
Firefighters are some of the most selfless public servants you will ever encounter. Denis Leary
Real heroes are men who fall and fail and are flawed, but win out in the end because they've stayed true to their ideals and beliefs and commitments. Kevin Costner
When a man becomes a fireman his greatest act of bravery has been accomplished. What he does after that is all in the line of work. Edward F. Crocker
Firefighting one of the few professions left that still makes house calls Anonymous
Fireman never know what they will encounter on each call but proceed with the same level of commitment and service. Byron Pulsifer
Delaware's firefighters put their lives in jeopardy every day in an effort to keep families safe. Thomas Carper
If you put out the fire, you won't have to jump out the window Andy Freidricks
Being a fireman, the whole neighborhood looks up to you. Being a good fireman, the other firefighters look up to you. Edward Allen Bernero
Life doesn't always go the way you expect it, but you came here to become a firefighter. If you give up today, think of all the lives you won't save tomorrow. Roberts Gannaway
People are always asking me how is it that firefighters run into a burning building when everyone else is running out. Courage is the answer. Lewis Colick
I was a firefighter, and because I couldn't save the children I saw in the burning building, then I am forever, every night, trapped in a nightmare. Nicole Russin-McFarland
Fire fighting is a low-frequency, high-risk business. That's why they train and trian in these simulated environments. Ellen Kirschman
No simulation can ever be perfect because every fire is different and every foreground is unique. The key is consistent practice and teamwork. Ellen Kirschman
Fire fighters worldwide regard themselves as a brotherhood. The fire service is built on traditions of service to the community and traditions of mutual support and hospitality to each other. Ellen Kirschman
The fire service is a profession where enduring friendships triumph over conflicts; stunning victories trump tragic tales; and acts of selfless courage and heroism overshadow occasional incidents of incompetence or lack of discipline. Ellen Kirschman
Firefighters are true heroes that you can see every day. They work long hours each and every week, and they do not ask for special attention. Brian Rogers
When everyone else is trying to run out of a burning building, the firefighters are the ones running into it to save their people trapped inside. Brian Rogers
Firefighters in every town are special because they are willing to give their time and energy to help their neighbors, no matter who these neighbors might be. Brian Rogers
Firefighters are a special type of person, and not everyone can do their job. Brian Rogers
Firefighters also fill a variety of roles that help to keep the community safe. Brian Rogers
Our firefighters are not just called to house fires. They respond to sorts of rescue situation: motor vehicle accidents, swimming and boating accidents, chemical leaks and gas leaks, just to name a few. Rev Dr Cynthia Huling Hummel
Firefighting is a science and a passion. Firefighters do what they do because the love their work. Rev Dr Cynthia Huling Hummel
Being a firefighter is a combination of routine activities, intense training, and life-threatening situations--and those activities can switch instantly at the sound of an alarm. Lisa Thompson
When the bell rang, a firefighter was expected to stop everything to help others. Glenn Corbett
Firefighters had to be creative in budgeting and acquiring funds to protect those they swore and serve. Glenn Corbett
This job isn't for everybody. It takes someone special to be a firefighter. Glenn Corbett
As a rookie firefighter, you must understand from the moment you walk into the firehouse that you create your own legacy. Glenn Corbett
A firefighter starts in the morning because an emergency knows no time and can happen without warning. The Firefighter Writer
Firefighters are people who are trained to put out fires. They help people in many ways. Firefighters rescue people and animals in trouble. It is hard work. Melissa A. Settle
It is not easy to become a firefighter. They also have to show that they are strong and in good shape. Melissa A. Settle
Fighting fires is very risky. Some firefighters have to climb very tall buildings. They have to enter rooms that are on fire. They have to be brave. And, they have to know how to stay calm. Melissa A. Settle
Being a firefighter is hard. But, it is also rewarding. It feels good to help people when they are in trouble. Melissa A. Settle
The firefighter do not just put out fires. They help solve all kinds of problems. Richard Scarry
Another benefit of being a firefighter is your sense of self-worth. You go out on a job, you eat some smoke, you take a little heat, and you get the great satisfaction of confronting the flames and defeating them. You know you're doing a good job, and that's a very valuable benefit. Dennis Smith
Sometimes people get killed. Every firefighter has to deal with death of a brother firefighter at some point in his life. Dennis Smith
There is something that happens to a man when he becomes a firefighter. That something is that he begins to care about what he is doing, about the people he works with, and about the department's reputation in a way that surprises, a depth of feeling that is entirely new. Dennis Smith
It is that feeling that enables people to enter burning buildings, and it is that feeling that will preserve the histories of fire departments throughout the land. It becomes a part of the man, and a part of every action. Dennis Smith
Being a firefighter defines who you are. If you are not proud of being a firefighter, consider doing something else. Billy Goldfeder
A successful firefighter has the right mix of formal education, vocational training, and common sense. All are required to be recognized, promoted, and ultimately respected by peers. Billy Goldfeder
Nothing is wrong with saying hello to everyone in the firehouse when you walk in. The least you can do is speak. This is brotherhood, you know. Billy Goldfeder
Being called a firefighter is the greatest compliment you will ever receive. Billy Goldfeder
Becoming a firefighter is not easy, but if you spend some quality time researching the position and the entire testing process, your chances should increase greatly at obtaining that badge you have been coveting. Steve Prziborowski
The job of a firefighter can be both exciting and dangerous. Fire is unpredictable. Jim Ollhoff
On any day, firefighters may have to risk their lives to save others. This career requires a lot of courage and dedication. Jim Ollhoff
Firefighters are in the business of helping people and saving lives. Jim Ollhoff
Firefighters are community helpers. Community helpers are people who work to keep communities safe, healthy, and fun. Bobbie Kalman
A true firefighter is someone who exemplifies the passion and dedication of a humble public servant. Steve Prziborowski
Your actions as a firefighter at times will undoubtedly be labeled by some as heroic, but it's your humility and dedication to being the best you can be that will ultimately bring you success. Steve Prziborowski
Today's firefighter is a physically fit, compassionate, blue-collar technician, who carries the education and training credentials of a white-collard professional. On rare occasions we are asked to take extraordinary risks to save life of another, but more frequently, we are asked to extend a helping hand to a less fortunate citizen in need. Steve Prziborowski
Firefighters are very busy. They can be called to a fire at any time of day or night. They must be ready at all times in case of an emergency. Diana Herweck
You are a firefighter, an engineer, a captain, a chief, or a paramedic. You are not average! Justin Lewis
From guys on the front lines to guys in the office / To the firefighters tryna stop it, we ain't perfect / There's flaws, but in times of crisis we drop it. Alasdair David George Murray
So many of our firefighters and officers have worked hard to get the fire service to where it is at today; for that very reason, we need to protect it. We're all about family. We're all about taking care of people. We're all about supporting and promoting family values. We need to protect what we're all about. Rick Lasky
Firefighters truly are jacks-of-all-trades, but we are also masters of them all. Give us any challenge; we'll face it and overcome it. Rick Lasky
Firefighters are talented and are the cream of the crop in society. Rick Lasky
Treat people like family. Get your firefighters to treat the people they are responding to as if the people were their mom, dad, grandparent, or child. Rick Lasky
Your firefighters are going to enjoy the accolades for doing a good job and the tahnk you notes for going above and beyond the normal expectations of a firefighter. And most of the public, whom we have sworn to serve and protect, will be grateful for the services we provide. That's our mission. It's simple. Our mission is to take care of people. Rick Lasky