Firefighter Sayings and Quotes

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


I have no ambition in this world but one, and that is to be a fireman. The position may, in the eyes of some, appear to be a lowly one; but we who know the work which the fireman has to do believe that his is a noble calling. Our proudest moment is to save lives. Under the impulse of such thoughts, the nobility of the occupation thrills us and stimulates us to deeds of daring, even of supreme sacrifice.     

Chief Edward F. Croker

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

Firefighters don’t go on strike.     

Denis Leary

The innovative leader has to be an arsonist and a firefighter.     

Paul Sloane

Firefighter required to perform all the necessary task in order to control an emergency situation.     

Dennis

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

Delaware's firefighters put their lives in jeopardy every day in an effort to keep families safe.     

Thomas Carper

With better gear, firefighters no longer surround and drown a fire they go in.     

Bill Dedman

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. Croker

But aloud the praises, and give the victor-crown. To our noble hearted Firemen, who fear not danger's frown.     

Fredric G. W. Fenn

Once you have a firefighter in your family, your family and the families from his crew become one big extended family.

Denis Leary

A good firefighter knows how, an educated firefighter knows why.     

Chris Walker

Firefighters are essential to the safety and security of our local communities. We owe it to these men and women to provide them with better training and equipment so they can do their jobs more effectively and safely.     

Carl Levin

That’s the life, being a fireman. It sure beats being a ballplayer. I’d rather be a fireman.

Ted Williams

Police officers, firefighters, EMTs they are all out there every single day literally just a phone call away for anyone who needs them.     

Doreen Croni

Firemen never die, they just burn forever in the hearts of the people whose lives they saved.

Susan Diane Murphree

Firefighters, police officers and state troopers place themselves in harm's way every day, every week, every year.     

James McGreevey

Our firefighters are our last line of defense, baby.     

Jack Scalia

Police and firefighters are great, but they don't create wealth. They protect it. That's crucial. Teaching is a wonderful profession. Teachers help educate people to become good citizens so that citizens can then go create wealth. But they don't create the wealth themselves.     

Rush Limbaugh

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

As the member of a firefighter family myself, supporting the widowed families of rescue workers is an important, personal cause of mine.     

Mark Sanchez

Firefighters are indispensable foot soldiers here at home.     

Christopher Dodd

A fireman banged on my back door, and I couldn't breathe. It scared me to death. I came out the back door, and it just took my breath.

Pat Alexander

Firemen are going to get killed. When they join the department they face that fact. 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. They were not thinking of getting killed when they went where death lurked. They went there to put the fire out, and got killed. Firefighters do not regard themselves as heroes because they do what the business requires.

Chief Edward F. Croker

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 Leary

Firefighters are some of the most selfless public servants you will ever encounter.     

Denis Leary

Fireman never know what they will encounter on each call but proceed with the same level of commitment and service.

Byron Pulsifer

Being a firefighter is as close as you get to being a modern day soldier in your home country.

Tom Dawson

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

In fire you can plan everything out to the minute, and a minute before that everything changes.

Dan Felix