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.     


A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Firefighters save hearts and homes.     


Deliberate violence is more to be quenched than a fire.     


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.     


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.     


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     


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