Firefighter Quotes, Sayings about firefighters

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

If crime fighters fight crime and fire fighters fight fire, what do freedom fighters fight?
George Carlin

“Safety First” is “Safety Always.”
– Charles M. Hayes

The hero is commonly the simplest and obscurest of men.
Henry David Thoreau

Volunteer firemen do it for free!

What you call a hero, I call just doing my job.

Firefighters are hot stuff!


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.
– Edward F. Croker

The funny thing about firemen is, night and day, they are always firemen.
– Gregory Widen

Man is the only creature that dares to light a fire and live with it. The reason? Because he alone has learned to put it out.
– H.J Vandyke

If the smoke is moving faster than you can, you have been warned!

I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
– Christopher Reeve

Aspire rather to be a hero than merely appear one.
– Baltasar Gracian

The hero is the man who lets no obstacle prevent him from pursuing the values he has chosen.
– Andrew Bernstein

True courage is being afraid, and going ahead and doing your job anyhow. That’s what courage is.
– General Norman Schwarzkopf


Virtually every society that survived did so by socializing its sons to be disposable. Disposable in war; disposable in work. We need warriors and volunteer firefighters, so we label these men heroes.
– Warren Farrell

The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.
– Thucydides

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

Becoming fearless isn’t the point. That’s impossible. It’s learning how to control your fear, & how to be free from it, that’s the point. Necessity of action takes away the fear of the act, and makes bold resolution the favorite of fortune.
– Francis Quarles

Saving lives through training
– Chief Richard Collins

How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
Maya Angelou

Have cognition before ignition.

You might be a firefighter if you had to extricate someone by cutting the car doors off on one side and realized there was nothing wrong with the doors on the other side.

You know you’re a firefighter when you really think that rusty old hydrant looks good in the garden.

When you have secured an area, don’t forget to tell the fire.


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

You might be a firefighter if the microwave goes off and you run out of the house thinking it was your pager.

You might be a firefighter if “climbing the corporate ladder” has nothing to do with career advancement.

You might be a firefighter if your kids are afraid to get into water fights with you.

But sound aloud the praises, and give the victor-crown
To our noble-hearted Firemen, who fear not danger’s frown.
– Frederic G.W. Fenn

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