54+ Best Firefighter Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Firefighter is a person whose job is to stop fires from burning. Inspirational firefighter quotes will fire up your brain and inspire you to look at life differently while helping you show your appreciation.

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Most Famous Firefighter Quotes

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

There are terrible, terrible memories of September 11th, things that I saw, people that I lost, the devastation, the identification of bodies. I mean, all these memories come back to you at different times. And then the other side of it this tremendous response with the firefighters and the police officers saving people, the rescue workers. – Rudy Giuliani

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 special ops guys and the firefighters around the world have this great phrase. They say, ‘Slow is smooth, and smooth is fast,’ and that is true. Everything I’ve accomplished in my life has been because of that attitude. – Jeff Bezos

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

I love race car drivers, I love gymnastics, I love UFC, I love police officers, I love firefighters. I just try to give them the same enjoyment they give me. – Shaquille O’Neal

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

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

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

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

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

Having dealt with a lot of real firefighters, I know there are a lot of guys who, for lack of a better term, become addicted to the grief because it has kept them connected to these guys that they felt responsible for having lost. – 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

My heroes are those who risk their lives every day to protect our world and make it a better place – police, firefighters and members of our armed forces.

It would be great if firefighters across the country had the guarantee that they would be making enough money to support their family right from the get-go, but that’s not the case. – Denis Leary

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

In addition to my cousin, there were 30 or 40 guys I grew up with who became firefighters as well. So, I’ve been around firefighters all my life. – Denis Leary

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

One thing that’s great about firefighters: If they don’t have the equipment they desperately need, they don’t have the help, they don’t care. They’ll do it on their own. – Denis Leary

Our firefighters are our last line of defense, baby. – Jack Scalia

My charity is in the business of helping firefighters in any way that we can. For instance, after 9/11 we were the second-fastest charity to raise and distribute money to the widows and surviving family members of the 343 firefighters who died that day. – Denis Leary

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

Seems to me the basic conflict between men and women, sexually, is that men are like firemen. To men, sex is an emergency, and no matter what we’re doing we can be ready in two minutes. Women, on the other hand, are like fire. They’re very exciting, but the conditions have to be exactly right for it to occur. – Jerry Seinfeld

To me, there’s only 5 real jobs in America: Police Officers, Teachers, Firefighters, Doctors, and the Military Service. – Charles Barkely

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

I’m so proud of Maryland’s firefighters, risking their lives to protect others, but we need to protect our protectors with the best equipment training and resources. – Barbara Mikulski

Firefighters are indispensable foot soldiers here at home. – Christopher Dodd

The people that are serving you gas, the people that are in your restaurants serving you, the firefighters, and police officers are members of the gay and lesbian community. They’re members of our broader community. – Gavin Newsom

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

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

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

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

I can think of no more stirring symbol of man’s humanity to man than a fire engine. – Kurt Vonnegut

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

All men are created equal, then a few become firemen. – Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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 in Ladder 49

Any firefighter should know how, a good firefighter knows why. – Anonymous

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

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. – Edward F. Crocker

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