90 Firefighter Quotes To Appreciate Our Real Heroes

Looking for quotes about firefighters? We have rounded up the best collection of Firefighter quotes, sayings, captions, slogans, mottos,  (with images and pictures) to appreciate and respect those that serve and protect us each day.

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Heroes come in all different forms. But firefighters sacrifice their life and keep it at risk for the safety of the community and people at large. These selection of quotes cover topics such as volunteers, brotherhood, inspiration and courage including some funny firefighter quotes to add some humor.

Let’s celebrate the heart and heroism of our smoke jumpers with these firefighter quotes.

Quotes About Firefighters

  1. “Firefighters save hearts and homes.”                                                                                                                         
    Firefighter Quotes Images
    Firefighter Quotes Images

  2. “Volunteer firefighter. I do it for free.”

  3. “If firefighting was easy cops what do it.”

  4. “Keep calm I’m a firefighter’s girlfriend.”

  5. “Keep calm and love a wildland firefighter.”

  6. “Firefighters don’t go on strike.” – Denis Leary

  7. “Brotherhood, It’s the unspoken “I got you back”.”

  8. “All firefighters are leaders.” – Chief Bobby Halton

  9. “Teamwork divides the task and multiplies the success.”

  10. “All men were created equal, then a few become firemen.”                                                                                   
    Inspirational Firefighter Quotes
    Inspirational Firefighter Quotes

  11. “Firefighting is all about *ss – busting ours to save yours.”

  12. “I’m not just daddy’s little girl. I’m a firefighter’s daughter.”

  13. “Rank is about what is said, Leadership is about what is done.”

  14. “Bravery is not the absence of fear but action in the face of fear.”                                                                   
    Firefighter Quotes
    Firefighter Quotes

  15. “A good firefighter knows how, an educated firefighter knows why.”

  16. “All women are not created equal – only the finest become firefighters.”

  17. “If you think it’s tough being a firefighter, try being a firefighter’s wife.”

  18. “Deliberate violence is more to be quenched than a fire.” – Heraclitus

  19. “Firefighting – one of the few professions left that still makes house calls.”

  20. “You were born with the ability to change someone’s life don’t ever waste it.”

  21. “Firefighters save more than homes. They save hearts, memories and dreams.”

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

  23. “This job isn’t for everybody. It takes someone special to be a firefighter.” – Glenn Corbett

  24. “The best thing an old firefighter can teach a young firefighter is how to be an old firefighter!”

  25. “Firefighters also fill a variety of roles that help to keep the community safe.” – Brian Rogers

  26. “With better gear, firefighters no longer surround and drown a fire – they go in.” – Bill Dedman

  27. “How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!” – Maya Angelou

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

  29. “Some people run from problems. Others run to them. We call them heroes. Thank you firefighters.”

  30. “When the bell rang, a firefighter was expected to stop everything to help others.” – Glenn Corbett

  31. “Hard times don’t create heroes, it is during the hard times the ‘hero’ within us id revealed.” – Bob Riley

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

  33. “Anytime I get to help the firefighters, I will. I’m really lucky to be in a position to help.” – Adam Ferrara

  34. “A firefighter starts in the morning because an emergency knows no time and can happen without warning.”

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

  36. “Firefighter required to perform all the necessary task in order to control an emergency situation.” – Dennis

  37. “In fire, you can plan everything out to the minute, and a minute before that, everything changes.” – Dan Felix

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

  39. “Women love firefighters so much because it’s like a knight in shining armor kind of a thing.” – Taylor Kinney

  40. “Delaware’s firefighters put their lives in jeopardy every day in an effort to keep families safe.” – Thomas Carper

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

  42. “Firefighter appreciation isn’t just a once a year affair because firefighters are there for each of us everyday.” – Byron Pulsifer

  43. “My dad’s a firefighter, so I know what it’s like for policemen and firefighters to be on their own on Christmas Day.” – J.J. Watt

  44. “That’s the life, being a fireman. It sure beats being a ballplayer. I’d rather be a fireman.” – Ted Williams, Boston Red Sox

  45. “Being a firefighter is hard. But, it is also rewarding. It feels good to help people when they are in trouble.” – Melissa A. Settle

  46. “Firefighters go where they are needed, sometimes ignoring the dangers even when no one is inside a burning building to be saved.”

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

  48. “Sometimes people get killed. Every firefighter has to deal with death of a brother firefighter at some point in his life.” – Dennis Smith

  49. “Firefighting is a science and a passion. Firefighters do what they do because the love their work.” – Rev Dr Cynthia Huling Hummel

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

  51. “Firemen never know what they will encounter on each call but proceed with the same level of commitment and service.” – Byron Pulsifer

  52. “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

  53. “Once you have a firefighter in your family, your family and the families from his crew become one big extended family.” – Denis Leary

  54. “As a rookie firefighter, you must understand from the moment you walk into the firehouse that you create your own legacy.” – Glenn Corbett

  55. “Being a fireman, the whole neighborhood looks up to you. Being a good fireman, the other firefighters look up to you.” – Edward Allen Bernero

  56. “Fire fighting is a low-frequency, high-risk business. That’s why they train and trian in these simulated environments.” – Ellen Kirschman

  57. “Firefighters go where they’re needed, sometimes ignoring the dangers even when no one is inside a burning building to be saved.” – Bill Dedman

  58. “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.”

  59. “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 Croker

  60. “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

  61. “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

  62. “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

  63. “Man is the only creature that dares to light a fire and live with it. The reason? Because he alone has learned how to put it out.” – Henry Jackson Vandyke Jr.

  64. “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

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

  66. “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

  67. “When fire is cried and danger is neigh, ‘God and the fireman’ is the people’s cry; but when ‘tis out and all things righted, God is forgotten and the firemen slighted.”

  68. “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

  69. “Listen up: “Everything you say, do, wear and post – reflects on you as an individual, your fire department, and the fire service at large! …and on me too.” Act accordingly.”

  70. “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

  71. “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

  72. “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

  73. “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

  74. “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

  75. “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

  76. “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

  77. “He is the fire in my heart, the superhero in my life, the one I will always love, the one who protects me at night, the one who will always be there. He is my one and only, He is my firefighter.”

  78. “Pride, honor, dedication, everyday soldiers, and heart. These are just a few of the words we’d attribute to the men and women who risk their lives every day to protect us.” – Lauren Reed, Cole Services

  79. “If Prometheus was worthy of the wrath of heaven for kindling the first fire upon earth, how ought all the gods to honor the men who make it their professional business to put it out?” – John Godfrey Saxe

  80. “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

  81. “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

  82. “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

  83. “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 safety.” – Carl Levin

  84. “A firefighter’s prayer: Lord, prepare me for the work that you have chosen me to do; In every task before me, may I bring honour to You, and when the moment comes that I must face the fire, may following and serving You still be my true desire.”

  85. “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

  86. “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

  87. “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

  88. “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

  89. “The thin red line represents our nation’s brave full time and volunteer firefighters. The red symbolizes that last bit of strength and courage the individual firefighter must gather in order to battle nature’s fiercest elements and save those who cannot save themselves. The surrounding black embodies their fallen comrades.”

  90. “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 Crocker

Funny Firefighter Quotes

  1. “Firefighters are hot stuff.”

  2. “My son still plays with firetrucks.”

  3. “Hug a firefighter and feel warm all over.”

  4. “The only fire he can’t put out is the one he started in my heart.”

  5. “Playing with fire will get you burnt. Playing with a firefighter will get you wet.”

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

  7. “My man risks his life to save strangers. Just imagine what he would do to protect me.”

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

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

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














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