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60 Best Firefighter Quotes To Spark Your Interest

Firefighters are true brave hearts.

Firefighters indeed are superheroes as they put their lives in jeopardy to save ours on a day-to-day basis.

These firefighter quotes will show precisely why we all as a community should appreciate and respect those who serve and protect us each day. Heroes come in all different forms, when some people hear this word, their minds go instantly to superheroes.

While they may be a type of hero that’s fun to watch on TV or read about in comic books, they aren’t the real heroes. The real heroes are those who risk their lives to save ours. Yes, you got that right. Firefighters are. Absolutely no length of words can describe their velour, but let’s get inspiration from these brave people with these firefighters quotes. To spark your interest and to inspire you, we have the best firefighter quotes.

If you like this article, check out these [fire quotes] and firework quotes once you’re done with this.

Inspirational Firefighter Quotes

A firefighters prayer and motto goes like “when I am called to duty, god wherever flames may rage, give me the strength to save a life, whatever be its age.” Here are a few quotes about fire along with bravery quotes to inspire you.

Firefighters put their lives at risk for others.

1. “A hero has faced it all: he need not be undefeated, but he must be undaunted.”

- Andrew Bernstein.

2. “The hero is the man who lets no obstacle prevent him from pursuing the values he has chosen.”

- Andrew Bernstein.

3. “When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that firefighters usually use water.”

- Unknown*.

4. “Aspire rather to be a hero than merely appear one.”

- Baltasar Gracian.

5. “Hard times don’t create heroes. It is during the hard times when the ‘hero’ within us is revealed.”

- Bob Riley.

6. “More often than not, a hero’s most epic battle is the one you never see; it’s the battle that goes on within him or herself.”

- Kevin Smith.

7. “Becoming fearless isn’t the point. That’s impossible. It’s learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it, that’s the point.”

- Francis Quarles.

8. “I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”

- Christopher Reeve.

9. “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.

10. “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.

11. “The funny thing about firemen is, night and day, they are always firemen.”

-  Gregory Widen.

12. “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.

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

- Byron Pulsifer.

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

- Dan Felix.

15. “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.

16. “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.

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

- Kurt Vonnegut.

18. “All men are created equal, then a few become firemen.”

- Unknown*.

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

- Susan Diane Murphree.

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

- Fredric G. W. Fenn.

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Firefighters help save many lives.

21. “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.

22. “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.

23. “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.

24. “It’s an interesting thing to play the heroes of our society, like cops and firefighters. They’re the basic heroes that, as little boys and little girls, you look up to as the first heroes of your small, specific community.”

- Omari Hardwick.

25. “Athletes and musicians make astronomical amounts of money. People get paid $100 million to throw a baseball! Shouldn’t we all take less and pass some of that money onto others? Think about firefighters, teachers and policemen. We should celebrate people that are intellectually smart and trying to make this world a better place.”

- Kid Rock.

26. “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.”

- Sidney Sheldon.

27. “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.

28. “It’s an interesting thing to play the heroes of our society, like cops and firefighters. They’re the basic heroes that, as little boys and little girls, you look up to as the first heroes of your small, specific community.”

- Omari Hardwick.

29. “Our firefighters are our last line of defense, baby.”

- Jack Scalia.

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

- Kurt Vonnegut, ‘1922–2007.’

31. “When fire is cried and danger is neigh,

‘God and the firemen’ are the people’s cry;

But when ’tis out and all things righted,

God is forgotten and the firemen slighted.”

- Author unknown, ‘From The Fireman’s Journal', 18 Oct 1879.

32. “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, ‘Ode To Our Firemen, 1878.’

33. “Firemen:  your worst day is our everyday.”

- Michael Perry, ‘Volunteer Firefighter From Wisconsin, 'Into The Fire, A Documentary.’

34. “If crime fighters fight crime and fire fighters fight fire, what do freedom fighters fight?”

- George Carlin.

35. “Necessity of action takes away the fear of the act, and makes bold resolution the favorite of fortune.”

- Francis Quarles.

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

- Unknown*.

37. “Anytime I get to help the firefighters, I will. I’m real lucky to be in a position to help.”

- Adam Ferrara.

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

- Unknown*.

39. “Train the way you play.”

- Niles Fire Department.

40. “Training is our way to make sure it gets done correct.”

- Niles Fire Department.

41. “Train for proficiency, not for hours.”

- Niles Fire Department.

42. “Train for proficiency, under realistic conditions, for best preparation.”

- Niles Fire Department.

43. “Firefighters are always students; learning is required till retirement.”

- Niles Fire Department.

Motivational Firefighter Quotes

Firemen perform the greatest act of bravery by fighting to save the lives of others. Read on for some of the most motivational firefighter quotes that will surely get more fires going inside you every day.

44. “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.”

- Edward F Crocker.

45. “Being a firefighter is as close as you can get to being a modern-day soldier in your home country."

- Tom Dawson.

46. “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

47. “It takes a lot of sacrifice to become a firefighter.”

- Unknown*.

48. "Firefighters go where they're needed, sometimes ignoring the dangers even when no one is inside a burning building to be saved."

- Bill Dedman.

49. “Someday I will be a firefighter that my family will be proud of, I swear it on my father’s name.”

- Unknown*.

50. “There is nobility in a job that deals with fire and extinguish it from then on, I believe that.”

- Unknown*.

51. “True courage is being afraid, and going ahead and doing your job anyhow. That's what courage is."

– General Norman Schwarzkopf.

52. “Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.”

- George Patton.

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

- Ralph Waldo Emerson.

54. “Fortune is with the brave one.”

- Unknown*.

55. “I can think of no more stirring symbol of man 's humanity to man than a fire truck.”

–Kurt Vonnegut.

56. "A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself."

–Joseph Campbell

57. “A firefighter decides your fate in the fire.”

- Unknown*.

*Do you know where this quote originates? We'd love to hear from you at [email protected]

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for firefighter quotes to spark your interest, why not look at warrior quotes, doctor quotes, or helping hands quotes.

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