65 Best Firefighter Quotes On Success In Life

These Firefighter quotes will inspire you. A firefighter is a rescuer extensively trained in firefighting, primarily to extinguish hazardous fires that threaten life, property, and the environment as well as to rescue people and in some cases or jurisdictions also animals from dangerous situations.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, knowledgeable, and encouraging firefighter quotes, firefighter sayings, and firefighter proverbs.

Inspirational Firefighter Quotes

  1. “The closest fires were near enough for us to hear the crackling flames and the yells of firemen. Little fires grew into big ones even as we watched. Big ones died down under the firemen’s valor only to break out again later.” ~ Ernie Pyle
  2. “I can think of no more stirring symbol of man’s humanity to man than a fire engine.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut
  3. “My buddies wanted to be firemen, farmers or policemen, something like that. Not me, I just wanted to steal people’s money!” ~ John Dillinger
  4. “How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!” ~ Maya Angelou

  5. “In the context of September 11, there were so many that lost their lives that – how do you single out one person? There were so many acts of heroism that day from so many people, whether it be firemen and police officers in New York and our agents also.” ~ Robert Mueller
  6. “You’re not like the others. I’ve seen a few; I know. When I talk, you look at me. When I said something about the moon, you looked at the moon.” ~ Ray Bradbury
  7. “If Prometheus was worthy of the wrath of heaven for kindling the first fire upon earth, how ought all the gods honor the men who make it their professional business to put it out?” ~ John Godfrey Saxe
  8. “I never met anybody in my life who says, I want to be a critic. People want to be a fireman, poet, novelist.” ~ Leslie Fiedler

  9. “I’ve had tons of odd jobs, but I think that I would probably be a fireman because you get to see the results of your job. You get there and there is a house on fire. You leave and there’s not a fire anymore.” ~ Luke Perry
  10. “I am just another fireman because the story focuses on Joaquin Phoenix’s character, but I play Joaquin’s close friend and I get burned up a little bit, but I don’t die.” ~ Morris Chestnut
  11. “You’re not like the others. I’ve seen a few; I know. When I talk, you look at me. When I said something about the moon, you looked at the moon, last night. The others would never do that. The others would walk off and leave me talking. Or threaten me. No one has time any more for anyone else. You’re one of the few who put up with me. That’s why I think it’s so strange you’re a fireman, it just doesn’t seem right for you, somehow.” ~ Ray Bradbury
  12. “I decided I would go to Chicago and try my luck as a writer after those eight months as a fireman.” ~ Carl Sandburg

  13. “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
  14. “I wanted to do everything. I wanted to be a pilot. I wanted to be a secret agent. I wanted to be a fireman and a doctor, all that. So I related that through movies and stuff.” ~ Josh Holloway
  15. “Kids are always asked, What are you going to be when you grow up? I needed an answer. So instead of saying, a fireman, or a policeman, I said, a reporter.” ~ Charles Kuralt
  16. “Out of this nettle – danger – we pluck this flower – safety.” ~ William Shakespeare

  17. “The child, in danger of the fire, just clings to the fireman and trusts to him alone. She raises no question about the strength of his limbs to carry her, or the zeal of his heart to rescue her, but she clings. The heat is terrible, the smoke is blinding, but she clings; and her deliverer quickly bears her to safety. In the same childlike confidence cling to Jesus, who can and will bear you out of danger from the flames of sin.” ~ Charles Spurgeon , Firefighter quotes trust
  18. “The hero is commonly the simplest and obscurest of men.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  19. “There were a lot of choices to make and I always picked artist. I never once picked doctor, lawyer, firemen or something like that. It was always artist.” ~ Maynard James Keenan
  20. “Fire is the best of servants, but what a master!” ~ Thomas Carlyle

  21. “When I was a fireman I was in a lot of burning buildings. It was a great job, the only job I ever had that compares with the thrill of acting.” ~ Steve Buscemi
  22. “The sun burnt every day. It burnt time.” ~ Ray Bradbury
  23. “The sun burnt every day. It burnt Time. The world rushed in a circle and turned on its axis and time was busy burning the years and the people anyway, without any help from him. So if he burnt things with the firemen, and the sun burnt Time, that meant everything burnt!” ~ Ray Bradbury
  24. “Brave people are the firemen who run into the burning building. That’s brave.” ~ Elizabeth Edwards

  25. “Obama says we need more firemen, more policemen, more teachers. Did he not get the message of Wisconsin? The American people did. It’s time for us to cut back on government and help the American people.” ~ Mitt Romney
  26. “I’m like a fireman. When I go out on a call, I want to put out a big fire, I don’t want to put out a fire in a dumpster.” ~ Harrison Ford , Firefighter quotes fireman
  27. “Not to sound rude, but [acting] is stupid. Everybody’s like “How can you remain with a level head?”. And I’m like “Why would I ever get cocky? I’m not saving anybody’s life. There are doctors who save lives and firemen who run into burning buildings. I’m making movies. It’s stupid.”” ~ Jennifer Lawrence
  28. “Firemen have the coolest toys ever!” ~ Adam Savage

  29. “I always wanted to be a fireman, a cop, an Indian chief, a doctor, a lawyer. I always wanted to be all these things, so I am drawn to these kinds of characters.” ~ Morgan Freeman
  30. “The only negative thing is that I got into acting thinking, “One day I’ll be a cowboy, the next day I’ll be an astronaut. Maybe I’ll be a fireman.” It seems that I’m destined to play smart people in suits. I’d rather have that than no niche.” ~ Joshua Malina
  31. “There’s only 5 real jobs in the world. Teacher, fireman, policeman, doctor and somebody who is in the armed service. If you don’t have one of those 5 jobs, you shouldn’t take your life that serious.” ~ Charles Barkley
  32. “When a black Jacksonian looks about his home community, he sees a city of over 150,000, of which 40% is Negro, in which there is not a single Negro policeman or policewoman, school crossing guard, or fireman.” ~ Medgar Evers
  33. “The yearbook voted me most likely to be scraped off an onramp by a puking fireman.” ~ Christopher Titus

  34. “I tend to get comfortable with the dialogue and find out who the person is in the script and try to hit that. People are sort of independent of their occupations and their pastimes. You don’t play a politician or a fireman or a cowboy – you just play a person.” ~ Billy Campbell
  35. “Most people think that an enlightened Buddhist Teacher is a fireman; His job is to put the fire out so that you can live in your home safely. But seeker beware! A fully enlightened Buddhist teacher is an arsonist! His job is to set your spirit on fire…by feeding the flames of your soul with love.” ~ Frederick Lenz
  36. “My dad was a New York City cop. His father was a New York City fireman. And my mother’s dad was a city taxi driver.” ~ Joe Lhota
  37. “What is a human-like droid that operates from a place of free will and has been designed to have a soul? That’s fascinating stuff that you just can’t quite comprehend quickly. It’s not like playing a fireman with a wife and kid. You can gauge where that’s going to go and what’s going to happen, and you can talk to other people who have done it.” ~ Michael Ealy
  38. “I want to play a fireman and a spy. I want to learn special effects.” ~ Jackie Chan

  39. “Art and the triumph of the human spirit – the two combined thrill me. It’s the “Braveheart” moment, the stuff Joseph Campbell talks about, “the heroes journey,” a beautiful documentary on a poignant topic, the fireman saving a kitten from a burning building. It’s the combo of heroism and kindness against the odds or even good reason. It implies immortality because it is the domain of the soul. That evidence of the spirit of life is what makes me get out of bed in the morning.” ~ Kristin Bauer van Straten
  40. “The Black public-sector middle-class teachers, policeman, firemen, and post office workers, those jobs have been on the decline but there hasn’t been a corresponding increase in the private sector. What is especially painful is government policy bailed out the banks without making them make reinvestments for rebuilding. The result is 53-million Americans are food insecure, 50-million Americans are in poverty, 44 million are on food stamps, 26 million are looking for a job.” ~ Jesse Jackson
  41. “The boundary between expert and amateur was an imposed social-cultural “protection” which actually exposed a number of women to a fatal disease, because decaying matter, as the fireman said of fire (cited in the book’s final piece, “Torch Song”) “ain’t got no rules on it.”” ~ Laura Mullen
  42. “Remember, the firemen are rarely necessary. The public itself stopped reading of its own accord.” ~ Ray Bradbury

  43. “I’m always embarrassed when people say that I’m courageous. Soldiers are courageous. Policemen are courageous. Firemen are courageous. I just have a thick hide and disregard what silly people say.” ~ Thomas Sowell , Courageous Firefighter quotes
  44. “There was really only one person who – and I remember to this day – he was a fireman, and he said, “You’ll never know what you’ll do when you’re in a fire.” Everyone else was like: “I don’t care; I would have saved my children; I could have done it. Even if I was asleep I would have woken up and saved my children.” But the fireman said, “You never know what’s going to happen unless you’re in there.”” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
  45. “I keep a pretty tight grip on my schedule and I compare it a lot to a fireman’s – a four-on then four-off type of deal.” ~ Aaron Watson
  46. “Like other kids wanted to become firemen or astronauts, I wanted to make people laugh.” ~ Steven Wright

  47. “When sinners are careless and stupid, and sinking into hell unconcerned, it is time the church should bestir themselves. It is as much the duty of the church to awake, as it is for the firemen to awake when a fire breaks out in the night in a great city.” ~ Charles Grandison Finney
  48. “When 9/11 happened, 12 of our neighborhood firemen were killed. I looked around at the country that had adopted me and I became an American.” ~ Iman Abdulmajid
  49. “I’ve never wanted to be a fireman, in my life. I’ve never really wanted to grow up and be anything other than a film director.” ~ David Gordon Green
  50. “Sometimes a fireman will go to great strenuous lengths to save a raccoon that’s stuck in a drainpipe and then go out on the weekend and kill several of them for amusement.” ~ George Carlin
  51. “British aren’t really known for their physical loveliness but firemen, generally speaking, are gorgeous.” ~ Emma Thompson

  52. “I think we must cling to the hope that we can see in the great heroism, the bravery of the firemen and policemen, and the outpouring of caring and concern that has come pouring in from around the world.” ~ Jane Goodall
  53. “I was always drawn to performing, but I never thought I could. I have no idea what I wanted to do outside of the old cowboy-or-fireman. When I was in college, I got serious about acting. I started examining history and then everything related to the theater. History, art, all the other studies, if I could link them into the theater, then it became alive for me. It just opened up my eyes.” ~ Billy Crystal
  54. “One peculiarity of an astronaut’s job is that we do everything in public. Also, you don’t want to make a mistake. In the best case, it’s an embarrassment, in the worst, death. That’s also part of the training. They teach you to think like an astronaut, like they do with a pilot, a military man, a fireman. You dissociate in your mind the gravity of the consequences of your mistake.” ~ David Saint-Jacques
  55. “I’m very proud of being Italian-American, but people don’t realize that the mafia is just this aberration. The real community is built on the working man, the guy who’s the cop, the fireman, the truck driver, the bus driver.” ~ Chazz Palminteri
  56. “It wasn’t good for my nerves, that kind of work – a fireman. I’ve got high blood pressure. I get upset easily. I don’t think that was a proper career alternative for me.” ~ Tom Waits

  57. “When life is suddenly more serious more of the time, there is also more need for it to be fun at least some of the time. That’s why my family will be at a college football game this weekend. We need it. And deserve it, too. Not like a New York fireman deserves it. Or a medic at the Pentagon. But enough.” ~ Thomas Boswell , Firefighter quotes time
  58. “Have some sort of a private place to work in. Put up a sign to keep from being interrupted. Mine says: “Please, do not knock, do not say hello or goodbye, do not ask what’s for dinner, do not disturb me unless the police or firemen have to be called.”” ~ Judith Krantz
  59. “I played in front of every conceivable audience you could face: an all-black audience, all-white, firemen’s fairs, policemen’s balls, in front of supermarkets, bar mitzvahs, weddings, drive-in theaters. I’d seen it all before I ever walked into a recording studio.” ~ Bruce Springsteen
  60. “They walked still farther and the girl said, “Is it true that long ago firemen put fires out instead of going to start them?” No. Houses have always been fireproof, take my word for it.” Strange. I heard once that a long time ago houses used to burn by accident and they needed firemen to stop the flames.” ~ Ray Bradbury
  61. “My father was a police officer before he retired. One of my brothers is also a police officer, and I think they kind of expected I would do something along those lines, like become a fireman or something.” ~ Ryan Reynolds

  62. “And when the firemen turned off the hose and were standing in the wet, smoky room, Jim’s Aunt, Miss. Prothero came downstairs and peered in at them. Jim and I waited, very quietly, to hear what she would say to them. She said the right thing, always. She looked at the three tall firemen in their shining helmets, standing among the smoke and cinders and dissolving snowballs, and she said, “Would you like anything to read?” ~ Dylan Thomas
  63. “September 11 We thought we’d outdistanced history Told our children it was nowhere near; Even when history struck Columbine, It didn’t happen here. We took down the maps in the classroom, And when they were safely furled, We told the young what they wanted to hear, That they were immune from a menacing world. But history isn’t a folded-up map, Or an unread textbook tome; Now we know history’s a fireman’s child Waiting at home alone.” ~ Richard Peck
  64. “I used to think I’d like to be a fireman – in fact, I still would – and the only drawback I could see was coming back to the firehouse, after a day of fighting fires, and still having to put in an eight-hour day writing.” ~ David Mamet
  65. “You can’t be afraid to put out a fire if you’re a fireman. You can’t be afraid to be a police officer and carry a gun if you’re afraid to get up and go out there. So you’ve got to put that fear to the side and go out in faith to overcome that.” ~ Duane Chapman

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