70 Firefighter Quotes to Show Respect to Real Fighters

Firefighters are undoubtedly real-life superheroes who risk their own lives every day to protect ours.

They perform a vital role in our society and deserve our highest respect and appreciation.

The word ‘hero’ conjures up thoughts of imaginary figures in capes and masks, yet actual heroes aren’t found in comic books or on the big screen.

They’re right here among us, dressed as firemen, ready to sacrifice everything to keep us safe.


The bravery and heroism of firemen are beyond words, yet we can be inspired by their unselfish efforts.

The collection of fireman quotes below seeks to capture the spirit of their bravery.

We hope that these quotes from the brave people that wear the firefighter’s helmet spark your spirit and inspire you with their bravery and determination.

Firefighter Quotes


Be a thinking firefighter, not a reacting one. ~ Unknown.


Firefighters save hearts and homes. ~ Unknown.

If the smoke is moving faster than you can, you have been warned! ~ The Art of Reading Smoke.

I can think of no more stirring symbol of man ‘s humanity to man than a fire truck. ~ Kurt Vonnegut.

All men are created equal, then a few become firemen. ~ Unknown.

It takes a lot of sacrifice to become a firefighter. ~ Unknown.

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

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.

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

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Inspirational Firefighter Quotes


Firefighters are always students; learning is required till retirement. ~ Niles Fire Department.

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.

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

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.

Training is our way to make sure it gets done correct. ~ Niles Fire Department.


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

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.


Firefighting – one of the few professions left that still makes house calls. ~ Unknown.

Train for proficiency, under realistic conditions, for best preparation. ~ Niles Fire Department.

Motivational Firefighter Quotes

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer. ~ George Patton.

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.

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.


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

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

Bravery is being the only one who knows you’re afraid. –Franklin P. Jones

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


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

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.

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

Best Firefighter Quotes

Hard times don’t create heroes. It is during the hard times when the ‘hero’ within us is revealed. ~ Bob Riley.


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

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

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.

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.

Firemen: your worst day is our everyday. ~ Michael Perry.


A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. ~ Joseph Campbell.

Anytime I get to help the firefighters, I will. I’m real lucky to be in a position to help. ~ Adam Ferrara.

Train for proficiency, not for hours. ~ Niles Fire Department.

Quotes about Firefighter

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

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.


A firefighter decides your fate in the fire. ~ Unknown.

Necessity of action takes away the fear of the act, and makes bold resolution the favorite of fortune. ~ Francis Quarles.

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.

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

A hero has faced it all: he need not be undefeated, but he must be undaunted. ~ Andrew Bernstein.


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

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

Inspiring Firefighter Quotes

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

In fire, you can plan everything out to the minute, and a minute before that, everything changes. ~ Dan Felix.

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


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

There are no new lessons to be learned from this fire; only old lessons that tragically went unheeded. ~ Percy Bugbee.

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.

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

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.


Firefighters also fill a variety of roles that help to keep the community safe. ~ Brian Rogers.

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

Famous Firefighter Quotes

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

When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that firefighters usually use water. ~ Unknown.

All firefighters are leaders. ~ Chief Bobby Halton.

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


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

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

Train the way you play. ~ Niles Fire Department.

Powerful Firefighter Quotes

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

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

Fortune is with the brave one. ~ Unknown.


Firefighters don’t go on strike. ~ Denis Leary.

When the bell rang, a firefighter was expected to stop everything to help others. ~ Glenn Corbett.

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

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

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.

So these were the 70 quotes about Firefighter.

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