Firefighting Quotes

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Jodi Picoult
“When I was little I bragged about my firefighting father: my father would go to heaven, because if he went to hell he would put out all the fires”
Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper

“Our department takes 1,120 calls every day. Do you know how many of the calls the public expects perfection on? 1,120. Nobody calls the fire department and says, 'Send me two dumb-ass firemen in a pickup truck.' In three minutes they want five brain-surgeon decathlon champions to come and solve all their problems.”
John Eversole

Rick Mayhew
“He bolted right through the wooden cross arm at the parking garage exit and power-slid into traffic. A torrent of car horns and skids enveloped his vehicle, but the tears in Danny's eyes created the inability to differentiate one vehicle from another. The colors of the automobiles bled into each other like melting rainbow sherbet.”
Rick Mayhew, Donovan's Law

Tim O. Casey
“Every Hero Becomes a Bore at last." Ralph Waldo Emerson”
Tim O. Casey

Jodi Picoult
“There is a point when a structure fire is raging out of control that you simply have to give it the distance to burn itself out. So you move back to safety, to a hill out of the wind, and you watch the building eat itself alive.”
Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Is there a firefighter afraid of fire? Yes, there are many! However, it is obvious that the love for the firefighting profession is much greater than this fear!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

“The first few weeks of any firefighter's career are an impatient wait to start living the dream, and mine were no different. This was back before I understood that it was also a job, that there would be moments of frustration and grief, back when it was a fantasy that had come true but hadn't stopped being a fantasy yet.”
Zac Unger, Working Fire: The Making of a Fireman

Caroline Paul
“Fire taps something ancient and vital in each of us, something both snarling and reverential. Fire harkens back to our wilder selves, the parts we let out only when we think no one is looking.”
Caroline Paul, Fighting Fire