Fire brigades, better known as fire departments, are one of the three main branches of emergency services along with police (law enforcement) and EMS or emergency medical services. Firefighters not only protect property, they save lives.

There’s an estimated 1,115,000 firefighters are working in the U.S. Of which 370,000 are career firefighters, while 745,000 are considered volunteer firefighters that usually aren’t compensated for their efforts.

In honor of one of the most important groups in the emergency medical services, here’s our ultimate list of firefighter slogans and quotes that honor these everyday hero’s.

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Firefighter Slogans

  • Firefighting, It’s Your Dream Job.
  • Firefighting Is Forever.
  • Saving Lives Has Always Been Our Top Priority.
  • Can’t Do It In Real Life? Do It On Firefighting.
  • Every Firefighter Has A Story.
  • Firefighting. Unscripted.
  • Firefighting Perfection, At Its Finest.
  • Passion For Firefighting.
  • There’s A Firefighter In Each And Every One Of Us.
  • Firefighters You Can Trust.
  • Passionate In Our Job!
  • We Do Firefighting Right.
  • Because Your Life Is Worth Saving.
  • Firefighters, Securing A Better Tomorrow.

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  • Your Community Savior.
  • Each Day Is Just Another Step In Saving Lives And Property.
  • People That Fight For Your Lives.
  • A Special Kind Of Hero Gets The Job Done.
  • Firefighter For All Time.
  • Firefighters – Empowering People.
  • Fire Volunteerism Is Awesome.
  • Your First Responders.
  • Bringing Smile And Generosity To The Community.
  • Go On, Get Your Firefighter Out Of You.
  • Resilience For Everyone.
  • A Firefighter Is Forever.
  • A Home Worth Saving.
  • We Save Things That Matter.
  • Dedication To Service.
  • Caring About You And The Community.
  • Any Time, Any Place, We’re Here For You.
  • Firefighters, A Rare Need.
  • We Take Care Of Your Safety.
  • Your Safety Is Our Top Priority.
  • Our Goal Is To Save You And Your Property.
  • Firefighters Are Your Friend.
  • Good Honest Firefighters Since …
  • Firefighters Are Your Partners.
  • Making Everyday Safe For You And Your Loved Ones.
  • Firefighting Is What We Do.
  • We’re Dedicated Volunteer Firefighters.
  • Your Local Firefighter.
  • A Service You Can Depend On.
  • Saving Lives Through Emergency Services.
  • A Selfless Life.
  • Firefighter For All.
  • Every Emergency Counts.

Inspirational Quotes for Firefighters

“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 F. Croker

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

“The role of a firefighter in today’s society – be it urban, rural, natural environment, volunteer, career, industrial, defense force, aviation, motorsport, or other is one of dedication, commitment, and sacrifice – no matter what country we reside and work in. In the fire service, we fight together against one common enemy – fire – no matter what country we come from, what uniform we wear or what language we speak.” – Lt JJ Edmondson

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

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

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

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

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

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“The most tangible of all visible mysteries – fire.” – Leigh Hunt

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

“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

“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. The necessity of action takes away the fear of the act and makes bold resolution the favorite of fortune.” – Francis Quarles

“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

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

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

“All men were created equal, then a few become firemen.” – Unknown

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

“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

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

“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

“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

“People are always asking me how it is that firefighters run into a burning building when everyone else is running out. Courage is the answer. ” – Chief Kennedy

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

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

“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

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

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

“Aspire rather be a hero than merely appear one.’” – Baltasar Gracian

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

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

“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

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

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

“Courage isn’t that you can see what lies ahead; courage means you will advance not knowing but doing at all costs”. – Byron Pulsifer

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

“Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.” – General George Patton

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

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

Sayings about the Brotherhood of Firefighters

The difference between a good life and a bad life is how well you walk through the fire. – Carl Jung

Safety First” is “Safety Always.” – Charles M. Hayes

Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls. – David Thomas

For safety is not a gadget but a state of mind. – Eleanor Everet

Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him. – Albert Schweitzer

The only fire he can’t put out is the one he started in my heart. – Adeline

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

When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that firefighters usually use water. – Anonymous

The brotherhood isn’t a definition, it’s a way of life.

Courage is resistance to fear, the mastery of fear – not the absence of fear – Mark Twain

Bravery is being scared to death and gearing up anyway.

Brotherhood is not a velcro patch.

Brotherhood means I will always come for you no matter what the costs.

There are two types of people. Those who call for help and those who are helped. Be the one doing while the others are waiting.

Courage is looking fear in the eye and saying, Get the hell out of my way, I’ve got things to do.

We don’t stop when we’re tired, We stop when we’re done.

I survived because the fire inside me, Burned brighter than the fire around me.

F.E.A.R. has two meanings –
Forget Everything And Run
Face Everything And Rise
The choice is yours.

The fireground doesn’t build character, It reveals character.

There are just as many dangers after a fire as there is during a fire.

Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless facing them.

My time in bunker gear is over but my memories will remain.

Firefighters are always students, Learning is required till retirement.

We’re no heroes, We’re firefighters.

Make sure your worst enemy doesn’t live between your own two ears.

It’s not something you do, It’s something you are.

I am a warrior not because I always win, But because I will always fight.

A good firefighter knows how, an educated firefighter knows why.

Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.

Some are proud about making money, Well us firefighters are proud saving lives for free.

Be motivated by the fear of being average.

Some men don’t want to see the world burn.

Some people don’t believe in heroes, But they haven’t met my brothers.

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.

When you’re scared but you do it anyway. That’s brave.

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

Save one life, you’re a hero. Save a hundred lives, you’re a firefighter.

Fire Academy Slogans

  • Independent Team.
  • Be Inspired.
  • It’s My Fire Academy!
  • The Country’s Premier Safety Training Company.
  • The Ultimate In Safety Training.
  • Are You Ready For It?
  • The Most Effective Protection Team.
  • It’s What We Do.
  • We Train You. We Transform You.
  • An Academy For All.
  • The Fire Academy People.
  • The Best Place For Young People To Train And Learn.
  • Every Day Is The Journey.
  • All You Need To Know About Fire Safety.
  • Because Firefighting Is A Never-Ending Journey.
  • For Everyone Who Loves Learning To Save Lives.
  • Experience Bravery.
  • Reach Out And Touch Lives.
  • We Prepare You For It.
  • A Place Where You Can Learn.
  • Where Bravery Is A Necessity.
  • When You Love To Save Lives.
  • A Journey Into Heroism.
  • A New Kind Of Experience.
  • We Get The Job Done.
  • Training Safety Early On.
  • A Great Way To Learn About Fire Safety Through Traditional Training.
  • Protection, Safeguarding – Safety, Performance, And Fun.
  • Experience The Difference.
  • The School Of Firefighters.
  • See You At The Academy.
  • Learn From Every Turn.
  • We Make It Happen.
  • A High-Quality Training And Simulation Firefighting.
  • Our Mission Is To Generate The Bravest.
  • Just What You Needed.
  • Training Brave Leaders.
  • The Time Is Now!

Funny Firefighter Sayings

The young firefighters know the rules, but the old ones know the exceptions.

You can outperform 50% of them just by showing up. You can outperform another 45% by pure hard work and dedication. The top 5% is a dog fight.

You lose the right to be out of shape the day you take the oath.

Firefighters Kick Ash!

Who needs Magic Mike or Christian Grey when you have your own firefighter in turnout gear.

“Our firefighters are our last line of defense, baby.” – Jack Scalia

“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

“The innovative leader has to be an arsonist and a firefighter.” – Paul Sloane

There is nothing sexier than a firefighter that knows how to use his house.

In case of emergency: Get the hell out of my way!

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Save a fire truck, ride a fireman.

Firemen are hot!

Firefighting, Don’t just stand there and get another bucket.

My time. My gosh. Just to save your ass.

Did you know that women firefighters are professional hose handlers?

Bet we could fit two in those bunkers.

Firefighters are always in heat.

Firemen have the longest hoses.

Girl in a bar: what do you do for a living? Firefighter reply; I make the six o’clock news.

I am a firefighter, I run into burning buildings to save a complete stranger, imagine what I would do for you.

I save babies, puppies, and kittens. And I look forward to saving you from a boring life!

I’m a fireman; I’m an expert in what’s hot.

I’m on fire, put me out!

It’s long, hard, and Pumps like a bastard, but that’s just the Truck.

Wanna go for a ride-along? Then later I can show you the truck.

Ma’am, for the last time, I’m not a stripper.

Where your worst nightmare is just another day at the office.

When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the fire department usually uses water.

Firefighters don’t go on strike – Dennis Leary

You might be a firefighter… If you’ve ever smoked and there wasn’t a cigarette.

Love is all you need… and a fireman.

On my application forms, when it says who to contact in an emergency… I always put fire department.

Hot Shower… A regular shower, but with me in it.

Ladies agree… Happiness is sliding up and down a fireman’s pole.

I’m here to extinguish… Your burning loins.

Just tell the kids at school, Mommy’s training to be a fireman.

Find ‘Em Hot, Leave ‘Em Wet.

Firefighters are hot stuff.

Wildland Firefighter Slogans

  • Saving Nature, All The Time.
  • An Experience Like No Other.
  • We Work Close To The Action.
  • It’s My Wildland Firefighter!
  • You Have To Keep Calm And Save The Trees!
  • If There Is A Will, There Is A Wildland Firefighter.
  • Stay Cool With Wildland Firefighters.
  • Don’t Worry, Wildland Firefighters Are Here To Save The Day.
  • Save The Land, Save The Trees.
  • Pride Of The Wildland Firefighter For Over A Hundred Years.
  • Wildland Firefighters Are Crazy Good.
  • It’s Our Passion To Prevent Serious Injury.
  • Did Somebody Say Wildland Firefighter?
  • At The Heart Of The Service.
  • Wildland Firefighter, Created By Nature.
  • The Beast Of A Thousand Fires.
  • What Makes You Great When You Can’t Get Enough?
  • Get That Wildland Firefighter Experience.
  • Fighting Nature’s Fire, Nothing Else.
  • Anywhere The Fire Goes, We’re There.
  • Fighting Nature’s Fire Is Our Top Priority.
  • Your Local Wildland Firefighter.
  • Saving Trees Since…(Year Established)
  • The Ultimate Wildland Firefighting Machine.
  • Keeping The Neighborhood Safe.
  • Way To Go, Wildland Firefighter!
  • The Passionate Pursuit Of Wildland Firefighting.
  • We Do Things Differently.
  • Let Your Wildland Firefighter Do The Job.
  • Born To Be Ridding The Earth Of Wildfires.
  • Wildland Firefighter, The Time Is Now.
  • Climate Change, Won’t Change Us.
  • We’ll Keep Fighting.!
  • Warmly Protecting The Earth.
  • Work Hard, Save Nature.
  • Wildfires Are Our Business.
  • The American Way Of Wildland Firefighting.
  • As Bad As It Gets, I’m Sure You’ll Find Them.

Firefighter Training Slogans

  • Firefighter, When Only The Best Will Do.
  • Every Firefighter Helps.
  • Trained To Be Tough.
  • For Yourself, For Others.
  • The Finest Training Solutions, Unmatched Results.
  • Assured Safety Is Here.
  • It’s Not Just About Firefighting.
  • The Firefighter Training People.
  • Make Your Talent Shine.
  • Love To Fight Fire.
  • A Smarter Way To Fight Fires.
  • We Bring Firefighting Skills To Life.
  • The Art Of Firefighting.
  • Firefighting, Our Specialty.
  • Firefighting? Yes Please.
  • Brotherhood To The Next Level.
  • Good Results Are Good Moments.
  • You Can!
  • More Than Just A Firefighting Training.
  • Firefighting Training Is For Everyone.
  • We Get It Done On Time.
  • The New Age Of Firefighting Training.
  • Bridge The Gap.
  • Equipping You What You Need To Know.
  • It’s Not That Simple.
  • Every Second Counts.
  • Exceptional People Stand Out.
  • We Get The Job Done.
  • We Improve What You Think Is Simple.
  • Firefighting Training Perfection At Its Finest.
  • Truly Firefighting Training.
  • There’s Always Room For Training.
  • This Isn’t About You, It’s About The Life You Save.
  • We Know The Difference.
  • Quality Firefighters Are Our Goal.
  • Welcome To Firefighting Training Country.
  • Sustainability Comes First.
  • Innovating Firefighting Skills.
  • Passion For Firefighting.

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Firefighter Recruitment Slogans

  • The Time Is Now.
  • We’re Going To Help You Grow!
  • An Institution With Exceptional Results.
  • Do It Right.
  • We Protect Lives.
  • We Help You Get The Job Done.
  • Wouldn’t You Like To Be A Firefighter Too?
  • You Know You Want It.
  • Your Development Journey Starts With Us.
  • Training Our Future, Today.
  • Make It Happen.
  • Fight For The Community.
  • Always Serving, Never Silencing.
  • A World-Class Firefighter Institution.
  • Unmatched Care And Management.
  • The Future Of Firefighting.
  • Go Farther With Us.
  • We Make Safety Our Top Priority.
  • Your Heroism Starts Here.
  • Join An Army Of Firefighters.
  • The Only Job You’ll Ever Need.
  • Invest More On Great People.
  • You’ll Meet More Opportunities.
  • Aimed At Excellence.
  • Equips You With What You Need.
  • Because Success Is Not Enough.
  • We’ll Earn Your Trust.
  • Making A Hero Out Of Every Single One.
  • Smart. Brave. Firefighters.
  • Recruitment To Learn. 30
  • It’s About Sharing The Results.
  • Making Opportunities To Work Out Who We Are.
  • With More Than 50 Years Of Experience In Firefighting.
  • Join the Team That’ll Earn You All The Marks And Stripes.
  • It’s Not A Dream. Our Firefighter Institution Is Real!
  • We Inspire Excellence.
  • We Train For Life.
  • Pay It Forward.

The fire service is a dignified duty, built-in trust, and mutual respect between firefighters and the citizens they are called upon to serve. As such, firefighters are bound by a creed that goes like this:

When I’m called to duty God
wherever flames may rage
give me strength to save a life
whatever be its age
Help me to embrace a little child
before it is too late
or save an older person from
the horror of that fate

Enable me to be alert
to hear the weakest shout
and quickly and efficiently
to put the fire out

I want to fill my calling and
to give the best in me
to guard my neighbor and
protect his property

And if according to your will
I have to lose my life
bless with your protecting hand
my children and my wife.

The predominant age group working as firefighters comprises the age 30-39 with 27% followed by the age group 40-49. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the annual average salary of a firefighter is pegged at $54,650 as of 2019. We believe the average salary for this important career should be increased.

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