Firefighters are essential to the safety and security of our local communities. We owe it to these men and women to provide them with better training and equipment so they can do their jobs more effectively and safely.— Carl Levin
Most Powerful Firefighting quotations
Firefighters are indispensable foot soldiers here at home.
Our firefighters are our last line of defense, baby.
If Scott Walker sees 100,000 teachers & firefighters as his enemies, maybe it's time we take a closer look at his friends.
True courage is being afraid, and going ahead and doing your job anyhow, that's what courage is.
For safety is not a gadget but a state of mind.
I pretty much grew up when punk was big in the UK.
The Sex Pistols were heroes for me. I used to run around like Johnny Rotten. I had a jacket like his.
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?
Let me completely condemn these sickening scenes;
scenes of looting, scenes of vandalism, scenes of thieving, scenes of people attacking police, of people even attacking firefighters. This is criminality pure and simple and it has to be confronted.
I talked to General Downer about some of the funding about the National Guard and some of the civil defense workers, the firefighters, the police officers, and the way that FEMA is making them spend that money. We have got a problem there.
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.
I can think of no more stirring symbol of man's humanity to man than a fire engine.
I talk to nurses and programmers, salespeople and firefighters - people who bust their tails every day. Not one of them - not one - stashes their money in the Cayman Islands to avoid paying their fair share of taxes.
If the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms insists upon a firefight, give them a firefight. Just remember, they're wearing flak jackets and you're better off shooting for the head.
Athletes as role models and heroes is a hoax, a sick hoax.
The men and women who are fighting in Iraq, they are the true heroes.
Tom Arnold and I, we have a huge firefight scene on top of a German tank.
I get to shoot 50 caliber rounds. We shoot a helicopter out of the sky. That's the only fight I'm in.
In every age poets and social reformers have tried to stimulate the people of their own time to a nobler life by enchanting stories of the virtues of the heroes of old.
It was just the thrill of a lifetime. Brando and Hackman were two of my heroes.
Some people procrastinate so much that all they can do is run around like firefighters all day - putting out fires that should not have gotten started in the first place.
Firefighters, police officers and state troopers place themselves in harm's way every day, every week, every year.
The hero is commonly the simplest and obscurest of men.
Bad news is dramatic. It makes good TV. If there's a firefight on the same day that a school opens up, the media will show the firefight even though the school is way more important and will affect the community for much longer.
Writing became an obsessive compulsive habit but I had almost no money so I thought about being an urban firefighter and having lots of free time in which to write or becoming an English teacher and thinking about books and writers on a daily basis. That swayed me.
They were involved in a firefight and felt they were surrounded.
Whether they escaped from that and were fleeing and went in the wrong direction, we don't know.
The innovative leader has to be an arsonist and a firefighter.
Vietnam helped me realize who the true heroes really are in this world.
It's not the home-run hitters.
Delaware's firefighters put their lives in jeopardy every day in an effort to keep families safe.
We can no longer tolerate losing one more innocent child or putting one more firefighter at risk in a fire that could have been prevented at the cost of pennies by making a couple simple changes to the construction of a cigarette.
In West Virginia, we're all family. We know how firefighters and policemen honor their own and we feel our miners deserve to be honored in a similar way.
Our goal in the '70s was to end the closed door era.
There were so many things that were off limits to women, policing, firefighting, mining, piloting planes. And the stereotypical view of people of a world divided between home and child caring women and men as breadwinners, men representing the family outside the home.
Those two songs condense the two albums.
They also show what the audiences wanted. I was desperate to keep the band together and find something that the public would like.
Women love firefighters so much because it’s like a knight in shining armor kind of thing.
I know the game wasn't a classic, but the night was about more than that-it was about bringing back the memories and raising money for former heroes who have now fallen on hard times.
The will to live that possesses us to create medicine, to become firefighters or teachers, is the same will to live that is woven into all living beings.
In my prayers I never said I needed a home. I said I wanted a sanctuary.