Fire is never a gentle master
...The city fireman-the fire that suddenly bursts forth in the close-pack'd square, The arriving engines, the hoarse shouts, the nimble stepping and daring,The strong command through the fire-trumpets, the falling in line,the rise and fall of the arms forcing the water,The slender, spasmic, blue-white jets-the bringing to bear of the hooks and ladders, and their execution,The crash and cut away of connecting wood-work, or through floors, if the fire smoulders under them,The crowd with their lit faces, watching-the glare and dense shadows;....
— Walt Whitman firefighting quote
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.
— David Cameron
I think what should be celebrated about our campaign is we have over 3 million people who have contributed to our campaign - teachers, firefighters, nurses, retirees. They're making up the backbone of this field organization in the country.
— David Plouffe
Police and firefighters are great, but they don't create wealth. They protect it. That's crucial. Teaching is a wonderful profession. Teachers help educate people to become good citizens so that citizens can then go create wealth. But they don't create the wealth themselves.
— firefighting quotation by Rush Limbaugh
Fire is never a gentle master
I'm so proud of Maryland's firefighters, risking their lives to protect others, but we need to protect our protectors with the best equipment training and resources.
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.
Delaware's firefighters put their lives in jeopardy every day in an effort to keep families safe.
Firefighters are indispensable foot soldiers here at home.
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.
Our firefighters are our last line of defense, baby.
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.
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.
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.
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.