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    Default Need fire service catch phrases

    Like any industry the fire service has many sayings, jargon, and catch phrases unique to our line of work.

    I need help collating a list of catch phrases. Serious, humorous, etc...all are welcomed. Thanks!


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    How about "fill the box", "first due", "the big eye"...

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    People always laugh at "hand jack". I dont, but oh well.

    Hand jacking-


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    "Work smarter, not harder."

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    "You go....we go."

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    Nobody ever called the fire department for doing something smart

    Put the wet stuff on the red stuff

    Your emergency is our adrenaline rush

    __________ (insert name here) Fire Department. Saving foundations for XX years.
    Nobody ever called the fire department for doing something smart.

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    Fire Dept. 160 years of tradition unimpeded by progress.

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    You Light'em, We Fight'em
    Hello. Fire dept.. You light'em, We fight'em!

    "hard working, gear jamming, nail driving, "jake". "

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    On a more serious note..........

    We saw this on a demo truck at a local fire school and decided to put it on our new 2007 Road Rescue medic unit.


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    Stay low, and let it blow!

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    "Holy S#!%" -Received Engine 2, you are on scene of a working structure fire.
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    We'll take it from here
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    Fu@king RIT, again?

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    A big banner that was hanging in our ambulance bay:

    Ready When You Aren't

    (No idea what gramatically inclined person wrote it)
    "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." -- Benjamin Franklin

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    Oh yeah, I forgot- Friends dont let friends ride American LaChance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrewOnFire View Post
    "Holy S#!%" -Received Engine 2, you are on scene of a working structure fire.
    haha, now that's funny right there! atleast you had a dispatcher smart enough to catch on that it was something bad!

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    ~What you call a hero, we call it doing our job.~
    ~But with God all things are possible. Matthew 19:26~

    ~The very worst fire plan is no plan. The next worse is two plans. ~

    ~Stay Safe! Everyone Goes Home!~

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    I'm just here for the T-shirt
    "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." -- Benjamin Franklin

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    "bell from hell".

    "risk a lot to save a lot.risk nothing to save nothing".

    "one *** to risk".
    "sauver ou périr"

    "courage et dévouement"

    2 french mottoes in french fire service.

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    ALS: "Always last to show"

    BLS: "Bring lots of stuff"

    MEDIC: "My education doesn't include carrying"

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