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    "Man up... or shut the F*** up"

    "Right for fight, Left for Lobster"

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    "Putting fancy tools into poorly-trained hands simply makes for more expensive errors."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hexxus View Post
    Never even saw it was there before. Common saying when we answer the phone at my station.
    I was just joking with ya!
    Hello. Fire dept.. You light'em, We fight'em!

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1****brick View Post
    "Right for fight, Left for Lobster"
    LMAO I love that one. Definitely going into the "hoselines and fire streams" curriculum for the new kids in the company....
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    I liked one I found on the internet:
    "All men are created equal, and then some become Fire Fighters"

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    these quotes suck....



    too add too this list of suckyness....

    "If you fail, there is always cop school."
    The Box. You opened it. We Came...

    "You'll take my life but I'll take your's too. You'll fire musket but I'll run you through. So when your waiting for the next attack, you'll better understand there's no turn back."

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    "Firefighters....We're here to save your @$$, not kiss it!"

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    " Garbage men don't get excited when they turn a corner and see garbage piled up on the street, so don't get excited when smoke's showing, its our job."

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    In my opinion, no career has more cheesy and embarrassing catch phrases the the fire department.
    I am a complacent liability to the fire service

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChicagoFF View Post
    In my opinion, no career has more cheesy and embarrassing catch phrases the the fire department.
    That's not very catchy.

    Do you fight what they fear? LOL
    I am now a past chief and the views, opinions, and comments are mine and mine alone. I do not speak for any department or in any official capacity. Although, they would be smart to listen to me.

    "The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list."

    "When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water."

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    balls deep in your box or your first due....

    how cheesy can we get....


    thats a great shirt to wear in public......

    oh oh oh... I got one...

    They dont pay me to do this job... I VOLUNTEER!!!
    The Box. You opened it. We Came...

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    ChicagoFF : "In my opinion, no career has more cheesy and embarrassing catch phrases the the fire department."

    I'll second that.

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    Just read my signature.
    "Courage is the resistance to fear, the mastery of fear, not the lack of fear." Mark Twain
    "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." Uknown

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny46 View Post
    "Those are the rules. But we're going to do the right thing."
    Sr. Captain J D Curtis
    Thats awesome!

    Best fire department quote of all time:

    Better to ask forgiveness than permission.
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    Management is making sure things are done right. Leadership is doing the right thing. The fire service needs alot more leaders and a lot less managers.

    "Everyone goes home" is the mantra for the pussification of the modern, American fire service.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AFDFS24C View Post
    ChicagoFF : "In my opinion, no career has more cheesy and embarrassing catch phrases the the fire department."

    I'll second that.
    Y'know, for once I have to agree with CFF.
    "Nemo Plus Voluptatis Quam Nos Habant"

    The Code is more what you'd call "guidelines" than actual rules.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firefuss View Post
    I can think of no more stirring symbol of man's humanity to man than a fire engine. ~Kurt Vonnegut
    Interesting...Kurt sent those very words to me after an incident at his home.
    Here's a scan:

    Last edited by CalmB4Storm; 02-03-2008 at 05:10 PM.

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    The old battalion chief,

    If you f87ers don't put this fire out in the next five minutes you'll all work at the airport for the rest of your f47king careers.

    Sorry crash rescue guys.

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    Can't remember where I heard this one.

    "Right to fight, Left to live"

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    Quote Originally Posted by pro300 View Post
    Can't remember where I heard this one.

    "Right to fight, Left to live"
    Or "Left is Live, Right is Rats**t"



    And I've learnt I can't even put that innocent little word in, oh well

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    The following are a hodge podge of quotes I've heard over the years:

    Left for life; right for reach

    EMS is the last three letters of the word "PROBLEMS"

    When the ladder goes up, the walls come down

    When you lose your head at a fire, the next thing you lose will be your a**

    Screaming at a fire scene is the first sign of a rectal/cranial inversion

    Prevent CHAOS - Chief Has Arrived On Scene

    No good deed goes unpunished

    NEVER pass up the opportunity to keep your mouth shut

    Those "C"-Shifters were OUTSTANDING... OUT STANDING in the yard


    None of the above are mine... someone alot smarter than me thought each of these up!
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    Admit nothing, deny everything, demand proof, and make counter accusations.

    A lack of planning on your behalf does NOT create an emergency on my behalf.

    When all is said and done, alot more is said than done

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    After hearing from a 9 month "wonder probie" how certain things should be done differently I held up my hand to silence him and said,"There's only one captain in this company and I don't think it's you."

    Same idiot saying how he was such an asset because he was an EMT before getting on the F.D..(not required on my job)
    I said,"That's fine, but EMT spells empty."

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    EMS: We don't save lives, we just prolong your miserable existence.

    No one ever called the fire department/EMS because someone did something smart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrSmokeEater View Post
    Does anyone have any great fire quotes that they either live by while serving, or a quote that has really affected you throughout the years? Any motivational quotes?

    One quote that I have always like is...

    "Let no mans ghost ever come back and say his training failed him."

    This is posted at the National Fire Academy. And though it's only a sentence it really says a lot about the fire service and some dinosaurs who think we don't need to train.
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    "You gotta have water gozinta the pump, before you have water gozotta the pump." -Former Deputy Chief while teaching pump class, stuck with me for 17 years now.

    "Make me proud." - What I say to my people, maybe a little too much.
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