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    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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    "Above all, an assignment to a truck company should be considered a promotion."

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    we protect the public from themselves

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    This is something that stuck with me for a while and obviously still does. This is what an Engine Company Officer told me when I was Reserve and I was asking for advice to take the paid position out here in Nevada.

    "Do you want to work on an ambulance your whole life or do you want to be a Fireman?"

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    God grant me the serenity
    to accept the things I cannot change;
    courage to change the things I can;
    and wisdom to know the difference.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ffbam24 View Post
    God grant me the serenity
    to accept the things I cannot change;
    courage to change the things I can;
    and wisdom to know the difference.
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    A few I can remember:

    I have more time in front of a firehouse ****er than you have on the job.

    You can train a monkey to advance a hose by throwing bananas down the hall

    If you are dumber than a termite you can be a firefighter. Throw a termite infested log on a campfire...all the termites run out... A firefighter runs in.

    You can have 100 ataboys but it only takes one awwsh*t to wipe them out.

    EMS...every minute sucks.

    You've gotta be hosing me.

    Keep your mouth shut and eyes and ears open.

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    If its hot, dont get out....

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    Sign above the bathroom door in my fire house reads "old firemen never die, their nozzles just rust away"
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    Quote Originally Posted by BKDRAFT View Post
    This is something that stuck with me for a while and obviously still does. This is what an Engine Company Officer told me when I was Reserve and I was asking for advice to take the paid position out here in Nevada.

    "Do you want to work on an ambulance your whole life or do you want to be a Fireman?"
    You my friend are a total dip. If it wasn't for ambulance companies, we would have a much longer shift, and hell of allot more to bitch about. Show some respect to our brothers and sisters doing full time EMS and be thankful for the job you have.

    As far as quotes go, "Brotherhood above all else" sums it up for me pretty well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rpferry View Post
    As far as quotes go, "Brotherhood above all else" sums it up for me pretty well.

    Definitely one of the best quotes there is!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fireman4949 View Post
    Definitely one of the best quotes there is!
    Yeah, as long it is used at the right time and for the right reason. It seems lately though, people have been invoking the "Brotherhood Clause" after they screw the pooch or are trying to keep from getting jammed up after said pooch has been screwed.

    Sometimes you have to ask the question...."Are you standing up for Brotherhood? Or, is Brotherhood standing-up for you?"

    Standard FD quotes are pretty clich'e and boring.

    My quote?....."Don't be that guy!"
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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?
    Yea there is.

    For most of us here already see/hear/said, and almost all of us will experience in their career/service in the fire department.

    "Good Bye Honey. I love you see you in the morning/see you tomorrow."
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    I've always liked

    "Never miss an opportunity to shut up."

    And then there's the quote in my signature about stupidity, which is original and of my own creation, and I guess I am a bit flattered to have seen other people use it.
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