Firematic  Quotes and Prayers

 

The funny thing about firemen is, night and day, they are always firemen. 
~ Backdraft

 


When a man becomes a fireman his greatest act of bravery has been accomplished. What he does after that is all in the line of work.
~Chief of Department Edward Croker, FDNY 1899-1911
 

 


I can think of no more stirring symbol of man's humanity to man than a fire engine.  ~Kurt Vonnegut

  Amateurs practice until they get it right; professionals practice until they cannot get it wrong. Which one are you?
 

Our goal is PERFECTION but we settle for EXCELLENCE

 

Who's in your wallet?
~Chief Billy Goldfeder

  You cannot run your firehouse like a 3 ring circus and then the tones go off and expect it to operate like the Marine Crops. It isnít gonna work.
~Chief Billy Goldfeder
 

Risk a lot to save a lot. Risk little to save little.
Risk nothing to save nothing.
~Chief Billy Goldfeder

 

"Safety First" is "Safety Always."
~Charles M. Hayes

 

Better a 100 times careful than once dead.
~Mark Twain

 

A firefighter without a tool and proper PPE is only an informed citizen.

 

We are the last stop for Mrs. Smith when her kitchen is burningÖthere ainít no 9-1-2.
~Chief Alan Brunacini, Phoenix Fire Dept. (ret.)

 

Prevent harm. Survive. Be nice.
~Mission Statement; Phoenix Fire Department

 

There is no substitute for knowledge.
~W. Edwards Deming

 

A good firefighter knows how. An educated firefighter knows why.
~Gary Slusser, West Pittston Volunteer Fire Department

 

Every day is a training day.
~Captain Gordon Graham

 

Let no man's ghost return to say his training let him down. 

 

A certificate does not make you certified.
Attitude, performance, commitment to self and team;
These and a certificate make you certified.

 

RISK

NOUN
1. THE POSSIBILITY OF SUFFERING HARM OR LOSS; DANGER.            
2. A FACTOR, THING, ELEMENT, OR COURSE INVOLVING UNCERTAIN DANGER, A HAZARD.    
                                                 
                                                                 
VERB, TRANSITIVE
RISKED, RISK-ING, RISKS
1. TO EXPOSE TO A CHANCE OF LOSS OR DAMAGE; HAZARD.              
2. TO INCURE THE RISK OF.      
                                  
                                                                 
SYNONYMS                                                         
GAMBLE, CHANCE, RUSSIAN ROULETTE, SPECULATION, VENTURE, EXPERIMENT, SHOT IN THE DARK, LEAP OF FAITH,

ADDITIONAL SYNONYMS
NOT USING A TRAINED RIT , LACK OF ACCOUNTABILITY, NOT WEARING PROPER PPE, NOT WEARING YOUR SEATBELT, FREELANCING, LACK OF TRAINING

BOTTOM LINE:
IF YOU DON'T KNOW THAT YOU ARE SAFE, YOU MAY NOT BE...

 


  Change is inevitable (except from a vending machine)
~ Robert C. Gallagher
 

To a truckie there are only two types of glass:
glass that is broken and glass that is about to be broken.
~Dave Houseal, Harrisburg Fire Dept (Ret.)


 



Work smarter, not harder

 


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

 

C.H.A.O.S
Chief Has Arrived On Scene

 

A personal favorite:

Q: Why do truckies cut holes in the roof?

A: To see what the real firemen are doing.