Firefighter Graduations are certainly a time to celebrate all of your new Firefighter’s hard work and dedication. It isn’t easy to get through the Fire Academy. Especially because Firefighters are put under some really high standards now with the industry changes!
Even though Fire College is only half of the battle (the other half is getting hired on at your department of choice!) it’s still an incredible time and worthy of praise.
Below you will find 17 inspirational Firefighter quotes, perfect for graduations! Some will be funny, some will be serious, but all will be in honor of your new Firefighter graduate- those who came before and those who will come after to join this great and noble profession!
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Firefighter Graduation Quotes with source
“Don’t Do things for a reward, do what you do for the betterment of your organization!” Passion In Leading
“If getting promoted was easy, everyone would be doing it.” Deputy Chief Steve Prziborowski
“Firefighters do not regard themselves as heroes because they do what the business requires.” -Chief Edward Croker, February 1908.
“As you are handed that piece of paper you will be entering the greatest and most hazardous occupation in this country. Volunteer/Career, male/female, it will not matter, you will all be referred to as BROTHERS and you will be expected to act and carry yourself as your BROTHERS keeper“Chief Robert Moran
“The best tool for fire attack is your brain. The only limits to maximizing its effectiveness are the barriers you put in place. Be as aggressive in obtaining knowledge as you are in advancing an attack line.” – Chief John Tippett
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” —Mark Twain
“Build a network of people who support your journey and finding those that can mentor you along the way can be the difference between success and failure.” Instructor Chris Baker
“I learned many great lessons from my father, not the least of which was that you can fail at what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.” —Jim Carrey
“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” —Thomas Edison
“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well neither does bathing; that’s why we recommend it daily.” —Zig Ziglar
“God never said that the journey would be easy, but He did say that the arrival would be worthwhile.” —Max Lucado
Firefighter Graduation Quotes-Anonymous
“Always remain a student of the fire service”
“It always seem impossible until it’s done”
“The Fire Service is 100 years of progress, impeded by tradition”
“An investment in Knowledge pays the best interest. You can never stop learning about an enemy that is trying to kill you.”
“These things we do, so that others many live”
From our Readers
When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze. Isaiah 43:2- Sent in by Madeline
Did any of these firefighter inspirational quotes resonate with you?
Let me know in the comments below! (or add your own!)