Kirk Smith Subject: Fire dept sayings Stay safe, boys and girls. It's for keeps out there. You can hang the phone up now ma'am ... we are already here. "pass me another Nozzle, this one's melting!" They don't pay for what I do, they pay me for what I am willing to do." Nobody ever called the Fire Dept. because they did something smart Our job is to save lives -- as many lives as we can -- at the cost of our own lives if need be. There is no particular logic to the mathematics of this -- and damned little glory. But there is tradition and there is honor and that's enough." You don't have five kids---you have a truck company manned by junior ff's--Woohoo! If the lenses on the lightbar melt, you parked too close. If you aren't dressed to play, stay in the bleachers and off the field We the underpaid, doing the impossible, for the ungrateful. We have been doing so much, with so little, for so long, that we are qualified to do everything with absolutly nothing. We volunteer because your life depends on it." When They Say "Somebody Do Something", You're The Somebody They're Talking About. If You Must Run Away, Do So Quietly, Screaming Looks Bad On The News. Hope That In The End They Mistake Your Screams Of Terror For Shouts Of Defiance We're running into buildings that people are trying to get out of!!!!! (How crazy are we????) "Get in; Shut Up; Hold On; GET READY!!" If your thinking to yourself, "What the hell am I doing in here?" Its probably already too late to turn around. "AMATUERS TRAIN UNTIL THEY GET IT RIGHT, PROFESSIONALS TRAIN UNTIL THEY CAN'T GET IT WRONG" "Courage is not the absence of fear, it is the willingness to proceed in spite of it" Heroes, are ordinary people who at one time in their life, did an extraordinary deed. I am a professional who, works with the extraordinary on a daily basis. That is why I am not a Hero, just a man . Heroes, are ordinary people who at 1 time in their life, did an extraordinary deed. I am a professional, while there is nothing in my career I do that is ordinary. There is and always will be the extraordinary. That is what separates me from the hero.