Give the best saying or phrase you use or have heard by Jeff Schwering

Many quotes and sayings, whether by well known Brother firefighters or the guy on the next due company, seem to play a part in who we are as firefighters and as Brothers! Lets see how many we can come up with. Since I’m tossing the gauntlet, I’ll be first: First In, Last Out by John Salka, “Leadership would be easy, if it wasn’t for people!”

8 Comments

  • Engine Captain Missouri says:

    You can’t send a duck to eagle school!

  • firestudent1 says:

    “I have never seen a textbook put out a fire, but have seen the well trained firefighter who read that textbook put out the fire.” Author Unknown

  • pfd24 says:

    “When the trash truck rounded the corner and none of the trashmen were yelling: ”big pile! we gotta job! we’re gonna need more gloves! get the crusher ready! HE’S GOT CARDBOARD BOXES!!!!” They’re trashmen. They expect to pick up trash. We’re firefighters, we should expect to go to fires.” —Traditions Training, Referring to radio communications.

  • Grant Mishoe says:

    “When in doubt there is no doubt”

    “If Prometheus was worthy of the wrath of heaven for kindling the first fire upon earth, how ought all the Gods to honour the men who make it their professional business to put it out?”

  • anchorpoint1 says:

    PFD; I love that.

  • Nate Q. says:

    “Always step off the truck with your tools. Otherwise, you might as well be standing across the street with the rest of those people.” -The senior FF on my first day.

    “A firefighter without a tool is really just a well-dressed civilian.” – Unknown

  • Training38 says:

    “On the fireground, if you become involved in a crisis situation, you will not rise to the occasion, but, rather default to your level of training.”
    -Author Unknown

    “The things that matter the most happen after the air brake is set.”
    -Author Unknown

    “Never argue with an idiot. He will bring you down to his level and beat you with experience.”
    M. Penar, LFFD

  • HallwaySledge says:

    “If you think you are a fireman because you made it through the academy you’ve got another thing coming. The real learning on this job comes from graduation day forward.”

    ~Me

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LeRoy Burlingame
Ideology vs Philosophy: Are you Slicing or Dicing in the fire service trends
I found that firefighters do more calls than just structure fires, so with that I've established an acronym I use and teach others in my company. FIRE; First unit, Identify, Resources, Evaluate. It's simple and can't be used for any type of call. I know it won't ever catch like SLICERS but it works. First…
2014-11-20 20:22:06
Al waters
Ideology vs Philosophy: Are you Slicing or Dicing in the fire service trends
When I think of slicers or dicers I think of an acronym to remind you of interior attack tactics. S you should constantly be aware of your surroundings by maintaining your situational awareness while making an interior attack. L locating the fire is really apart of size up I.e. Seat of the fire and extension.…
2014-11-20 01:28:05
anchorpoint1
The next big thing…or just another acronym?
As you can most likely tell, I am in favor of the questioning. Thank you for your concern, but I am not offended. This arena does not lend itself kindly to the soft skinned. The purpose of this site is the discussion. Seeing how other departments operate and comparing that to how your department operates.…
2014-11-17 00:21:17
Bobby Halton
The next big thing…or just another acronym?
Anchor point, I to detest ideologues, there are no silver bullets, there is no one size tactic that fits all fires. I find it absolutely distressing that recently a friend of mine called those who disagree with some of the tactics being suggested as a result of some of the studies from UL and NIST…
2014-11-17 00:02:28
anchorpoint1
The next big thing…or just another acronym?
We are honored to have you comment on our little blog, Thank you. I do not like acronyms, a checklist it's more accurate. I was in the Army for 7 years, I am very familiar with acronyms. Much ado about nothing maybe, but yet, here we are. I recently watched a video that described the…
2014-11-16 23:17:50

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