But sound aloud the praises and give

But sound aloud the praises, and give the victor-crown
To our noble-hearted Firemen, who fear not danger’s frown.
~Frederic G.W. Fenn, "Ode to our Firemen," 1878

I have no ambition in this world

I have no ambition in this world but one, and that is to be a fireman.  The position may, in the eyes of some, appear to be a lowly one; but we who know the work which the fireman has to do believe that his is a noble calling.  Our proudest moment is to save lives.  ~Edward F. Croker

So as you look at the firefighter

So as you look at the firefighter with his rake, hose or axe,
His beet red face or ice covered mustache,
You should know why he goes through that smoky front door,
And is forced to crawl like a baby down on the floor.
He does it to save both lives and property,
All that is precious to you and to me.
So take a good look at this modern warrior who serves his call proud and true,
And know that he would die just to save me and you.
~Robert J. Athans

Ive had tons of odd jobs but

I’ve had tons of odd jobs, but I think that I would probably be a fireman because you get to see the results of your job.  You get there and there is a house on fire.  You leave and there’s not a fire anymore.  ~Luke Perry

You have to do something in your

You have to do something in your life that is honorable and not cowardly if you are to live in peace with yourself, and for the firefighter it is fire.  ~Larry Brown