10 fascinating and little-known facts about firefighters

Firefighters are real heroes who risk their lives to save others every day. This heroic profession exists since the 17th century, but a lot of extraordinary facts about firefighters still remain unknown. Let's find out more about them!

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Chrissy Krainock Luders
Very proud of my firefighter son. It’s not an easy job psychologically besides being very physical. They deal with child drownings a lot in Arizona. Jaws of life at car accidents. He’d rather go into a burning building. It takes its toll on their families too. I just remember all the firefighters who went IN to the Twin Towers while everyone else was going out. All firefighters are heroes in my book.
May 27, 2019 5:11PM
Joy Holbrook
My husband is a retired Station Officer who worked for NSW Fire and Rescue for 31 years. He loved every minute of it, except when he and his crew were ‘chasing bush’. That’s firey speak for putting out bushfires.
Sep 20, 2021 6:01PM
Lynne Cage
So admire our firies! And those that have come to Oz from USA Canada & New Zealand etc to help fight our current bushfires 👍🏼😭🇦🇺
Jan 16, 2020 4:09AM
Raymond Cardona
What would we do without these heroes and other first line responders??? Bonnie
Dec 4, 2019 4:53PM
Erica Laurie
We are thankful to have a Fire and Rescue Service
Oct 1, 2019 1:10PM
Anna Carta Beliveau
Very proud of my firefighter daughter and her husband. A group of firefighters from CT, NY and NJ volunteered to build a playground in memory of each child and school administrator that was killed at Sandy Hook. The parents chose the location of each playground. Google “Where Angels Play Foundation”.
Jun 22, 2019 4:37PM
Laurie Lonnevik
Burning materials today are more toxic than in yesterday year. Plastics and other carcinogens that are inhaled can cause cancer. E.g. 9/11 survivors.
Jun 21, 2019 8:25PM
Chrissy Krainock Luders, Thank you to your son and all the men and women who protect us from fires as they risk their own lives. To all who have perished in the line of duty, thank you and RIP. I myself could not do this. I am grateful.
Jun 2, 2019 6:02PM
Deb Armbrecht
God bless these firefighters
May 18, 2018 10:28PM
Douglas Oaten
Heroes. Period.
May 11, 2018 12:42PM
Jim Evans
Need to clean up the picture in #9. See picture #2 for the reason. Other than that, it was informative.
Apr 29, 2018 4:50PM
John Puza
Thank GOD for fire fighters!!!
Apr 24, 2018 7:06AM
billyboy915, There was a typo in my previous comment. It should read, "school".
Apr 17, 2018 6:05PM
Todd Cates, Thank God for the critics! They're proof that standards still matter. You may be happy with Quizzclub's lack of professionalism, but remember that this is a professional site, presumably written and managed by adults, not middle schhol teens who don't know any better. Slip-shod standards are the gateway to mediocrity. Lift yourself up; expect better. Others live up or down to your expectations. Don't you think we deserve better than "just passable"?
Apr 17, 2018 6:00PM
Ruth Andrews, I think it's fairly obvious that English is not their first language. My guess is that this site originates from somewhere in Asia; judging by spelling, most likely the Indian subcontinent where the British influence was strong.
Apr 17, 2018 5:46PM

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