A Quote by Edward Croker on sacrifice, duty, and service

 

"Firemen are going to get killed. When they join the department they face that fact. When a man becomes a fireman his greatest act of bravery has been accomplished. What he does after that is all in the line of duty. They were not thinking of getting killed when they went where death lurked. They went there to put the fire out, and got killed. Firefighters do not regard themselves as heroes because they do what the business requires."

Edward Croker

Source: Chief, FDNY 1899-1911

Contributed by: Bushi