Awendaw Fire Department

Famous quotes containing the words fire department, fire and/or department:

    In England if something goes wrong—say, if one finds a skunk in the garden—he writes to the family solicitor, who proceeds to take the proper measures; whereas in America, you telephone the fire department. Each satisfies a characteristic need; in the English, love of order and legalistic procedure; and here in America, what you like is something vivid, and red, and swift.
    Alfred North Whitehead (1861–1947)

    Do they know they’re old,
    These two who are my father and my mother
    Whose fire from which I came, has now grown cold?
    Elizabeth Jennings (b. 1926)

    In the great department store of life, baseball is the toy department.
    —Los Angeles Sportscaster. quoted in Independent Magazine (London, Sept. 28, 1991)