I seldom pin "sayings" about firefighting because they often seem too naive about what it actually is. So the next time you see something like we "work where the devil dances" or something very cliche like that, think of this one.
That quote is an insult. Same as "Saving hostages from some asshole was easy firemen would do it." Both occupations require courage, great courage. Both jobs require for someone to risk their lives to save lives