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"Great Fires of London!"

— his main catchphrase

Fireman Sam
Sam Tân
Occupation Firefighter
Place of work Pontypandy Fire Station
Family Charlie Jones (brother)
Bronwyn Jones (sister-in-law)
Sarah and James (niece and nephew)
Gareth Griffiths (brother's father-in-law)

Fireman Samuel "Sam" Jones is the main character in the series. Along with Station Officer Steele and Firefighters Elvis Cridlington and Penny Morris, he works at the Pontypandy Fire Station.

Personal Info

  • Hair: Dark red/Auburn.
  • Eyes: Sky blue
  • Friends: Everyone in Pontypandy
  • Crew: Penny and Elvis
  • Chief: Station Officer Steele
  • First appearanceThe Kite


Fireman Sam lives in the village of Pontypandy. He is a single man, but has a close relationship with his niece and nephew, Sarah and James, and is good friends with the villagers of Pontypandy. Sam works at Pontypandy fire station and usually drives Jupiter, the fire engine. 

Fireman Sam played a main part in every episode of the series, appearing first in The Kite to get Sarah and James' kite off from Dilys' shop roof. 

In his spare time, Sam likes being an inventor in his back garden shed. In Sam's Day Off he made a popcorn machine which ended up trapping him in his shed.

In the two specials, Safe with Sam and Snow Business, Sam played major parts in both. For Safe with Sam, he gave out safety advice to the people of Pontypandy in the fire station's anniversary party. In Snow Business, he rescues Trevor's bus from a snowdrift and rescued Sarah and James from breaking ice.

There have been a few times where Sam has needed help from the fire service himself in Deep Trouble for Sam, when he falls down a hole caused by a landslide in Penny's new cottage garden.

Sam had previously lived at 3 Vale Road, but has since moved to a house closer to the fire station.


Sam is a competent and brave firefighter, who helps keep the people of Pontypandy safe. He considers his job to be 'the best job in the world', and often helps out in emergencies even on his days off. However, he does have an inventive streak which sometimes gets him in trouble when one of his inventions goes haywire; since Series 6, he has stopped inventing, though he can be creative from time to time, such as fashioning a barbeque out of an oil drum in Sausages vs. Shrimps.

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