"There are eight firemen in this picture. You called yourselves The Fireflies."
Laurel Lance to fire chief Raynes.[src]

The Fireflies was a firemen unit of Starling City Fire Department.


The Fireflies was a firemen unit who had distinguished themselves by tattooing a picture of firefly on their hands.[1]

In 2009, a member of the crew, Garfield Lynns, seemingly died in a fire at the Nodell Towers. After the station house was shut down sometime after 2009, members of the unit went to different companies.[1]

In early 2013 it turned out that Garfield Lynns survived as he went on a killing and arson spree, murdering three ex-members of the group, including Danny de la Vega. He later tried to kill a handful of firemen at the fundraiser in Oliver Queen's club, mainly targeting another ex-Firefly, Raynes, now a fire chief. The latter was saved by The Hood, who confronted Lynns.[1]

Known members

Former members



Season 1

Behind the scenes


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Burned"