or fire fight·er
- a person who fights destructive fires.
Origin of firefighter
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Examples from the Web for firefighter
The eyes of people like Thomas Patrick Cullen III, firefighter, Squad 41, husband, father, 31 years old.Dick Cheney vs. ‘Unbroken’
December 15, 2014
“This [investigation] is part of routine procedure following the death of any firefighter,” he told The Daily Beast.
“After the withdraw, they realized that firefighter Craig-Lewis was missing,” said Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Derrick Sawyer.
Newspaper clippings, many of them with pictures of the owner, a former Gary firefighter, are everywhere.Gary, Indiana Is a Serial Killer’s Playground
October 22, 2014
On my desk is a list of every firefighter, police officer, and uniformed service member who died in the line of duty on that day.The Resilient City: New York After 9/11
September 11, 2014
They rushed for the footbridge and a firefighter blocked their way.
Suzanne grabbed his hand and walked him over to the truck and grabbed the first firefighter she encountered.
The fire was out now, the firefighter hosing down the last embers, going through the crowd and checking for injuries.
- a person who fights fires, usually a public employee or trained volunteer
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Word Origin and History for firefighter
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