[ fahyuh r-wawr-dn ]
/ ˈfaɪərˌwɔr dn /


a person having authority in the prevention or extinguishing of fires, as in towns or camps.

Origin of firewarden

First recorded in 1705–15; fire + warden Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for firewarden

  • He was at one time colonel of the Boston regiment, and was for many years a selectman, and a firewarden of the town.

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British Dictionary definitions for firewarden

/ (ˈfaɪəˌwɔːdən) /


US and Canadian an officer responsible for fire prevention and control in an area, esp in a forest
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