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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fireman, firefighter, fire fighter, fire-eaternoun

    a member of a fire department who tries to extinguish fires

Wiktionary

  1. firefighternoun

    A person who puts out fires.

    Etymology: . created as a gender-free term for fireman and firewoman.

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  1. Firefighter

    Firefighters are rescuers extensively trained in firefighting, primarily to extinguish hazardous fires that threaten property and civilian or natural populations and to rescue people from dangerous situations, like collapsed or burning buildings The complexity of modern industrialized life with a greater prominence of hazards has created an increase in the skills needed in firefighting technology and a broadening of the firefighter-rescuer's remit. They sometimes provide emergency medical services, for example. The fire service, or fire and rescue service, also known in some countries as the fire brigade or fire department, is one of the main emergency services. Firefighting and firefighters have become ubiquitous around the world, from wildland areas to urban areas, and aboard ships. According to Merriam-Webster's Dictionary, the English word "firefighter" has been used since 1903. In recent decades it has become the preferred term, replacing the older "fireman", since many women serve as firefighters, and also because the term "fireman" can have other meanings, including someone who sets or stokes fires – the opposite of the firefighting role. In many countries, firefighters may be employed as full-time workers and paid a salary. Additionally, there are volunteer firefighters and retained firefighters on call as required. In such countries as the United Kingdom, the use of additional retained firefighters is standard. In Portugal, for example, the use of volunteer firefighters is standard, along with career firefighters. In Australia there are volunteer brigades which are mostly unpaid rural services, although traditionally they are paid by their employers if called out during usual working hours.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of firefighter in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of firefighter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of firefighter in a Sentence

  1. Ron DeSantis:

    No cop, no firefighter, no nurse, nobody should be losing their jobs because of these jobs, we have got to stand up for people and protect their jobs and protect their livelihoods.

  2. Hillary Clinton:

    He has suggested that we invite Iranian troops into Syria, that is like asking the arsonist to be the firefighter. ...The challenges a President has to grapple with are beyond complicated but at home and abroad. That is why is it is the hardest job.

  3. Andrew Ansbro:

    One of the firefighters who was with me, who actually retired … due to burns on his legs, he was there digging for weeks with us. He actually passed away two years ago, but … he was not registered. And because he was not an active firefighter, it was very hard to get his claims in because the paperwork wasn't done.

  4. Randy Moore:

    Continued closures are based on extreme fire conditions, critical limitations of firefighting resources, and to provide for firefighter and public safety.

  5. Megan Kingston:

    I figured something was going to happen to us eventually, as a medic, looking at all that [ smoke ], I knew it was toxic. A firefighter knows that you put on a breathing apparatus when you see smoke like that and you dont even go into the building unless youre on air. And we were next to that, breathing it in all the time.

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