fire·​fight·​er | \ ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌfī-tər How to pronounce firefighter (audio) \

Definition of firefighter

: a person who fights fires : fireman sense 2

Other Words from firefighter

firefighting \ ˈfī(-​ə)r-​ˌfī-​tiŋ How to pronounce firefighter (audio) \ noun

Examples of firefighter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The video shows one firefighter walking backward in the floodwaters while carrying a child on each of his shoulders. Greg Norman, Fox News, 9 Aug. 2022 One firefighter was transported to the hospital as crews extinguished a four-alarm fire at a Wakefield home on Friday, authorities said., 5 Aug. 2022 No injuries were reported, although one firefighter did require hydration via IV, Neal said. Anthony Cusumano, NBC News, 26 July 2022 Gabriel Watson, a firefighter and paramedic at the bureau since 2006, filed the suit in late 2021, naming his former employers and demanding a jury trial and economic damages upwards of $500,000. oregonlive, 26 July 2022 In 1997, she was hired as a firefighter/paramedic by the Twinsburg Fire Department. Ed Wittenberg, cleveland, 25 July 2022 In Spain, a forest fire in the Zamora province has claimed at least two lives, including a firefighter and a farmer, the Associated Press reported. Siladitya Ray, Forbes, 19 July 2022 The Orland Fire Protection District dedicated its training facility the Robert M. Buhs Education & Leadership Development Center, named after a former firefighter and chief who pushed for professional training of firefighters. Mike Nolan, Chicago Tribune, 18 July 2022 Seven people were displaced, including the firefighter and his wife and child. Anjali Huynh,, 17 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of firefighter

1839, in the meaning defined above

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12 Aug 2022

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“Firefighter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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fire·​fight·​er | \ ˈfīr-ˌfī-tər How to pronounce firefighter (audio) \

Kids Definition of firefighter

: a person whose job is to put out fires

Other Words from firefighter

firefighting \ -​iŋ \ noun

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