Definition of fire pole in US English:

fire pole


  • 1Any of various types of pole used by firefighters, especially one used to pull down walls, ceilings, etc., in burning buildings. Compare fire hook, pike-pole. Now historical and rare.

  • 2A fireman's pole in a fire station; = fireman's pole.

  • 3A fixed vertical pole used as a piece of play equipment.


Early 18th century (in an earlier sense). From fire + pole.


fire pole

/ˈfʌɪə pəʊl/