One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person employed to prevent or extinguish fires, especially in a town, camp, or forest.
- ‘The fire warden may direct occupants to the nearest exit, instruct them to shut their doors or turn off equipment.’
- ‘A new safety committee has also been formed and the company has agreed to provide training for safety officers and fire wardens.’
- ‘He worked as a volunteer fire warden in London during the Blitz, on his evenings off work.’
- ‘Staff designated as fire wardens gathered at the preschool to evacuate the children to the basement.’
- ‘Within minutes, they headed to the closest stairwell, led by Brian Clark, a fire warden on the 84th floor, who had his flashlight and whistle.’
fire warden/ˈfī(ə)r ˈwôrdn/
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