Definition of firefighter in English:



  • A person whose job is to extinguish fires.

    • ‘The fire burned for two days as firefighters tried to reach those trapped inside.’
    • ‘For firefighters, it is a duty and an honour to attend a fellow firefighter's funeral.’
    • ‘Residents are to be asked to fork out to pay for extra police and firefighters.’
    • ‘When firefighters arrived the fire had already gone out and the woman was out of the building.’
    • ‘Lives could be put at risk if changes envisaged by the Government for firefighters go ahead.’
    • ‘Uunknown to him, Williams was calling the police and firefighters at the same time.’
    • ‘It took nine policeman and four firefighters to remove the three female protesters.’
    • ‘I am a firefighter based at Bispham fire station and was horrified and a little upset to read what one of your readers had written in to say.’
    • ‘He added officers did not know if anyone was inside, so firefighters kicked the front door in.’
    • ‘Allan has been a firefighter with Strathclyde Fire Brigade for five years.’
    • ‘One change will cut the number of firefighters on an engine from five to four.’
    • ‘Over the years firefighters and security guards have been caught lighting blazes.’
    • ‘Nobody was hurt in the blaze, the cause of which is being investigated by firefighters.’
    • ‘I have been a professional firefighter for nearly 32 years and a driver for 28 of those years.’
    • ‘She gave the couple fire survival guidance while firefighters rushed to the scene.’
    • ‘Waiting on the ground were police officers and firefighters as well as ambulance crews.’
    • ‘Nobody could claim they were twice as useful to society as a teacher, a firefighter or a nurse.’
    • ‘The fire spread to a garden shed but the firefighters managed to stop it spreading to the house.’
    • ‘As a firefighter, I attended three median fires in two days caused by tossed cigarettes.’
    • ‘He called on the government to pay firefighters a decent wage for the lifesaving work they do.’