- The definition of a firefighter is a person who works at a fire department, either as a volunteer or by profession, who fights fires and rescues people and animals from fires.
An example of a firefighter is a person who goes to work at a fire station, responds to an alarm signaling a fire, rides on a fire truck to the fire, uses a hose to put out the fire and rescues a child trapped inside the burning building.
Firefighters at work.
also fire fighter
- A person who puts out fires.