- 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.
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- firefighting noun
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also fire fighternoun
- fireˈfightˌing adjective & n.