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Firefighter [r]: A person trained in firefighting and, presumably, part of a firefighting organization; may be paid or volunteer [e]

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A firefighter is an individual specially trained to fight fires.[1]

Modern firefighters usually travel from their fire hall to a fire in fire engines.[1] Firefighters who fight marine fires may use a fireboat.

Forest fires may be fought by firefighters flying Water bombers, or by smoke jumpers - lightly equipped firefighters who are dropped by parachute so they can access and get ahead of fires so remote they can not be reached by road.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Herbert Theodore Jenness (2023). Bucket Brigade to Flying Squadron: Fire Fighting Past and Present. LEGARE STREET Press. ISBN 9781021649386. Retrieved on 2023-12-08.