fire fighter

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fire fighter a member of a fire department who tries to extinguish fires
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Quotations

  • James Dye
    James Dye
    “All the heroes, the fire fighters and police men are dying. Don't forget them, many are still alive.”

Usage

In literature:

For the fighters glared sullenly at each other, the fires of hatred burning in their eyes.
"Robin Hood" by J. Walker McSpadden
We had no equipment, no fire fighters, no lookouts, no rangers.
"Land of the Burnt Thigh" by Edith Eudora Kohl
He was greeted with a lively fire, but his men were tried fighters and were not checked.
"Four American Indians" by Edson L. Whitney
The fire fighters, troops, citizens, and city officials left the scene, powerless to do more.
"Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror" by Richard Linthicum
Gunny sacks dipped in water are the best fire fighters.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
These old-fashioned machines have given place to the modern fire fighter, the steam engine.
"Hanover; Or The Persecution of the Lowly" by David Bryant Fulton
Now came the volunteer fire-fighters, with loud hurrahs.
"The Banner Boy Scouts Snowbound" by George A. Warren
The yellow pine is one of the best fire-fighters and lives long.
"Wild Life on the Rockies" by Enos A. Mills
There were no longer men enough left to fight the flames and guard the fire-fighters.
"The Mountain Divide" by Frank H. Spearman
A very different tale would be that of the fighter in the firing line.
"To Lhassa at Last" by Powell Millington
Norris was just returning with the triumphant fire-fighters.
"Unexplored!" by Allen Chaffee
The fire-fighters were standing soberly beside it, watching the fire rage across the canal.
"Makers" by Cory Doctorow
A few feet away from the fighters Bab fired her pistol in the air.
"The Automobile Girls Along the Hudson" by Laura Dent Crane
The Persian tradition is that fire was discovered by one of the hero dragon-fighters.
"Great Inventions and Discoveries" by Willis Duff Piercy
Evidently the fire-fighters were having their hands full, with the rapid spread of the blaze.
"Endurance Test" by Alan Douglas
The water-tanks came with the very high buildings, which in themselves offer problems to the fire-fighters that have not yet been solved.
"Out of Mulberry Street" by Jacob A. Riis
Lastly, professional fire fighters should be properly posted throughout the performance.
"Chicago's Awful Theater Horror" by Various
Expert painters stand, like fire-fighters, with a hose-nozzle in their hands.
"The Modern Railroad" by Edward Hungerford
Several of the fire fighters who had overheard the remark, were of the same opinion.
"Dan Carter and the Haunted Castle" by Mildred A. Wirt
Those holding the hose lines dropped them, and the crowd of fire-fighters surged back.
"Dick Hamilton's Football Team" by Howard R. Garis
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In news:

President Obama reacts after a fire fighter offered up a game of basketball during a visit to a fire house in Tampaa ( KEVIN LAMARQUE, REUTERS / October 25, 2012 ).
Seymour Volunteer Fire Fighters accepts the donation of 12 LIFEPAKs.
Buffalo fire fighters were busy early Thursday morning after being called to Plymouth Avenue around 2:45 am They arrived to find a small cottage engulfed in flames.
Cylinder fire fighters are kicking off fund raising for a new fire station with a breakfast this Sunday, Nov 4.
Hamas fighters also have fired hundreds of rockets into Israel in the current round of fighting, including 75 on Monday, one that hit an empty school.
Cylinder fire fighters are kicking off fund raising for a new fire station with a breakfast this Sunday, Nov 4.
Thomas (2 1/2 years old) loves fire engines and fire fighters.
Crews will include some of the new fire fighters who finished training three days ago.
McAlester Fire Fighters extinguish a small grass fire between Bob Brumley Gymnasium and S. Arch Thompson Auditorium Monday afternoon.
Vestal Fire Fighters Lend Helping Hand .
1994 GHS graduate is Colorado fire fighter.
FIRE FIGHTERS HAVE JUST PUT OUT A FIRE AT A LAUNDROMAT NEAR DOWN TOWN MEDFORD CLOSE TO MAIN ST AND HAWTHORNE.
Nearly two dozen fire fighters in Delaware County have been given layoffs notices after township administrators missed a filing deadline by two minutes.
Fire fighters from colville washington mopping up on the rebublic fire of august 26 2010.
For more than three hours last Friday night fire fighters from Wilson County Emergency Management Agency fought a hopeless situation.
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