fireman fireman  /ˈfaɪr mən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) play in which children pretend to put out a fire
  2. (n) a laborer who tends fires (as on a coal-fired train or steamship)
  3. (n) a pitcher who does not start the game
  4. (n) a member of a fire department who tries to extinguish fires

Usage(s):

  1. For a fireman, the pealing of a call-up bell is at once a summons to action, an intimation of danger, and perhaps a foreshadowing of death.
  2. White was a clean-cut former police officer and fireman, who was described by most acquaintances as a handsome, athletic, ever-achieving all-American boy.
  3. Willie Glass, 60, a garbage man in Atlanta for many years and then unemployed for a spell, recently got a new job as a fireman on a Southern Railway diesel locomotive.

News

  1. Volunteer Firefighters Receive Money Through FEMA Grant

    On Saturday June 15, 2013 the Louisiana State Firemen's Association held a presentation at the Scott Fire Department, to disperse $213,435.90 to twenty-nine volunteer firefighters throughout the state, through FEMA's Recruitment and Retention Grant. Since receiving $980,000 to fund this project in 2009, the Louisiana Fireman's Association has received several requests for education assistance ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: KATC 3 Lafayette

  2. Ca-ching! Gastonia firefighter hits the Carolina Cash 5 jackpot

    GASTONIA, N.C. – A Gastonia fireman is nearly half a million dollars richer after playing Cash 5 jackpot. Glenn Mace, a firefighter with Gastonia, is among the biggest Carolina Cash 5 jackpot winners in the N.C. Education Lottery history, according to lottery officials. Mace paid $1 for the ticket at the Mountain Stop on Archie Whitesides Road.  His ticket matched all five numbers in Thursday’s ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: WCNC Charlotte

  3. New Concord plans 54th annual Fireman's Festival

    NEW CONCORD -- The upcoming 54th annual New Concord Volunteer Fireman's Festival will feature a parade and a fireworks display. Slated Friday and Saturday, July 12-13, the festival is a popular event that not only...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Daily Jeffersonian

Quotes

  1. "I wanted a show where the mother and father were both present," says Perry, explaining the show's genesis. "Then I asked myself: If I wasn't who I am, what would I do for a living? And I always wanted to be a fireman. Then I thought, Why...
    on Jun 21, 2007 By: Tyler Perry Source: Canada.com

  2. "The one thing I remember the most was that grizzled fireman, coming out of the burning debris, hunched over, absolute determination," said Biden, of Delaware. "That one photograph lifted America off its knees. That one image was the most...
    on May 11, 2007 By: Joe Biden Source: FOXNews

  3. "As a fireman this is fourth time I have been here to attend a plane crash, this has to stop," said firefighter Atahualpa Sanchez near the site.
    on Mar 19, 2009 By: Atahualpa Source: Reuters

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