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 for firefighter
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  firefighter \fire"fight`er\, fire fighter \fire"
  fight`er\(f[imac]r"f[imac]`t[~e]r), n.
     A person whose occupation it is to go to the scene of an
     unwanted fire and extinguish it; a member of a fire company;
     a fireman[1] or a woman who fights fires.
     Note: Some towns have few or no professional firefighters,
           and fire suppression is conducted mostly by groups of
           volunteers, called volunteer firefighters. The term
           fireman[1] was at one time synonymous with firefighter,
           until women began to engage in the same occupation.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a member of a fire department who tries to extinguish fires
           [syn: fireman, firefighter, fire fighter, fire-

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