People who fight fire

Instead of using the old term “firemen”, we now usually use the term “firefighters”. According to Wikipedia, firefighting was originally an all-male profession, however today there are women who actively fight fire. I think that the term “firefighter” comes from America, however I’ve just found it on a UK website here, so it seems to be fully acceptable in Britain, too. I’ve also read the terms “firewoman” and “fireperson”!

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Written by Christine Burgmer

1. October 2015