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[fahyuh r-wawr-dn] /ˈfaɪərˌwɔr dn/
a person having authority in the prevention or extinguishing of fires, as in towns or camps.
Origin of firewarden
1705-15; fire + warden Unabridged
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Historical Examples
  • A fire warden has the same right as a sheriff to summon a posse when a fire is to be fought.

  • I am sorry, but in the capacity of fire warden, it is my duty to see that an ordinary camp regulation is obeyed.

    Under the Law Edwina Stanton Babcock
  • As for my part of it, I have arrested him by my authority as a fire warden.

  • Be careful of100 fire, and if you are visited by a fire warden tell him who you are.

British Dictionary definitions for fire warden


(US & Canadian) an officer responsible for fire prevention and control in an area, esp in a forest
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