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Is there a short nickname for firefighters?
My son wants to know. He knows 'cops' for police, and 'ambos' for paramedics. Now he wants to know what to call firefighters for short.
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blacksmith81 answers:

Back in the days when this was a largely male only profession, they were known as 'Firemen'.

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agentju90 answers:

hot. probably not explainable to a minor.

Supplement from 12/23/2008 01:41am:

how about inventing a new word. those in oz like to pot o on the end of words. this arvo. ambo. drongo. abo. so how about firoes. fire hose. get it?

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xoloriib answers:

I used to work with a volunteer firefighter : he always called them 'the fireies' - said like fire with ease on the end.

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cryptminder answers:

There doesn't seem to be one in this counter, but after 911 the new York firemen are now known as "New Yorks Bravest"

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