List of Famous Firefighters People

List of Famous Firefighters

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List of famous firefighters, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top firefighters in the world? This includes the most prominent firefighters, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable firefighters is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic firefighters were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned firefighters.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different people, like Tom Westman and Brian Williams.

From reputable, prominent, and well known firefighters to the lesser known firefighters of today, these are some of the best professionals in the firefighter field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous firefighters ever?" and "What are the names of famous firefighters?" then you're in the right place. (189 items)



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    Tom Westman is a reality TV personality and was the winner of the tenth season of the U.S. reality show Survivor, Survivor: Palau.more

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    • Age: age 51
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Firefighter, TV Personality
    • Credits: Survivor
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    Steven Vincent "Steve" Buscemi is an American actor, director and writer. Buscemi has starred and supported in successful Hollywood and indie films, including Parting Glances, New York Stories, Mystery Train, Reservoir Dogs, Desperado, Con Air, Armageddon, The Grey Zone, Ghost World, and Big Fish; and ...more

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    • Age: age 58
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
    • Profession: Television director, Firefighter, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Pulp Fiction, The Big Lebowski, Reservoir Dogs, Fargo, Monsters, + more
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    Brian Williams
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    Brian Douglas Williams is an American journalist best known for his ten years as anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News, the evening news program of the NBC television network. Nine months after taking the position in December 2004, Williams anchored NBC coverage from New Orleans of Hurricane ...more

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    • Age: age 56
    • Birthplace: Ridgewood, New Jersey, USA
    • Profession: Editor, Firefighter, Journalist, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: Dateline NBC, NBC Nightly News, Rock Center with Brian Williams, The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special in 3-D on Ice, MSNBC Live, + more
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    Daniel James "Dan" White was a San Francisco supervisor who assassinated San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk, on Monday, November 27, 1978, at City Hall. In a controversial verdict that led to the coining of the legal slang "Twinkie defense," White was convicted of manslaughter ...more

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    • Age: Died at 39 (1946-1985)
    • Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Firefighter, Politician, Police officer
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    Ryan Allen Sutter was the "winner" chosen by Trista Rehn on the television show The Bachelorette. Sutter, a Colorado firefighter, and Rehn were married in a televised wedding on ABC on December 6, 2003. The miniseries was filmed at "The Lodge" luxury resort in Rancho Mirage, California. Prior to that, ...more

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    • Age: age 41
    • Birthplace: Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America
    • Profession: Firefighter, Model, American football player
    • Credits: The EcoZone Project
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    John Morris
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    John Morris is a Canadian curler, and Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic gold medalist from Chestermere, Alberta. Morris played third for the Kevin Martin team until 24 April 2013. Morris, author of the book Fit to Curl, is the son of Maureen and Earle Morris, inventor of the "Stabilizer" curling broom.more

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    • Age: age 37
    • Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada
    • Profession: Curler, Firefighter, Teacher
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    Keith Hector Jardine is a retired American mixed martial artist. Jardine is best known for his victories over former UFC Light Heavyweight Champions and UFC Hall of Famers Chuck Liddell and Forrest Griffin in the UFC. Jardine also competed for Strikeforce, Shark Fights, King of the Cage, Pancrase and ...more

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    • Age: age 40
    • Birthplace: USA, Montana, Butte
    • Profession: Firefighter, Miner, Mixed Martial Artist, Coach, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Crank: High Voltage, Inherent Vice, Gamer, Tactical Force, Beer for My Horses, + more
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    Jill Carroll is an American former journalist who was kidnapped and ultimately released in Iraq. Carroll was a reporter for the Christian Science Monitor at the time of her kidnapping. After finishing a fellowship at Harvard University's Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy ...more

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    • Age: age 38
    • Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
    • Profession: Firefighter, Journalist, Writer
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    Nick Matuhin

    Nick Matuhin is an amateur German freestyle wrestler, who played for the men's super heavyweight category. He is currently a member of SC Luckenwalde in Luckenwalde, Brandenburg, and is coached and trained by four-time Olympian Alexander Leipold. Matuhin stands 1.98 metres tall, and weighs 120 ...more

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    • Age: age 25
    • Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
    • Profession: Wrestler, Athlete
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    Red Adair
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    Paul Neal "Red" Adair was an American oil well firefighter. He became notable as an innovator in the highly specialized and extremely hazardous profession of extinguishing and capping blazing, erupting oil well blowouts, both land-based and offshore.more

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    • Age: Died at 89 (1915-2004)
    • Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Firefighter
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    Olaf Karl Tufte is a Norwegian competition rower. At the 2004 Summer Olympics and 2008 Summer Olympics he won the gold medal in the men's single sculls. He won silver in the men's double sculls at the 2000 Summer Olympics together with Fredrik Bekken. He has also won two World Championships in the ...more

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    • Age: age 39
    • Birthplace: Tønsberg, Norway
    • Profession: Firefighter, Rower, Farmer
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    Donny Long (born February 15, 1980 in Miami, Florida) is a former American pornographic actor and producer.more

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    • Age: age 35
    • Birthplace: USA, Florida, Miami
    • Profession: Pornographic actor, Businessperson, Firefighter, Film Producer, Mechanic
    • Credits: Barely 18 28
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    Patrice Servelle
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    Patrice Servelle is a Monégasque Olympic bobsledder who has competed in the 2002, 2006, and the 2010 Winter Olympics. Servelle's placed 12th overall at the 2006 Winter Olympic, and was Monaco's flag bearer during the Opening Ceremony. He also finished the two-man Bobsleigh World Cup in second place, ...more

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    • Age: age 41
    • Birthplace: Monte Carlo, Monaco
    • Profession: Bobsleigher, Firefighter, Athlete
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    Blake Richards
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    Blake Richards is a Canadian politician, who was first elected to represent the electoral district of Wild Rose in the 2008 Canadian federal election. He was re-elected in the 2011 election, and is a member of the Conservative Party in the House of Commons.more

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    • Age: age 41
    • Birthplace: Olds, Canada
    • Profession: Political Assistant, Businessperson, Firefighter, Estate agent
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    Jānis Miņins
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    Jānis Miņins is a Latvian bobsledder who has competed since 1999. He won a bronze medal in the four-man event at the FIBT World Championships 2009 in Lake Placid, New York, earning the country its first championship medal ever. In the 2004–05 season his best placing was a sixth place in the 4-man bob in ...more

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    • Age: age 35
    • Birthplace: Kuldīga, Latvia
    • Profession: Bobsleigher, Firefighter
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    Michael Alan Penning is a British Conservative Party politician who is the current Minister of State for Policing, Minister of State for Justice and Member of Parliament for Hemel Hempstead. He previously served as the Minister of State for Transport from 2010 to 2012, the Minister of State for Northern ...more

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    • Age: age 58
    • Birthplace: Hendon, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Firefighter, Politician, Journalist, Soldier
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    Carl J. Gatto was a Republican member of the Alaska House of Representatives, representing the 13th District since 2002. He served as Chair of the Military & Veterans' Affairs Special Committee, and was a member of the Judiciary Committee, State Affairs Committee, Administrative Regulation Review ...more

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    • Age: Died at 75 (1937-2012)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Firefighter, Paramedic
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    Piotr Małachowski is a Polish discus thrower, silver medalist at the 2008 Summer Olympics. His personal best throw is 71,84 metres, ranks Him fifth in all-time longest discus throw distances, achieved on 8 June 2013 at Hengelo, the Netherlands. Piotr's throwing distances are seen as even more remarkable ...more

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    • Age: age 32
    • Birthplace: Żuromin, Poland
    • Profession: Firefighter, Soldier, Track and field athlete
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    Lou Angeli
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    Louis P. "Lou" Angeli was an American writer and film maker.more

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    • Age: Died at 62 (1951-2013)
    • Birthplace: United States of America
    • Profession: Video journalist, Firefighter, Filmmaker
    • Credits: Answering the Call: Ground Zero's Volunteers
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    Robert John Burke
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    Robert John Burke is an American actor.more

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    • Age: age 55
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York, Washington Heights
    • Profession: Firefighter, Actor
    • Credits: Tombstone, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Good Night, and Good Luck, Limitless, + more
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