List of Famous Firefighters

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.

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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. 
  • Tom Westman (born January 4, 1964) is a reality TV personality best known as the winner of the tenth season of the U.S. reality show Survivor.
  • Steven Vincent Buscemi ( boo-SEM-i, Italian: [buʃˈʃɛːmi]; born December 13, 1957) is an American actor, filmmaker and former firefighter. He has starred in films such as Parting Glances, New York ...more
  • Brian Douglas Williams (born May 5, 1959) is an American journalist at NBC News, currently serving as the chief anchor for the network's cable news channel MSNBC and as host of the network's nightly ...more
  • Daniel James White (September 2, 1946 – October 21, 1985) was a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors who murdered San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk, on Monday, ...more
  • Ryan Allen Sutter (born September 14, 1974) was the "winner" (final bachelor) chosen by Trista Rehn on the television show The Bachelorette. Sutter, a Colorado firefighter, and Rehn were married in a ...more
  • John C. Morris (born December 16, 1978; nicknamed "Johnny Mo") is a Canadian curler, and two-time Olympic gold medallist from Canmore, Alberta. Morris played third for the Kevin Martin team until ...more
  • Keith Hector Jardine (born October 31, 1975) is an American actor and retired mixed martial artist who most notably competed in the UFC and Strikeforce. Jardine was known for upset victories in bouts ...more
  • Jill Carroll (born October 6, 1977) is an American former journalist (now working as a firefighter) who was kidnapped and ultimately released in Iraq. Carroll was a reporter for the Christian Science ...more
  • 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 ...more
  • Paul Neal "Red" Adair (June 18, 1915 – August 7, 2004) was an American oil well firefighter. He became notable as an innovator in the highly specialized and hazardous profession of extinguishing and ...more
  • Olaf Karl Tufte (born 27 April 1976 in Tønsberg) is a Norwegian rower, firefighter and farmer. From his sporting endeavors he currently holds four Olympic medals and six world championship ...more
  • Patrice Servelle (born 20 July 1974 in Monaco) 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 ...more
  • Blake Richards (born November 8, 1974) is a Canadian politician, who was re-elected for a third term in the riding of Banff—Airdrie on October 19, 2015. He was previously elected in the electoral ...more
  • Jānis Miņins (born 15 August 1980 in Kuldīga) 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 ...more
  • Sir Michael Alan Penning (born 28 September 1957) is a British Conservative Party politician, who has served as Member of Parliament for Hemel Hempstead since 2005. Penning was the Minister of State ...more
  • Carl J. Gatto (December 29, 1937 – April 10, 2012) was a Republican member of the Alaska House of Representatives, representing the 13th District since 2002. He served as Chair of the Military & ...more
  • Piotr Małachowski (Polish pronunciation: [ˈpjɔtr mawaˈxɔfski]; born 7 June 1983) is a Polish discus thrower, two-time silver medalist at the 2008 Summer Olympics and 2016 Summer Olympics. His ...more
  • Louis P. "Lou" Angeli (August 11, 1951 – December 14, 2013) was an American writer and film maker.
  • Robert John Burke (born September 12, 1960) is an American actor.
  • Jack McGee (born February 2, 1949) is an American television and film character actor. He has appeared in over 100 films and television series.McGee is perhaps best known as Chief Jerry Reilly on the ...more
  • James Leland Walters Jr. (born June 13, 1969) is an American actor and singer, best known for his roles on Beverly Hills, 90210 and The Heights and his number one single "How Do You Talk to an Angel".
  • Anthony Joseph Cannella (born March 22, 1969) is an American politician who previously served in the California State Senate. A Republican, he represented the 12th Senate District, which encompasses ...more
  • Keith William Hart (born August 21, 1951) is a Canadian-American retired professional wrestler and firefighter. He is a member of the Hart wrestling family and the third son of Helen and Stu Hart, ...more
  • Julius Daniels (November 20, 1901 – October 18, 1947) was an American Piedmont blues musician. His song "99 Year Blues" appeared on the box set Anthology of American Folk Music and has been covered ...more
  • Caroline Paul (born July 29, 1963 in New York City) is an American writer of fiction and non-fiction.