A male that is trained to extinguish and suppress fires and operate and implement fire department operations, tools, and techniques. Most fire fighters work a 24hr/48hr. on/off schedule. These fine men are also commonly superior to police officers in the public eye.
Women are also a very new thing to the fire service, but it is, and has always been a predominatly male job. Most women in the service are Lesbians. Some states also require the fire fighter to be a trained EMT to perform this job.