German Language Stack Exchange is a bilingual question and answer site for speakers of all levels who want to share and increase their knowledge of the German language. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I would like to know if there is a word, in German, for smokechaser as defined below?

smokechaser: a person who fights forest fires, esp. one with lightweight equipment.

Danke im voraus!

share|improve this question
up vote 6 down vote accepted

Maybe "Waldbrandbekämpfer"?

"Waldbrand" is the German word meaning "forest fire". The Wikipedia page for Waldbrand has more related terms.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.