Signing Time Dictionary

We are committed to providing resources for parents who value signing with their children. Our sign language dictionary includes over 400 common signs including the top starter sings for your baby. For each word, there is a video, diagram, and teaching notes to make learning new signs easy. Many of our signs include free downloadable ASL Flashcards to help reinforce the signs taught in our series.

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Firefighter in Sign Language

Learn how to sign firefighter in ASL (American Sign Language) and talk about this important (and often kid favorite!) community hero.

  1. Bring one hand up to your forehead, palm out. Keep your four fingers pressed together pointing up and tuck the thumb into your palm.
  2. Tap the back of your hand on your forehead a couple of times.
  3. This sign looks like the front of a firefighter’s helmet. Use this visual to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips – to learn how to sign firefighter in ASL

  • Educational games for preschool often entail creative play and mimic of the grownup world. Provide costumes of community helpers (firefighters, police, doctors, etc.) and encourage children to imagine themselves as the heroes. Practice the sign as you go!
  • Community firehouses often welcome visitors for a tour and a little lesson on fire safety. See if you can arrange a trip to a local firehouse to check things out. Practice the sign as you explore this important community fixture!

Firefighter. Show the shield on the firefighter’s hat. Firefighter.

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