Representing the character ‘who puts out fires’ the firefighter can portray 'dousing' feelings. Meeting police in a dream can be a symbol of restriction and the firefighter can symbolize dousing passion and anger. At work, you may be the ‘firefighter’ rushing in to solve everyone’s problems as a way of validating your worth. Perhaps there is insecurity surrounding your ability to delegate and as a problem solver, you find a road of many problems. Just as a person with a hammer sees only nails, a person with a fire extinguishing device will find many fires. As a character representing you, the firefighter may be ‘putting out your fire’ in terms of passion, sexuality and feelings. This character can also portray the defense mechanism at play in controlling anger or feelings. In this case, acknowledging anger may be required. See Fire.