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Firefighter

A slang term for a person who solves problems as they arise. The term connotes the idea that the firefighter is distracted from dealing with larger issues because minor problems prevent him/her from doing so.
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Extreme fire danger has been issued in some parts of Victoria as total fire bans are in place for Wimmera, some regions in Gipplsnad and Mailee.
No homes were lost, and no one was injured, but fire danger continues high today.
This improbable coalition is taking the fire danger Out of the backwoods one acre at a time.
The park will remain closed until enough rain falls to ease the fire danger, he said.
He said Willamette foresters are monitoring fire conditions daily and will adjust access according to fire danger.
Saturday, with a combination of strong winds, warm temperatures and low humidity creating the potential for ``explosive'' fire danger.
It's going to take a significant amount of rain to get the kind of moisture that will reduce fire danger," Ockfen said.
Commissioned to help bring attention to fire safety issues during National Fire Safety Month, the survey of 1,008 California homeowners also found that, while 50 percent of homeowners living in zip-code areas with identified fire danger believe the fire danger in their community is "moderate" or "high," nearly half (49%) of homeowners in the same areas believe their fire risk is "low.
Fall typically is the season of greatest fire danger in local forests because leaves and needles are dry and extremely flammable, fire officials said.
Some of the new weather variables that can now be plotted through CustomWeather's easy-to-use OpenGIS(R)-based map server include high and low temperatures, humidity, precipitation, fire danger, UV index, wind speed, visibility, sunshine, dew point, and jet stream winds.
But times have changed from the days when hundreds of tumbleweeds would roll through the valley, creating traffic hazards, blocking doors and driveways and raising the brush fire danger.
The Willamette National Forest moved to "high" fire danger today.