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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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The district and others in the southern Willamette Valley take their fire danger cue from the state Department of Forestry.
Private fire services can save homes and property making them a viable option for homeowners who live in high fire danger areas.
Fire danger and difficulty of suppression are related exponentially to wind speed; as wind speed increases, the difficulty of putting out a fire rises at an ever increasing rate.
Parts of Lane County west of the Coast Range remained at moderate fire danger levels as of Tuesday.
The temporary restriction will remain in place until fire dangers subside.
Dangerous weather conditions in the Mt Lofty Ranges and Victoria's lower south east region has prompted authorities to issue the highest fire danger warning.
The governor distributed state fire teams throughout the area as dry winds and high temperatures increased fire danger.
Important public access information is available throughout high fire danger seasons in both states via the hotline numbers below.
The fire danger announcement imposes some restrictions for area residents.
The rainfall improved our fire danger indices which justifies this decision, said Brandon Lewis, BLM Southwest District Fire Management Officer, However, it is important to recognize the potential for wildfire still exists.
Extreme fire danger warnings are in place in over some parts of the Eyre peninsula, Yorke peninsula, Mount Lofty ranges, Murraylands, Adelaide metropolitan, Riverland regions and Kangaroo Island.
A Red Flag warning -- meaning heightened fire danger -- was issued Sunday by the National Weather Service and will continue through at least this evening.