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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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38 caliber revolver and threatened to shoot fire fighters and anyone else who would try to enter his house.
Till filing of report, the fire fighters were still engaged in controlling over fire while the area Police also called a crane to remove the remains because of fear of more persons under the debris.
Earlier, DEO Dr Ejaz distributed commendatory certificates among fire fighters over their best performance.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: "When ambulance staff and fire fighters arrived they found the property filled with smoke.
The TPASS[R] Telemetry Safety Kit includes fifteen TPASS[R] 3 Fire Fighter telemetry-PASS "man-down" Alarms that are monitored by either of the two SuperCELL[R] SC500 Portable Incident Command Monitors or Portable Incident Alarm included in the kit.
Three more injured, who were rescued by fire fighters, were in stable condition.
Jan Carr, fundraising coordinator for the charity at Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service, said: "We had a great response from the public and the firefighters who took part in the car washes across stations in Merseyside on Saturday, March 16, and I would like to thank you all very much for supporting our Fire Fighters Charity.
However, others involved in the decision believe that putting tourists to work is a bad idea, even though they may be fire fighters.
A total of 10 fire fighters with two trucks from the southwestern city of Blagoevgrad have headed off to Mount Athos, Bulgaria's Chief Commissar Nikolay Nikolov, the head of the Bulgarian fire fighting service, announced Saturday.
At its height, 40 fire fighters were working to bring the blaze under control, as well as fire fighters searching the building to check if anyone was inside.
A PROBE has been launched into a flat blaze that saw a mum being rescued by fire fighters.
FIRE fighters from Bangor fought a gorse fire near Talybont yesterday.