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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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Var of the fire fighters, ambulance, the police at scene
Henry Chavez, chairman of the Houston Fire Fighters Burned Children's Fund, said, "Calendar sales help our organization support children recovering from burns and injuries as well as our fire safety and prevention education.
Fortunately no casualty was reported as most of the shoppers had left the centre when the incident occurred while a few who were there were rescued by fire fighters without any harm or injury.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: "When ambulance staff and fire fighters arrived they found the property filled with smoke.
Labor has always stood up for Tasmanian workers and we are proud to have been able to deliver this critical reform that recognises the vital role fire fighters play in protecting our community, Mr O Byrne said.
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.
Eight fire engines were sent to the scene of the blaze shortly before 8am, with fire fighters using three water jets to extinguish the flames.
The fire fighters took 20 minutes to remove the ring, after staff at Queen Elizabeth hospital, Woolwich, were unable to prise it from the man's genitals.
This event highlights the difficult and gruelling circumstances that fire fighters have to face daily, which can often tragically end with harsh consequences.
Every year, thousands of fire fighters are injured while protecting the public.
Norgren received a medal of valor from the Detroit Fire Fighters Association and a meritorious medallion award from the Detroit Firemen's Fund.