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Firefighting

A slang term for solving 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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About Halon: Halon, a commonly used product in fire fighting, will be phased out by 2003 under the 'Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer'.
Angloco Ltd, the UK's longest-established builder of fire fighting vehicles, haswon record orders from customers across the world.
The words on a plaque hanging on the wall at the schoolhouse tell the story behind the name of Farrier Fire Fighting School in Norfolk.
On 5 April 1974, the Department of the Army (DA) approved a Required Operational Capability (ROC) document for a family of fire fighting equipment.
Western has its own fleet of wildland fire fighting trucks and apparatus.
Weatherly Aircraft Company, with manufacturing located at McClellan Business Park near Sacramento, CA, designs, manufactures and sells leading cost-efficient, safe and reliable aerial application aircraft for agricultural chemical spraying and fire fighting for domestic and foreign markets.
The Contractor shall provide labor, equipment and material to perform all Tests, Inspections, Certifications, Maintenance and Repairs to Certify Fire Fighting Systems and Equipment for Cook County Department of Facilities Management in accordance with the National Fire Protection Association for fire-fighting systems and equipment.
Rawalpindi -- Acting President Fire & Safety Association Pakistan Ghulam Muhammad Naz, said Thursday that fire fighting should be included in syllabus to prepare the young generation to face any disaster.
Fire-fighter suspended for negligence PESHAWAR, December 09, 2009 (Balochistan Times): The NWFP Senior Minister Bashir Ahmad Bilour ordered for suspension of the fire-fighting officer of the District Government Peshawar for negligence and non interest in fire fighting at timber market outside Yakatoot Peshawar.
A COMPANY supplying fire fighting vehicles is blazing ahead - with orders stretching to the end of next year.
The French Ministry of Emergencies handed over humanitarian aid to the Main Fire Fighting Service of the Kyrgyz Ministry of Emergencies on May 21.