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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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Many of the students are hoping to follow a career in the public service industry and were able to learn from the expertise and knowledge of Martin, who advised that, although the West Midlands Fire Service is not currently recruiting for uniformed personnel, opportunities will exist in future.
According to the fire service some five hectares of dry shrub and wild vegetation were burnt and there are five fire trucks from the fire service at the scene, one from the forestry department, two from the British bases, one from the game department.
UL plans to expand upon previous research studies that examined fire dynamics, fire service tactics and hands-on firefighter training, including:
A spokeswoman for the fire service said there was a significant amount of burning.
The fire service intends to shed the jobs by not replacing retiring employees but has not ruled out compulsory redundancies for back office staff.
More than 337,000 false alarms were attended by the fire service across the UK in 2010/2011, at a cost of more than PS1 billion according to the Department for Communities and Local Government.
Joe is no stranger to war either as he took a short break from the fire service to join the RAF as a bomber command flight engineer from 1943 to 1944.
West Midlands Fire Service says the current formula will mean it will have lost 27 per cent of its government funding since 2000.
Mr Anderson said he had discussed the impact of cuts with local fire chiefs, saying: "They have told me categorically that over a four-year period, Tyne & Wear fire service is facing a 35% budget cut.
A spokesman for the Mid and West Wales Fire Service said the man had made his way to a small island on the river but was up to his waist in water.
It was reported to the fire service authorities who immediately suspended STASH By OWEN HUGHES the firefighter and launched an investigation.
A fire service spokeswoman said: "The North Wales Police helicopter, Fire and Rescue Service and Ambulance Service commenced a search of the area with the help of two trained divers who were in the area at the time.