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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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Fire-fighters managed to extinguish the fire soon after the explosion had taken place.
The new system allows direct contact between fire-fighters from different Fire and Rescue Services and other emergency services.
The UK's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) regulations certainly fall within that definition, with the result that IFTC's facilities are used to train airport fire-fighters from all over the world.
Union officials representing the part-time (or retained) fire-fighters insisted they have sufficient strength to provide adequate emergency cover in 90 per cent of the UK.
The union fears fire-fighters will be made redundant if they fail fitness tests and are unable to find other work in the fire service.
It appears that once they get the fire-fighters to do their bidding, those three words are used by their bosses to backtrack Val Henderson, Rubery
Probationary fire-fighters Sean Bostrom and Paul Mandara volunteered to take part in their first cat rescue and reunited the pet with its owner, Ken Young.
A man refused to leave his blazing Coventry flat as fire-fighters hammered on the door.
In a message on International Firefighters' Day, the chief minister said that objective of observing this day was to pay homage to fire-fighters who rescued lives and played their role in minimizing loss due to fires.
The Government said a deal on the table gave fire-fighters "one of the most generous pension schemes in all the public sector".
AN 85-year-old man remained in a critical condition yesterday at Larnaca general hospital after inhaling toxic gases in his flat where fire-fighters saved him from being burnt alive.
ISLAMABAD, May 03, 2009 (Balochistan Times) -- Like other part of the world, the International Fire-Fighters Day (IFFD) will also be marked in Pakistan on Monday in memories of the fire-fighters, who lost their lives in different rescue activities.