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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 union fears fire-fighters will be made redundant if they fail fitness tests and are unable to find other work in the fire service.
The new system allows direct contact between fire-fighters from different Fire and Rescue Services and other emergency services.
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.
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
The UK has around 15,000 retained fire-fighters typically employed outside main urban centres "on call" for between 120 and 168 hours a week.
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.
West Midlands fire-fighters stage the first of their three-hour walkouts
The call comes from fire-fighters concerned at the number of businesses storing such materials on their premises.
Telly fire-fighters Michael Garner and Ben Onwukwe are to illustrate the safe way to enjoy Bonfire Night.
Fire-fighters went out in Coventry city centre to get support from shoppers in a battle against cuts.