Firefighter


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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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Important as firefighters were to Kerry in the primaries, they'll mean even more to him this fall,
Although the levels of several of the chemicals measured were higher in the exposed firefighters as compared to the control firefighters, it is important to note that the levels were still relatively low compared to safety standards set for workplaces and the general population.
Loughlin, Long and Amaral said they are paying all costs associated with administering the tests for both paid and volunteer firefighters in their districts who want to be tested.
Firefighter Carroll had a vision for the memorial and sketched it out on a legal pad.
That station was one of two on South Central Avenue that were dedicated as black firehouses in the early 1900s when the department segregated its black firefighters after it promoted a black firefighter to lieutenant for the first time.
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is an extremely important organization and we are proud to be part of an event that is giving firefighters the recognition and honor they deserve," said Dave Pelton, Director, Global Marketing, ANSUL.
Firefighter Davies, a 43-year-old veteran firefighter and father of three sons, was killed.
While most firefighters and stations handle humor in a positive way, he said, he also has been trying to develop alternatives to hazing and pranks to take the edge off stress on the job.
Captain Jonas recalled that when they emerged from the rubble a fellow firefighter "looked up and he saw one of the guys' front pieces, saw the Ladder Six front piece.
Firefighter Life Safety Resource Kits produced by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) are being distributed to over 30,000 U.
It was pretty obvious they took a pretty big hit," Firefighter Shea said.
When Mathis asked Berkman if she had any regrets about suing, the veteran firefighter answered no, adding: ``I did it because it had to be done.