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.
He told the paper that firefighters cannot let fear get in the way, and that the job was not about the money.
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.
It will be eight hours of driving for 10 hours of work," Firefighter Shea said, adding that it will be worth it to deliver the donated supplies.
LAFD psychologist Robert Scott said firefighters can witness more trauma and pain in one shift than some people see in a lifetime, so they use humor to cope.
Service was crippled in New York City, so firefighter Butler phoned home and asked his wife to "call the firehouse and tell the guys where we're at.
Firefighter Life Safety Resource Kits produced by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) are being distributed to over 30,000 U.
in which Firefighter Jon Davies was killed and Firefighter Brian Carroll was injured.