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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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Firefighters whove lost their lives in the line of duty are also remembered.
The firefighters honored were: Firefighter/paramedic Jamieson Shea, who organized the trip; Firefighter/EMT Sarah Colburn; Firefighter/EMT James DiVirgilio; Firefighter Brandon Hamilton; Firefighter James Healy; Firefighter/EMT Juan Hernandez; Firefighter Matt McAuliffe; and Firefighter/EMT James Turner.
Said Steve Tufts, president of the United Firefighters of Los Angeles City: "The firefighters union has long held the belief that changes need to be made in key leadership positions within the LAFD.
I would go back and ask the firefighter to revisit his commitment to FEMA, to firefighting and to the citizens of this country," said Hudak, who insisted that the fire chiefs who had assigned the firefighters to federal duty knew the nature of the assignment.
Typical cases covered include the destruction of a commercial building, the related destruction of several properties in several states, the involvement of a firefighter in insurance fraud, retaliation and gang-related violence, the lack of firefighting systems in buildings, the use of accelerants, and spousal revenge.
Later, Schaitberger showed me a photograph of himself riding on Air Force One with Bill Clinton, who, like Kerry, enjoyed and profited by the support of the firefighters.
Edelman and colleagues found that 9 of the 110 chemicals were elevated in samples from firefighters who responded to the WTC as compared to the control firefighters.
Regardless of a forest fire's cause, firefighters use similar methods to break the fire chain.
Of course, the more levels the computer travels up the tree, the less compatible (in terms of P-WE fit) the identified occupation would be with the Firefighter occupation.
The program is helping to build awareness that firefighters are at an increased risk for bladder cancer and death from the disease.
Firefighters from the Franklin Street station, mostly from Groups 4 and 2, helped raised roughly $9,500 for the memorial to honor Firefighter Davies.
Bright is remembered because in 1902 he was promoted to lieutenant, presenting the Fire Department with a problem it wasn't ready to deal with: how to subordinate white firefighters to a ranking black man.