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Firefighting

A slang term for solving 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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At the forefront of firefighting technology, Magirus provides a comprehensive range of state-of-the-art fire trucks, ladders, rescue and equipment vehicles as well as pumping equipment.
The firefighting fleet of CDA has already demonstrated its professional role in extinguish fire in other cities of the country besides Islamabad.
The size and ferocity of the blaze prompted the Army to send dozens of soldiers to take part in firefighting efforts.
The firefighting teams managed to extinguish the fire on Monday evening.
Ten firefighting detachments (also called a firefighting team or fire truck), which are each authorized 7 personnel.
In the firefighting profession, a few seconds can spell the difference between life and death.
Al-Ruhaimy said the new firefighting systems and equipment comply with international civil aviation standards.
Firefighting services funded by insurance carriers are not first responders and, therefore, are not on the scene trying to contain or extinguish a spreading wildfire.
Clusters of firms with the same focus can be found in other Oregon communities, such as Bend or Medford, but "I think Eugene is probably one of the bigger ones that supply not only the logging industry but firefighting," said Kermadine Barton, regional contracting officer for fire procurement for the U.
The firefighting system involves teams of four to five firefighters, including a chemical fire engine driver, with each team taking an eight-hour shift.
2 -- color) A P2V Neptune firefighting tanker returns from a retardant drop Wednesday on the Day Fire, which has burned more than 29,000 acres in an area southwest of Pyramid Lake.
As with the history of technology, Eating Smoke contributes more to the institutional history of insurance than to that of firefighting.