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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TRIBUTE: Frederick Smee was a volunteer fireman in World War II
Horst Hickl, a volunteer fireman, said: "Some of the boys who have been in there and taken a glimpse for themselves report a hellish scene of melted skis, jackets and personal possessions.
Taylor credits his years as a volunteer fireman with providing him the foundation that helped his career.
Chaney, 40, has been a volunteer fireman since he was 16.
So when the torrential July rainstorm drenched the charred slopes, "it was just like dumping water over concrete," said volunteer fireman Scott Melvin.
And that's just as well, added a former volunteer fireman, because most of Hightstown's firemen are too scared to climb up the 135 foot ladder.
MINNEAPOLIS -- A volunteer fireman from Pike County, Georgia who is credited with saving four lives in two years received The American Legion's Firefighter of the Year Award today.
He worked at Wyman Gordon in Grafton for 25 years and was a volunteer fireman for the Town of Northbridge for many years.
He served as a volunteer fireman in his town and was in the marine army national guard during his time with the state.
Milroy, a former EMT and volunteer fireman, started with White Lodging in 2007 as a guest service representative, working her way up through various positions including front desk supervisor, housekeeping manager, assistant general manager and operations manager to reach her new position.
He also served as a volunteer fireman for 12 years, and was named Cottage Grove Junior First Citizen in 1955, and Boss of the Year in 1968.

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