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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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The new station in Ararat will be a significant boost to fire services in the region, giving the Ararat Fire Brigade a modern base from which they can respond to emergencies.
However, he stressed that more big snorkels are needed in Karachi to make the fire brigade more efficient.
He said welfare of fire brigade employees our priority and for this jobs are given to the family member of deceased employees and financial help for education and marriage of children of employees.
According to eye witnesses, the fire brigade vehicles reached the site after a delay of 45 minutes, while the officials were able to take the water pipe to the ninth floor after an hour.
Andrew McCardle was walking along Marton Road this morning when he noticed flames coming from the bottom of a passing car and ended up calling the Fire Brigade after fearing for the driver's life.
Of the UK's 44 fire brigades with tower blocks in their areas, 31 told BBC's Newsnight they would have instantly sent a high ladder to such a tragedy.
Var of fire brigade teams spraying water to the fire on top of the ladder
This is the second batch to graduate establishment in 2005 of the fire brigade force by South Sudan's former founding leader, Dr.
London Fire Brigade said the blaze was contained within the service tunnel once the power supply was isolated and that no buildings were affected.
Considering the city's increasing requirements, KMC is looking after fire brigade, rescue services and training of fire brigade officers in latest techniques to enable them to deal with all emergencies properly and protect life and property.
A Fire Brigade spokesman said: "An internal fire brigade investigation into an individual is ongoing and as such we're unable to comment.
According to Courion, London Fire Brigade has slashed the volume of calls to its IT Service Desk at shift changes, significantly reducing the overhead costs of password resets.