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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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Members of the Fire Brigades Union are due to walk out for 47 hours from 10am tomorrow, leaving staff from a private firm to provide emergency cover.
He said London Fire Brigade was "available for talks any time" in a bid to prevent the weekend strike.
Thatkare, who led the Mumbai Fire Brigade in rescuing over 200 people from the Taj Hotel, is thankful to god as none from his team lost life in the action.
Incidentally, neither the Wagle Estate fire brigade nor the residents knew that the firemen were trapped in the lift.
Call the fire brigade and follow fire emergency procedures at your workplace.
The fire occurred in the warehouse," said Larnaca Fire Brigade Chief Ezekiel Papadopoulos, adding, "the direct intervention of the Fire Brigade with four engines and the collaboration of officers and soldiers of the camp helped in bringing the fire under control and prevent it from spreading beyond the warehouse.
The fire brigade told us that a fire can spread really fast; within 3 minutes a whole room could go up in flames.
Stephanie, of Holyoak Close, Bedworth, said: "The Dunlop Factory in Coventry had its own fire brigade, as did every large factory in Coventry during the war.
My mum and dad probably wouldn't be here now if it wasn't for the local fire brigade.
A Fire Brigade source said: "It was a very bad fire.
Durham and Darlington Fire Brigade was also accused last night of wasting tax-payers' money after it emerged that it could have settled the case for a much lower payout weeks ago.
Cornwall Fire Brigade has announced that it is to axe 15 operational posts if funding is not secured for 06/07.