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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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Simultaneously, tools might preclude and render impossible smooth sorties, which is why the individual fire fighter and the tool constitute a rather erratic team.
But a police insider said yesterday: "There's no suggestion that the fire fighters who have been spoken to were involved in any way.
Fire fighters regularly put themselves in harm s way to protect our lives and property and as a community we must support them where ever we can.
On the eve of the Illinois primary, we must let voters know that if Mitt Romney has his way, he will eliminate a successful public safety program that makes communities safer by keeping fire fighters on the frontlines," Schaitberger said.
On average, Airservices aviation fire fighters respond to over 7,000 emergency calls each year at Australia s busiest regional, domestic and international airports.
Joined by the brigade photographer, director of corporate communications and a 15- year old schoolboy on work experience, we were treated,if that is the word, to the kind of situations a fire fighter is likely to find himself in.
The 1993 terrorist bombing of the World Trade Center exposed deep problems with the communications systems used by fire fighters and other first responders.
In 2000, Schaitberger was elected by acclamation, becoming General President of the IAFF, which represents more than 85 percent of the professional fire fighters and paramedics in the United States and Canada.
July 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) and Masimo jointly announced the launch of a new international health and safety initiative aimed at educating fire fighters about the duty-related dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) and reducing known risk factors that unnecessarily kill and injure hundreds of fire fighters each year.
10pm yesterday but one of the fire fighters was spat at full in the face.
On each shift there is a shortage of up to 25 fire fighters across Merseyside.
WASHINGTON -- Challenging relentless political attacks, the Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union today will launch a public education campaign to defend themselves from a wave of anti-worker legislation fueled by Governor Rick Snyder and his allies in the Michigan Legislature.