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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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Can learned factors or perhaps inherent traits be replicated and conveyed in training so that a soldier's chance of surviving initial firefights is similar to that of a seasoned combat veteran?
Jessica Biel, in her most complex and natural screen performance to date, is a single mom who lost a hand in that firefight.
During the heavy firefight, one American soldier was also killed and two other coalition troops were injured.
Afghan officials on Wednesday had claimed Mansour was injured in a firefight following a verbal dispute at a meeting of militant commanders in Pakistan.
Arrojado said firefight sparked when troops on special mission assaulted the harbor area of Ben Saudi's group in the village of Liang, Patikul Township.
Five policeman were killed in a firefight with insurgents in Balabolak district of western Farah province, police chief Fazil Yar said in a statement, adding that militants attacked the policemen when they were on their way to Farah City, the provincial capital.
The police besieged the area and the firefight began around midnight.
Two members of an Ethiopian smuggling ring have been killed in a firefight with Saudi security forces in the Kingdom's southern border with Yemen, the Border Guard said on Sunday.
In a text message to reporters, Gazmin confirmed that there was a firefight between rebels and peacekeepers at Position 68, one of the posts held by Filipino troops, AP reported.
The firefight erupted after militants stormed police check posts in the area, he said, adding security forces escaped unhurt during the clash.
It said the Alvand and Bushehr sped to the scene, engaged in a firefight and forced the pirates to retreat.
Ukrainian nationalists Right Sector were blamed for the attack but officials FIREFIGHT A pro-Russian militant by burnt-out truck in Kiev denied the claim.