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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Equally, the success of fire and rescue services in prevention holds important lessons for the police.
People know that the fire and rescue service puts out fires and attends road traffic collisions, but there's so much more work that we do to help create the safest community.
Richard Bull, Tyne & Wear Fire and Rescue Service's chief fire officer, said: "Nina is a great asset to the fire and rescue service.
And the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service has seen an increase in the number of animalrelated callouts, due to improved relations with the RSPCA and greater public awareness.
A North Wales Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: "We sent three appliances to the fire.
He said: "It has been a tremendous honour to lead Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service for nine years and to have been part of its success for over 20 years.
The cost of hoax calls drains resources from the fire and rescue service.
A project to develop e-fire, the UK's first online Fire and Rescue Service portal, has been unveiled by Parity Business Solutions, an IT services company.
Dave Pemberton, for Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "Warwickshire's Fire and Rescue Service is committed to working with young people within the local community and we want to encourage as many young people as possible into the service.
We have previously deployed crews to other areas of the country such as Cumbria and Wiltshire when they have been overcome by flooding, and these new assets will enhance our ability to support fellow fire and rescue services in a major flood incident.
The area served by Northumbria Police has two fire services - Tyne and Wear, which serves Sunderland, Gateshead, Newcastle and North and South Tyneside, and Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service.
Major organization : SOUTH WALES FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE

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