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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"Without the Fire and Rescue Services these animals would not have survived."
"We are devolving budgeting down to stakeholders to link financial movement down to the operational level of the organisation," explains Martin Reohorn, Director of Finance and Assets at Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, "Budgeting is a good example as with the help of TechnologyOne, we have shaved weeks off the process and increased budgeting workflow visibility to key stakeholders."
A spokeswoman for Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service explained that there were two fire appliances in attendance along with a technical rescue vehicle and a station manager.
Contract: dorset and wiltshire and avon fire and rescue services - tender for cleaning services
"The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service do a great job in protecting our community and a key role in this are their various fire safety initiatives.
"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."
Mrs Baird said: "In my response to the recent government consultation on bringing fire and rescue services into the remit of PCCs I rejected the need.
"I have suggested that we set up a collaborative board with members from Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, Northumberland County Council and the office of the Police and Crime Commissioner so that we can systematically work together to improve our services to the public and where possible to bring economies.
We will work with North Wales Fire and Rescue Service during the transition period."
A spokesman for Cheshire Fire and Rescue service said: "Firefighters rescued a large dog that was stuck down a brook embankment.
SCOTLAND'S national fire and rescue service unveiled their shiny new engines yesterday.
IN YOUR article, "Off-shore fire risk ignored" (June 15) you quote Sefton MP Bill Esterson in a Westminster debate saying that "Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service is set to lose its marine arm as a result of Government spending cuts".

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