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.
I will be working in Westminster to ensure other fire and rescue services are similarly equipped.
Mr Penning said: "As a former firefighter and now Minister for Policing and Fire, I know from first-hand experience how well the police and fire and rescue service can work together.
The Fire and Rescue Services require a provision for supplying end of Life vehicles to station based locations for Road Traffic Collision training and other vehicle accident reduction schemes.
Speaking in the House of Commons, Mr Lavery said: "Northumberland fire and rescue service made proposals last week further to cut front-line services, which will undoubtedly compromise public safety and the safety of people in the brigade.
We will work with North Wales Fire and Rescue Service during the transition period.
From Monday, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) will replace the previous eight regional divisions.
The RNLI Flood Rescue Team joined teams from Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service for the two-day exercise in the Menai Straits.
She added: "North Wales Fire and Rescue Service have included cost of retained fire fighters, fuel etc but not cost of whole time firefighters, as these are paid irrespective of going to a call-out.
Wyn Edwards, assistant chief fire officer with Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, said: "The Swansea West appliance has encountered some technical difficulties which the manufacturers and the service's engineers are working hard to rectify.
Durham fire and rescue service is celebrating slashing arson by more than 25pc.
The Montgomery County, MD Fire and Rescue Service is assisting the program with administrative and logistical support.

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