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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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Fire danger remains high and forestry officials continue to urge people to be careful with fire while recreating in the woods and at home.
A recent 18-acre fire in the Coburg Hills and another near Sweet Home on Tuesday were reminders that fire danger remains high.
Meanwhile, there are no restrictions on legal activity in the Willamette National Forest despite the designation of "high" fire danger, spokeswoman Judy McHugh said.
While a third of areas logged in the salvage effort will eventually be burned under controlled conditions to eliminate such debris and reduce fire danger, scientists cautioned that such burning could cause additional damage to both seedlings and soil.
Most months, the company allows hunting, fishing and hiking - as long as people mind their manners with garbage dumping and graffiti - but wants visitors to first check a recorded message that will alert them to fire danger and logging conflicts.
The Oregon Department of Forestry on Thursday closed state forestlands in the South Cascade District to smoking and to any open fires because of high fire danger.
Because of increased fire danger, the South Cascade District of Lane County today imposed more strict regulations on recreational activities in the land it protects.
An extreme fire danger rating is in place for parts of 18 Bulgarian regions, said the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (NIMH).
"No matter how many times we tell people they still attempt to cook food over open flames in a critical fire danger area.