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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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The new station will provided our fire fighters with the modern facilities they need and deserve.
North west chair of The Fire Fighters Charity and chief fire officer Mark Cashin said: "The charity car wash is a great way to not only increase awareness of road safety but also to raise money for The Fire Fighters Charity, which has provided assistance to serving and retired firefighters for more than 75 years."
All individual online donations made to fire fighters during this campaign will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, up to $10,000.
Mr Jakeway, pictured, who was named as a recipient of the Queens Fire Service Medal in the Queen's Birthday Honours List last weekend, said: "The Fire Fighters Charity provide exceptional support for all fire and rescue service staff and their families.
Due to the hilly terrain, the civic agency's fire tenders are unable to take part in the fire extinguishing process and so the civic body has to rely on citizens and fire fighters that it hires.
At least 34 fire fighters from the local government units and BFP rushed the scene.
After receiving information, the fire fighters from different stations and rescue workers rushed to the spot and started rescue work.
In line with firefighters fire erupted in eight shops of wood and after four hour struggle fire fighters overcame the fire.
Fire fighters teams from Saman, Headquarter and industrial area police station rushed to the site in less than five minutes.
To extinguished the extended fire four more fire tenders and additional fire fighters were sent on the spot form central fire station with bowser.
Fire fighters took the fire under control after one and half hour lasting efforts.
This November, Horse Lake First Nation and the County of Grande Prairie entered into a two-year partnership that will bring advanced fire fighting skills and training to the volunteer fire fighters in Horse Lake.