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Firefighting

A slang term for solving 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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Then comes the issues of old buildings and old shopping malls as we know that up to 80 per cent buildings in Karachi don't have their own fire fighting arrangements.
In addition to various fire fighting courses, the school also offers courses, such as "Buttercup," a wet trainer that teaches pipe patching and shoring; a repair party leader course; courses for the gas-free engineer; maintaining watertight doors; foam generating equipment; and general to Students spend hours making sure that all the pits, nicks, dings and discoloration are polished out their brass and insignia every day during training.
Mike Bonomolo, "The Future Army Tactical Fire Fighting Truck," Engineer, January-March 2005, pp 59-61.
Some of the downward trend in numbers of wildfires across the decades may stem from changes in population distribution and fire fighting policy Analysis of lake sediments in the American West, however, points to another possible driver behind these trends: climate change.
FIRESCOPE (Fire Fighting Resources of California Organized for Potential Emergencies) is a cooperative effort involving all agencies with fire fighting responsibilities in California; available from http://firescope.
Extinguishing fires more quickly reduces water damage in buildings, and enables fire fighting crews and equipment to return home faster.
SCAMP is designed as a self-contained breathing apparatus and cooling system suit with applications for Fire Fighting, EMT, Homeland Security, Dept.
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He said that such mock drills not only help identify weaknesses in our system and provide an opportunity for improvement and enhancement in capabilities and skills of the Fire Fighting and Rescue staff but also test the
Talking to reporter, he said that firemen and rescue staff of E&DM would be trained on modern lines, and would be equipped with latest Fire Tenders and other fire fighting devices to ensure maximum safety in the federal capital.
ABATLEYfirmsupplying fire fighting equipment is blazing ahead with orders extending to December next year.
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