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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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The key applications that could be explored in the Fire Fighting Foam Market include Ship & Shipyard, Petroleum & Petrochemical, Airport, Warehouse, and Other.
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.
Fire fighters from Canada and all seven Emirates will compete against each other, in six categories relating to fire fighting and rescue, in a three day challenge running alongside the trade event.
The order, valued at over NOK6m, covers low-pressure water mist fire fighting systems for an industrial project.
They undergo Journeyman Instructor Training en route to Farrier Fire Fighting School, and then course-specific training once they check aboard.
Mike Bonomolo, "The Future Army Tactical Fire Fighting Truck," Engineer, January-March 2005, pp 59-61.
The NFPA -- the national advisory body that oversees suggested codes and standards for fire fighting procedures, gear and equipment -- for the first time recommended minimum manpower and response times to be applied uniformly to all fire companies.
The collective aim: to decrease the devastation to people and property wrought by fire and simultaneously trim the taxpayer's fire fighting bill.
The adjacent 35,000 SF field house will contain the latest in fire fighting technology, including structural fire fighting simulators.
Activation of the statewide Fire and Rescue Mutual Aid System brought in hundreds of additional fire engines and other fire fighting resources to assist, but the raging fire also routed many of these units.
Fire fighting foams, like other chemical products, are being held to more stringent environmental standards.