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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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Asaduzzaman Khan informed that one fire service station is being constructed in each upazila across the country.
Odisha's Special Relief Commissioner had sought the help of Fire and Emergency Service for assistance in the rescue operation following which the Director General of Odisha Fire Service selected a team of 20 trained personnel who have worked during Kerala flood and deputed them on the emergency duty.
West Midlands Fire Service added that 13 firefighters had attended the scene after receiving the 999 call at 6.18pm on Tuesday.
Joe is no stranger to war either as he took a short break from the fire service to join the RAF as a bomber command flight engineer from 1943 to 1944.
Mrs Lomax, from New Brighton, joined the fire service in Wallasey in July, 1973, and transferred to Merseyside in 1974, going on to become group fire control officer and in 2011 took on a new role as head of the operational intelligence unit.
And he warned: "People will definitely be at much more risk and our ability to respond in the way we currently do will be severely disrupted, so therefore will have an increased chance of losing their life or suffering injury." Mr Randeniya was giving evidence to the Commons Communities and Local Government Committee, which is holding an inquiry into fire service funding.
West Midland Fire Service has released information showing if the current 12.6 per cent reductions continue up to 2015 then up to 11 stations could go as it is forced to cut pounds 30million in costs.
Mr Anderson said he had discussed the impact of cuts with local fire chiefs, saying: "They have told me categorically that over a four-year period, Tyne & Wear fire service is facing a 35% budget cut.
"At the busiest time, more than 50 fire service resources were dealing with incidents across the area."
A source in the fire service said: "We are all aware of the rules and the fact there is zero tolerance to this type of thing.
A full investigation will be carried out by the police and fire service."
The fire service said another sofa had been set alight in the street earlier and a shed was also damaged in a fire.

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