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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 number of fires caused by fireworks has risen by 18."Fire-fighters also responded to 20 car accidents, one incident of an ecological nature, and 48 incidents of technical origin, as written by TASR.
Fire-fighters managed to extinguish the fire soon after the explosion had taken place.
"Warren, Peter's brother, a fire-fighter for Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service and his other brother, Ian, loved the idea and before we knew it, we had over 30 volunteers to help us to make it possible."
The new system allows direct contact between fire-fighters from different Fire and Rescue Services and other emergency services.
The UK's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) regulations certainly fall within that definition, with the result that IFTC's facilities are used to train airport fire-fighters from all over the world.
Union officials representing the part-time (or retained) fire-fighters insisted they have sufficient strength to provide adequate emergency cover in 90 per cent of the UK.
The union fears fire-fighters will be made redundant if they fail fitness tests and are unable to find other work in the fire service.
It appears that once they get the fire-fighters to do their bidding, those three words are used by their bosses to backtrack Val Henderson, Rubery
Dave was set up by his now former friends, fire-fighters who were struggling to find prizes for the raffle and ideas, so chose their colleague while he was on holiday.
Her owner called for help just after midnight, and fire-fighters from Radford Road sent two of their newest recruits to rescue the frightened brown and white puss.
A man refused to leave his blazing Coventry flat as fire-fighters hammered on the door.
The deployment of the WoF fire-fighters at the Province of Alberta in Western Canada further deepens the relations between Canada and South Africa on integrated fire management capacities.