Firefighter


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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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FBU general secretary, Matt Wrack, said: "This shameless government is doing nothing to ease the pressure on overstretched and underpaid firefighters, all the while making dubious claims of spending elsewhere.
Figures show there are now 578 fewer firefighters in Wales than there were in 2010 - the equivalent of a 15% cut over the last nine years.
"Throughout the day two firefighters would go head to head starting with a sprint to the top of a 6 level stair case, once at the top they would then haul aloft approx.
The event is organised in support of The Firefighters Charity, in supports serving and retired fire service personnel.
Sanders said about 85 percent of the firefighters in Oklahoma are volunteers.
She said the firefighters also worked on protecting other homes on the edge of the wildfire.
Though many people support female firefighters, prejudice still exists.
One local authority was even paying firefighters to pick up patients from hospitals.
There were also 10 incidents of objects being thrown at firefighters or appliances, four of harassment, three of physical abuse and 10 other acts of aggression.
MOGADyE[currency]U (CyHAN)- Firefighters from the Somali Civil Aviation Management (SCAMA) have completed three months of training to boost their skills and ability to respond to emergency situations in Mogadishu and Somalia in general.
The group was also honored by the Worcester County Firefighters' Emerald Society in January, receiving the National Medal of Honor.
Firefighters on Teesside were today walking out in a national row over pensions and retirement age.