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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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Fowler was one of 43 New York City firefighters to die in the line of duty in the decade before and the decade after the Sept.
UK-wide there are nearly 11,500 firefighters jobs which have been cut since 2010.
A 1% increase in numbers began this year, but the FBU says there are nearly 11,500 fewer UK firefighters than in 2010.
Shepshed firefighters Richard Moon and Gareth Whittaker took part in the challenge and Richard said the course was physically demanding.
Firefighters worldwide risk their lives on a daily basis for others, occasionally exposing them to situations that leave them scarred for life.
The new legislation will allow retired firefighters to perform as volunteer firefighters for a volunteer department without it affecting their current retirement benefit but also without it counting as an accrued retirement benefit against the state's pension plan.
to the firefighters memorial site escorted by a police vehicle and bagpipes.
It tweeted: "Esme, lots of our firefighters are girls and boys - some of them want to say hello to you!
'I feel like we were really blessed to have the help of the firefighters that we did.
The figures show only attacks while firefighters were attending emergency calls.
New Home Office data reveals there were a total of 87 attacks against firefighters in the West Midlands in 2016/17.
Though many people support female firefighters, prejudice still exists.