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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TRIBUTE: Frederick Smee was a volunteer fireman in World War II
There are also blogs about everything from schools to being a volunteer fireman.
I'm particularly indebted to the one who doubles up as a volunteer fireman and rescued us when our chimney caught fire.
He sits on the board of Camp Bickle, a long-standing children's camp, the YMCA, and helped form a volunteer board (in which he participated) that created a long-term independent living facility He chaired the United Way campaign (2004-2005) and is in his 28th year as a volunteer fireman.
The developers have been wonderful," states Ed Richard, the volunteer fireman who has spearheaded the effort to get the 1,200-square-foot addition built.
He served as a volunteer fireman for a while before he and a partner started their own news service.
Ethan is the perfect husband and father, Little League coach, volunteer fireman, and reliable master carpenter.
The early edition of the day's paper, writes Baker, included "a long account of the heroic efforts of Henry Nehf, a druggist and volunteer fireman from Terre Haute, Indiana, whose body had been found in the remains of a burned and collapsed building, his right arm over his head, as if to fend off the ceiling, and his left around the nozzle of a fire hose.
Horst Hickl, a volunteer fireman, said: "Some of the boys who have been in there and taken a glimpse for themselves report a hellish scene of melted skis, jackets and personal possessions.
Taylor credits his years as a volunteer fireman with providing him the foundation that helped his career.
Chaney, 40, has been a volunteer fireman since he was 16.
So when the torrential July rainstorm drenched the charred slopes, "it was just like dumping water over concrete," said volunteer fireman Scott Melvin.

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