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
He then points out how easy her life is compared to his teenage years, he points out that by her age, he had moved out, got two jobs and was a volunteer fireman.
Don't Mention The fact he worked as a volunteer fireman after September 11.
New Jersey's Sentinel reports, "Modell learned of Yocum's mission through Darren Carroll, a volunteer fireman in North Brunswick.
Air Force C-17 Globemaster II; Steven Heicklen an American concrete contractor and volunteer fireman; and Major Matt Jonkey, a Chinook (CH-47) helicopter pilot from the Nevada Army National Guard.
"I'm a volunteer fireman with a little paramedic training and not a real doctor," Doc said.
Volunteer fireman Lawford, of Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, yesterday admitted causing Mr Lee's death by careless driving.
For all that, he basically comes across as that funny guy you know on the volunteer fire department--maybe because he is a volunteer fireman (and he is funny).
Mr Dalby, at that time a volunteer fireman, was the first to run over to the wreckage of the Mercedes.
There are also blogs about everything from schools to being a volunteer fireman. They even created some multimedia projects, including an audio slideshow about a church that dates back to 1896.
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.

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