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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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Tendencies to identify the profession as a fire fighter with utilized equipment encourage an understanding of hybrids (9) (Beckmann, 2004; Michael, 2006; Springer, 1996; Verbeek, 2005).
From its TPASS[R] product, Grace is best known as a world leader in fire fighter "man-down" alarms and automated personnel accountability safety systems.
Every year, thousands of fire fighters are injured while protecting the public.
Chairman CDA, Maroof Afzal said this while addressing a ceremony organized by CDA here at Fire Headquarters Buildings in connection with International Fire Fighters Day - 2016.
The fire fighters used specialist off-road fire engines to get close to the blaze, which spread to cover more than a square mile of gorse and scrubland.
Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service today admitted the proposal was an attempt to reduce overtime payments to fire fighters dealing with less serious calls.
It will be home to 24 fire fighters, along with additional NTES volunteers, and will feature state-of-the-art facilities, including more room for larger appliances, training facilities, and an operations room.
Deputy Chief Fire Officer Imtiaz Ahmed explained that due to power suspension, exhaust fans in the factory were not working, which had resulted in the accumulation of smoke inside the factory's building, making it difficult for fire fighters to control the fire.
Rawalpindi -- The District Emergency Officer Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) Dr Abdur Rahman paid rich tribute to fire fighters for their gallantry to save lives and properties in their respective areas and countries.
They are getting ready to roll up their sleeves to raise money for The Fire Fighters Charity with their annual car wash.
Fire tenders of Pakistan Navy also helped the fire fighters to extinguish the fire, the Pak Navy's spokesperson said in a statement.
Six fire fighters were injured while putting out fire at a foam factory in SITE area on Thursday as a portion of the building collapsed, a Fire Brigade official told APP.