Definitions

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  • n. A call of fire alarm to a fire station.
  • n. Any method established to provide emergency access to a secure information system. In the event of a critical error or abnormal end, unprivileged users can gain access to key systems to correct the problem. When a firecall is used, there is usually a review process to ensure that the access was used properly to correct a problem. These methods generally either provide a one-time use User ID or one-time password.

Etymologies

fire +‎ call (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • All database staff rotates through the firecall list and will be expected to provide after hours support for the production environments.

    News - chicagotribune.com

  • Willingness and ability to handle firecall duties.

    News - chicagotribune.com

  • After a quick training mission to learn all the tools of the trade - mostly how to handle the Wii remote and nunchuk's controls - it's off to the first firecall to put those skills to use.

    IGN Wii

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