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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An organized body of firefighters.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An organized body of firemen belonging to a particular town or district.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun firefighting, US A group of people within a corporation or industrial site, organized for the purpose of putting out fires, usually in addition to their normal job.
  • noun firefighting, UK An organization, often part of a local government, whose purpose is preventing and putting out fires.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a private or temporary organization of individuals equipped to fight fires
  • noun British name for a fire department

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