from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A department, especially of a municipal government, whose purpose is preventing and putting out fires.
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- n. An organization, often part of a local government whose purpose is preventing and putting out fires. May provide other emergency services as well.
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- n. the department of local government responsible for preventing and extinguishing fires
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He replaced the tub with a steam shower of such intensity that someone once mistook the steam pouring out the windows for smoke and called the fire department.
Laurel, which has about 6,500 residents, is known for a huge Fourth of July fireworks display put on by the fire department.
London's fire department said it dealt with 49 "primary" fires in Tottenham.
The fire department took issue with the party's use of fireworks, and let the Times know that fireworks could not be a part of future celebrations.
This work is expensive and had to be spread out because the museum gets no funding from the fire department.
Three firefighters were released from a hospital after treatment of injuries suffering in the blaze in the 6800 block of Clowser Court, said fire department Capt.
We were not allowed to activate our backup generator plan based on instructions from the fire department.
But as I left the house, feeling bad about leaving, my other half called the fire department.
Our administrative assistant joined us with another bucket, having delayed long enough to call the fire department.
Now our directions say to call the gas company or the fire department.