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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