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fire-department

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A department of the government of a city, town, or village charged with the prevention and the extinction of fires; also, the entire force of men employed in this service.

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Examples

  • In turn, they called the fire-department EMS crew to tell them they were en route to a call where a minor was reported to be injured.

    Every Breath You Take

  • At Pro EMS, which submits data to the CARES program as part of Cambridge's fire-department EMS system, staff members undergo about five times the national standard of 72 hours of continuing education, refresher courses and recertification in CPR and advanced life-support skills, says chief executive Bill Mergendahl .

    The Ultimate Lifesaver

  • Ms. Quan also plans to bid on contracts issued by neighboring cities wanting to outsource fire-department services, in what would be a first for Oakland.

    New Oakland Mayor Faces Budget Mess, Skeptical Unions

  • More Coverage Japan Makes Gains in Its Nuclear Fight Repeated spraying of water by military and fire-department personnel appears to have raised the water level, but without a permanent solution the rods still could overheat and possibly break apart, spewing more radiation into the air.

    Officials Expect 'Ups and Downs' in Reactor Fight

  • Ms. Houston was discovered by a member of her entourage on Saturday afternoon in her room at the Beverly Hilton and was pronounced dead by fire-department paramedics already in the Beverly Hills hotel.

    A Pop Diva Is Lost Ahead of Grammys

  • "Government is still in the cutting mode," said Mayor Jeff Ira of Redwood City, which has slashed about 75 positions over the past two years as it scaled back parks maintenance, street maintenance and fire-department staffing.

    Schools Struggle Even as Businesses Thrive

  • Other workers simply jumped from the eighth, ninth, and tenth floors because the NY fire-department ladders could not reach high enough to save them.

    Richard Z. Chesnoff: The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory: Victory Among a Century's Tears

  • Firefighters were dispatched to the scene shortly before 5 a.m. after neighbors called to report that a garage was on fire, according to Pete Piringer, a District of Columbia fire-department spokesman.

    Wife of White House Aide Found Dead

  • Red Line crash victims remembered in morning memorial service -- Pennsylvania Avenue bike lanes set to open Tuesday, finally -- another hearing on fire-department overtime

    DeMorning DeBonis: June 22, 2010

  • The fire-department radio siren was signaling a severe weather alert and I was giggling at the book.

    Archive 2008-02-01

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