- a company of firefighters.
- a fire-insurance company.
Origin of fire company
An Americanism dating back to 1730–40
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Examples from the Web for fire company
She would be glad to "knit up Care's raveled sleeve," or the hose for a fire-company.The World on Wheels and Other Sketches
Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin) Taylor
The reader has already made the acquaintance of the fire-company and engine known as Red Rover Three.Phaeton Rogers
"The fire-company deserves all the credit, Harry," said Anderson magnanimously.Anderson Crow, Detective
George Barr McCutcheon
I spoke to him last night when he was relieving guard, and asked him what fire-company he belonged to; and he said, none.The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers. Series 3
Robert H. Newell
- an insurance company selling policies relating to fire risk
- US an organized body of firemen
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