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fire brigade

noun

  1. a group of firefighters, especially as formed temporarily or called upon to assist a fire department in an emergency.
  2. a small fire department privately employed by an institution.


fire brigade

noun

  1. an organized body of firefighters


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Word History and Origins

Origin of fire brigade1

First recorded in 1825–35

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Example Sentences

“We found them all huddled together,” Riccardo Russo of the Italian fire brigade told reporters.

That extremely vigilant body, the London Fire Brigade, had their nearest engines out in two minutes.

It's not a general conflagration, and the fire brigade won't be five minutes.

These young men were dressed in the uniform of the London Fire Brigade.

Disillusioned by me, and damped by fire-brigade, mob went off and voted for other side.

The danger of one becomes the danger of all, and a fire brigade is organized that may protect all.

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