the department of a municipal government charged with the prevention and extinguishing of fire.
the personnel in such a department.
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How to use fire department in a sentence
In Montgomery County, most crashes involved one vehicle — cars into guard rails, jersey barriers and trees — in the southern part of the county on and near the Capital Beltway, said Pete Piringer, spokesman for the county’s fire department.D.C. area’s biggest snowstorm in two years brings slick roads, but much-needed respite | Katherine Shaver, Emily Davies, Lauren Lumpkin | February 1, 2021 | Washington Post
Collins said he was worried for his friends, first responders in the largest combination municipal fire department in the country who had been confronting this virus for nearly a year in the county hit harder than any other in Maryland.Firefighter who nearly died of covid begs front-line workers: ‘Please, get the shots’ | Katie Mettler | January 22, 2021 | Washington Post
City leaders here asked the police and fire departments to start by looking for at least 2 percent in cuts.
The police and fire department will need to suggest 2 percent in cuts, while other city services like parks and recreation, the library department and the city auditor’s office are being asked to suggest 8 percent cuts to their budget.Morning Report: County Tries Again on Climate Plan | Voice of San Diego | January 13, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
Across the country, 911 calls are answered by a patchwork of nonprofit, for-profit, hospital-affiliated, fire department and municipal-run services.Pandemic is pushing America’s 911 system to ‘breaking point,’ ambulance operators say | William Wan | December 3, 2020 | Washington Post
Craig-Lewis was an 11-year veteran of the Philadelphia fire department, a position she had aspired to since grade school.
The New York City fire department had lost seven hundred and seventy-eight men from its founding in 1865 until September 10, 2001.
One was the Parks Commissioner, and the other the fire department Commissioner, who had a personal stake in the races.
The same is true with a fire department when a firefighter is critically injured.Why the White Americans Got the ‘Secret’ Ebola Serum | Michael Daly | August 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The fire department put out all these physical and visceral burnings.
In Buffalo is a woman who runs a street-cleaning bureau; in Kansas City a woman is at the head of a fire department.Growing Up | Jennie M. Drinkwater
"Call out the fire department, probably," said Eleanor flippantly.Quin | Alice Hegan Rice
He served in the volunteer fire department of Walla Walla for twenty-two years, six of which he was chief.Lyman's History of old Walla Walla County, Vol. 2 (of 2) | William Denison Lyman
In many towns and cities there is much of interest connected with the fire department.Franklin's Autobiography | Benjamin Franklin
He was to be appointed by the board of trustees of the fire department, and confirmed by the Board of Aldermen.A History of the City of Brooklyn and Kings County Volume II | Stephen M. Ostrander
British Dictionary definitions for fire department
US and Canadian the department of a local authority responsible for the prevention and extinguishing of fires
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