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firefighting

/ (ˈfaɪəˌfaɪtɪŋ) /
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noun

  1. the occupation of attempting to control and extinguish fires
  2. (as modifier)firefighting equipment
the practice of reacting to urgent problems as they arise, as opposed to planning for the future

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