/ (ˈfaɪəˌfaɪtɪŋ) /
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- the occupation of attempting to control and extinguish fires
- (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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How to use firefighting in a sentence
Record temperatures and powerful winds have hindered firefighting efforts, continually driving the fire past containment lines.Shocking Photos From the Colorado Wildfires|Sam Schlinkert, Brian Ries|June 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But it hadn't rained in seven months, and the country's firefighting budget had been downscaled over several decades.Israel's Inferno|Fania Oz-Salzberger|December 5, 2010|DAILY BEAST
Firefighting is a police function, accomplished by the Fire Police.Area Handbook for Albania|Eugene K. Keefe
If a fire does occur, your home might be saved if you know how to fight fires, and have on hand some basic firefighting tools.In Time Of Emergency|Department of Defense
The apparatus for firefighting was of the type most city people have forgotten.The Girl and Her Religion|Margaret Slattery