fire brigade

noun

Definition of fire brigade 

: a body of firefighters: such as

a : a usually private or temporary firefighting organization

b British : fire department

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Photo: Animal Rescue Polska In swarmed the fire brigade, which built a tent city for 40 cadets tapped for the job. Drew Hinshaw, WSJ, "Nothing Unites a Divided Country Like an Escaped 18-Foot Snake in the Suburbs," 28 Aug. 2018 The Bomberos Voluntarios Berisso fire brigade where Ayala volunteers paid their own tribute to the selfless woman. Alexandra Deabler, Fox News, "Police officer praised for breastfeeding malnourished baby while on duty at hospital," 20 Aug. 2018 More than 280 fire brigades and rescue teams are on site, trying to find survivors. Jennifer Williams, Vox, "Photos: Italy’s deadly bridge collapse kills dozens," 14 Aug. 2018 The fire brigade changed the guidance at 2:47 a.m. By that time, the building’s only stairwell was smoke-filled and treacherous. Washington Post, "A year on, horrific Grenfell Tower fire haunts Britain," 14 June 2018 The fire brigade changed the guidance at 2:47 a.m. By that time, the building's only stairwell was smoke-filled and treacherous. Jill Lawless, chicagotribune.com, "A year on, Grenfell Tower 'atrocity' haunts Britain," 14 June 2018 The fire brigade changed the guidance at 2:47 a.m. By that time, the building's only stairwell was smoke-filled and treacherous. Fox News, "A year on, horrific Grenfell Tower fire haunts Britain," 14 June 2018 In a brief but dramatic episode, two lions, two tigers, a jaguar and a bear were found to be missing from their enclosures in a zoo in western Germany on Friday, prompting a major search by police, the fire brigade, and veterinarians. New York Times, BostonGlobe.com, "Zoo escape grips Germany," 1 June 2018 Members of the fire brigade from Ladbroke Road Station, who helped fight the Grenfell fire, attended the opening of a memorial garden this week to mark the first anniversary of the disaster. Jenny Gross, WSJ, "A Year After Deadly Grenfell Blaze, One Fireman Is Still Plagued by Doubt," 16 June 2018

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First Known Use of fire brigade

1832, in the meaning defined above

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fire brigade

noun

English Language Learners Definition of fire brigade

: a group of people who work to put out a fire

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