fire brigade


: a body of firefighters: such as
: a usually private or temporary firefighting organization
British : fire department

Examples of fire brigade in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Soon, some lucky travelers will have a chance to spend the night at the famed landmark—the first to do so since the St. Paul’s Watch fire brigade took nightly shifts protecting the building during World War II. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 8 Mar. 2024 Police and the fire brigade rushed to the scene after being alerted by a member of the public who was walking on the shore of the canal. Eve Brennan, CNN, 3 Mar. 2024 His private fire brigade would stand outside burning buildings and offer to buy them at a price that dwindled as the flames increased. Adam Morganstern, Robb Report, 17 Dec. 2023 According to Ishikawa officials, the fire brigade and an attending doctor said the woman had suffered injuries to her legs. Miharu Nishiyama, New York Times, 7 Jan. 2024 The powerful association representing the Mexican avocado industry acknowledged deforestation was a problem, but said it was being addressed, including training and equipping forest fire brigades to provide early warnings when fires are started. Emiliano Rodríguez Mega César Rodríguez, New York Times, 28 Nov. 2023 Before a fire brigade arrived, people on DeKoven Street rushed out of their houses with washtubs full of water. Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, 2 Oct. 2023 The pilot, who survived, could be seen ejecting with his parachute opening moments before the jet struck the ground, the fire brigade said. Barbie Latza Nadeau, CNN, 16 Sep. 2023 The brakes heated up in the process and the airport fire brigade was called in to help cool them down. Deanese Williams-Harris, Chicago Tribune, 9 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fire brigade was in 1832

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“Fire brigade.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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