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

Examples of fire brigade in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This was the badaud, or gawker: one who stands and stares at anything going on—a carriage accident, a fire brigade in a hurry, a sudden police arrest, or a suicide being fished from the river. Julian Barnes, The New York Review of Books, 27 Apr. 2022 Curtis founded the fire brigade in June 2018 with the joint aim of training young residents and creating a Black firefighters museum. William Lee, chicagotribune.com, 17 Apr. 2022 A few hundred yards away, the fire brigade was finishing hosing down the burning warehouse of a company that made thermal insulation materials. Yaroslav Trofimov, WSJ, 22 Apr. 2022 The fire brigade does not charge tuition and is funded through donations. William Lee, chicagotribune.com, 17 Apr. 2022 Thus, hospitals must by law have fire lifts for the fire brigade to use, fire alarms, smoke detectors on every floor, fire extinguishers and fire hydrants. Tabassum Barnagarwala, Quartz, 13 Apr. 2022 The hospital staff tried in vain to use two fire extinguishers that were placed in the ward to douse the fire, before the fire brigade arrived and controlled it. Tabassum Barnagarwala, Quartz, 13 Apr. 2022 The endless, unrestrained flattery seems akin to the celebration of an arsonist who lights his house on fire, cuts the water hose, and then cheers as the fire brigade arrives to extinguish the flames. Timothy Mclaughlin, The Atlantic, 17 Mar. 2022 The fire, put out by the local fire brigade, didn’t damage the nuclear reactors or cause any radioactive release, the International Atomic Energy Agency said. Laurence Norman, WSJ, 4 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of fire brigade

1832, in the meaning defined above

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23 May 2022

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“Fire brigade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fire%20brigade. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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