fire brigade


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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Although many grumble about long waiting times, and some do also carry private medical insurance, the popularity of the NHS is only rivaled by the armed forces and fire brigade. NBC News, "This is what the U.S. wants from the U.K. before it will sign a trade deal," 3 June 2019 The Guardian reports that the Parisian fire brigade's chaplain, Jean-Marc Fournier, refused to remain outside the burning building, and insisted on joining in a human chain to rescue the religious relic. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "How a Heroic Priest Helped Save the Crown of Thorns from the Notre-Dame Fire," 16 Apr. 2019 The first fire alarm at Notre-Dame was triggered on Monday, April 15 at 6:20 p.m. The cathedral was evacuated and the alert was investigated but there was no sign of fire found on the scene, a spokesman for the Paris fire brigade told CNN. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "What Caused the Massive Fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral?," 16 Apr. 2019 Chris Swallow, fire brigade watch manager, said to the Telegraph. Alexandra Deabler, Fox News, "Foul-mouthed parrot gives firefighters explicit greeting during rescue," 14 Aug. 2018 In addition to the death toll, 184 were injured, including 23 children and 11 people in critical condition, a fire brigade official said. Nektaria Stamouli, WSJ, "Greek Wildfires Devastate Resort Areas Near Athens, Killing Scores," 24 July 2018 At least 81 people have been confirmed dead, according to fire brigade, while there is no formal count of those missing. Nektaria Stamouli, WSJ, "Greek Fire Death Toll Rises Amid Criticism Over Evacuation," 25 July 2018 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

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First Known Use of fire brigade

1832, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of fire brigade

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

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