fire department


: an organization for preventing or extinguishing fires
especially : a government division (as in a municipality) having these duties
: the members of a fire department

Examples of fire department in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The project’s partners hope the project can serve as a catalyst for further collaborations with local governments and fire departments to expand fire-resistant homes to more fire prone areas. Jennifer Castenson, Forbes, 16 Feb. 2024 But on that day, J.A.’s interaction with the town’s police and fire department escalated; he was handcuffed, bruised, injected with ketamine, and hospitalized, according to a lawsuit filed by Austrian late last month. Kaitlyn Schwanemann, CNN, 15 Feb. 2024 Videos released by the fire department show the sun sinking behind the hills while a helicopter circles overhead. Julia Daye, Sacramento Bee, 12 Feb. 2024 In a statement shared by the fire department on social media, Robinson said. Harriet Ramos, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 8 Feb. 2024 The fire department received a call shortly before 5 a.m. that there was a possible fire at the theater at 3927 Main Street, said Battalion Chief Michael Hopkins. Robert A. Cronkleton, Kansas City Star, 7 Feb. 2024 The accident took place shortly after 2:30 a.m. at the intersection of Wilbarger Street and Village Creek Road, fire department officials said in a news release. Harriet Ramos, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 6 Feb. 2024 Beckwith served 29 years in the FDNY and retired in 1994, according to the fire department. Emily Shapiro, ABC News, 5 Feb. 2024 An occupant of a house at the ranch called 911 to report the fire, according to the fire department. Kendrick Calfee, Kansas City Star, 3 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1798, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of fire department was in 1798

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“Fire department.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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