fire station


Definition of fire station

: a building housing fire apparatus and usually firefighters

Examples of fire station in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pink also shared a list of local fire stations and their donation pages to encourage more people to donate as well. Sydney Bucksbaum,, "Pink donates half a million dollars to Australian bushfire relief: 'I am totally devastated'," 4 Jan. 2020 The city does not have to build additional fire stations to provide those services, according to a city memo. Joshua Fechter,, "Legal fight emerges over San Antonio annexation of more than 2,000 acres," 2 Jan. 2020 Engines from Wauwatosa and West Allis were called to stand by at two Milwaukee fire stations in case any other emergency calls were received in the area while firefighters battled the 33rd Street fire, according to emergency radio traffic. Joe Taschler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee firefighters battle two-alarm fire early Friday; at least three buildings damaged," 20 Dec. 2019 For more than 10 years, the Summit-University neighborhood spot housed in a former fire station has drawn legions for its craft beer list, expansive bloody Mary bar and gastropub fare. Nancy Ngo, Twin Cities, "St. Paul’s Happy Gnome bar closing Sunday after 14 years in business," 17 Dec. 2019 Biden’s second stop Saturday was a local fire station., "You're using a browser set to private or incognito mode.," 2 Dec. 2019 Following a one-time seasonal bike drive at 12 county fire stations on Oct. 5, the fledgling organization based in the former Columbia Flier building is on its way to making bike ownership a reality for hundreds of local kids in need. Janene Holzberg,, "‘A problem worth fixing’: Howard nonprofit aims to provide bikes for kids in need," 21 Oct. 2019 An ambulance was stolen from a Clearcreek fire station on Saturday, according to a press release from the Clearcreek Fire District. Madeline Mitchell,, "Ambulance stolen from Clearcreek fire station while crews were away responding to a fire," 19 Oct. 2019 In 27 states, fire stations are also designated as safe havens. Faith Karimi, CNN, "A newborn was found wrapped in a plastic bag in Indiana. Here are 5 things to know about safe haven laws," 17 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of fire station

1877, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fire station was in 1877

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14 Jan 2020

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“Fire station.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of fire station

: a building in which the members of a fire department and the equipment used to put out fires are located

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Kids Definition of fire station

: a building housing fire engines and usually firefighters

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