fire station


Definition of fire station

: a building housing fire apparatus and usually firefighters

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The local fire station got wind of the teens’ story after Katherine reached out to KING 5, and the station’s captain Jeff Bellinghausen offered his firefighters to drive Cora and Katherine to the stadium, according to the news station. Melody Chiu,, "Taylor Swift Surprises Girl, 13, Battling Cancer Ahead of Seattle Show After Community Rallies Around Her," 23 May 2018 The architectural plans for a new fire station would also have to be approved by the design review board. Jeff Rumage, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Shorewood firehouse would be renovated or rebuilt if sold to North Shore Fire Department," 4 Apr. 2018 After evacuation by state troopers came the hurried walk across the schoolyard to the fire station. Loren Kleinman And Amye Archer, Marie Claire, "I’m a Survivor of Sandy Hook. This Is What The Past Six Years Have Been Like.," 14 Dec. 2018 According to Salazar, the victim’s mother took her daughter to a local fire station overnight after the girl cried out to her for help. Jacob Beltran, San Antonio Express-News, "Bexar deputy accused of sexual assaulting 4-year-old, blackmailing undocumented immigrant," 17 June 2018 After the first report of the fire around 9 p.m. Saturday, an engine company from the Ballard fire station was the first crew on the scene and reported flames up to 100 feet high. Crystal Paul, The Seattle Times, "Four-alarm fire at lumber yard on Seattle’s Ship Canal still smoldering," 11 Nov. 2018 About 20 ranking officers at Harford County volunteer fire stations lost those ranks after failing to submit new required certifications July 1. Gal Tziperman Lotan, The Aegis, "About 20 Harford firefighters lose rank by failing to meet deadline for certifications," 11 July 2018 The boxes can be installed at fire stations with 24-hour staffing. Indianapolis Star, "Infant surrendered at Decatur Township firehouse before baby box installed," 2 July 2018 The building's alarms are tied into the emergency dispatch system, Soden said, so dispatchers sent a crew from the nearby Aurora fire station. Laurel Andrews, Anchorage Daily News, "Empty vehicle catches fire inside a Fairbanks fire station," 13 Mar. 2018

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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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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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