fire station


Definition of fire station 

: a building housing fire apparatus and usually firefighters

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The video highlights three separate housing tracts, a new school, farms, vineyards, shopping areas and a fire station for Fanita Ranch. Karen Pearlman,, "Traffic woes in Santee have developer eyeing ways to help community," 11 June 2018 Houston fire stations lack in-house gear cleaners and just one has a system to protect firefighters from poisonous diesel fumes. Zach Despart, Houston Chronicle, "Amid probe of HFD, Texas fire commission adopts stricter rule on gear cleaning," 13 July 2018 The fire station had received an emergency call and dispatched a rescue unit, police said. Kelsey Mo, azcentral, "Man dies from injuries after being hit by Phoenix Fire Department vehicle," 5 June 2018 The plant's fire station is still in business too, in a building specially constructed as a miniature of the original plant headquarters. Pete Corson, ajc, "The second lives of Sears buildings," 2 June 2018 The fire station is the third major community project opening this year. Kate Magill, Columbia Flier, "Elkridge fire station opens with room to grow," 29 Mar. 2018 The referenda were important for residents to get a fire station on the village's east side, Fire District Board President Mary Van Winkle said. Janelle Walker, Elgin Courier-News, "Unofficial totals show South Elgin-area voters approve of new fire houses, tax increase," 21 Mar. 2018 This all happened as the fire station was running off its generator, since the storm knocked out the power. David Anderson, The Aegis, "Level Volunteer Fire Company celebrates 65 years of service to its community," 8 Mar. 2018 Baby boxes The Senate voted unanimously to allow fire stations to use baby boxes, devices that allow people to anonymously drop off newborns. Arika Herron, Indianapolis Star, "Dead or alive: Where proposed laws stand at Indiana legislature with less than 2 weeks to go," 13 Feb. 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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