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 Fire Chief Brad Hardin said the northwest part of town has grown in population and is in dire need of a fire station. Stacy Ryburn, Arkansas Online, "Ground breaks on Fayetteville police headquarters," 13 Feb. 2021 Bottled water is available to residents at the washeteria and fire station in the meantime. Tess Williams, Anchorage Daily News, "Volunteer rush to help keep water flowing in Nenana after plant pipes burst in extreme cold," 9 Feb. 2021 According to the New Orleans firefighters union, the fire station that serves the neighborhood where Wednesday's blaze occurred was closed for the day because of unpaid days off that firefighters are being forced to take. Ramon Antonio Vargas | Staff Writer,, "Woman dead following fire in Central City on Wednesday," 18 Nov. 2020 But the dying storm still left a mark in Central Florida when a tornado touched down in Pasco County causing damage to several buildings including a county fire station and the Pasco County Jail. Joe Mario Pedersen,, "Hurricane Facts: How many storms have formed in December?," 2 Dec. 2020 In a close vote on Nov. 6, the council adopted a $1.55 billion 2021 budget, maintaining a cut of 120 police officer positions and the closure of a fire station that Barrett had proposed. Alison Dirr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett vetoes two measures in 2021 budget, finds other funding sources," 17 Nov. 2020 This current project, known as Village 13, proposes 1,938 residential units, 40,000 square feet of commercial space, a 200-room resort, parks and a fire station on underdeveloped land. Gustavo Solis, San Diego Union-Tribune, "County needs to reassess wildfire risk of proposed Otay Ranch project, state AG says," 12 Nov. 2020 Kevin Wright, 32, arrived at a nearby fire station with a gunshot wound to the abdomen that authorities believed to be in connection to the Adams shooting; Wright survived his injuries. Heran Mamo, Billboard, "YFN Lucci's Attorney Says There's 'No Basis' for Murder Charge," 15 Jan. 2021 Residents can pick up food bags at the fire station at 6250 Brooklyn Blvd., from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week. Kelly Smith, Star Tribune, "Roseville nonprofit expands free food drop-off sites for growing number of Minnesotans in need," 15 Jan. 2021

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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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3 Mar 2021

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“Fire station.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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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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