fire station

noun

: a building housing fire apparatus and usually firefighters

Examples of fire station in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Speaking to reporters at the fire station, Mr. Biden wouldn't comment on the delay in the deal to free dozens of Israeli hostages in exchange for the release of some 150 Palestinian prisoners. Caroline Linton, CBS News, 23 Nov. 2023 In some states, babies can be surrendered at fire stations. Abigail Adams, Peoplemag, 13 Oct. 2023 Jones began acting in college but first became widely known in 2016, playing Hill, the biological father of Sterling K. Brown’s character, Randall Pearson, who was adopted after being abandoned at a fire station as an infant. Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times, 20 Aug. 2023 The plan says new libraries could also be built in conjunction with other city facilities, such as recreation centers or fire stations. David Garrick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 Nov. 2023 Police substations and fire stations There are six police substations and six fire stations at DFW Airport. Alexandra Skores, Dallas News, 13 Sep. 2023 The act, which allows parents or their representatives to surrender a newborn 30 days old or younger at an emergency room, ambulance, police or fire station, became law in August 2000. Zenebou Sylla, CNN, 9 Sep. 2023 The complex is located behind an Atlanta fire station and just north of Arthur B. Langford Parkway. Caroline Silva, ajc, 31 Aug. 2023 The fire station at the Pisgat Ze’ev settlement was two miles’ distance as the crow flies. Nathan Thrall, Curbed, 25 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fire station was in 1877

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“Fire station.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fire%20station. Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

Kids Definition

fire station

noun
: a building housing fire trucks and usually firefighters

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