fire truck


Definition of fire truck 

: an automotive vehicle equipped with firefighting apparatus

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Marchers included the American Legion Color Guard, Civil War re-enactors, local and state politicians in antique cars, fire trucks, clowns and Hinsdale Central’s Red Devils marching band and state champion girls lacrosse team. Kimberly Fornek,, "Parade, craft fair and turtle races mark Fourth of July fun in Hinsdale," 5 July 2018 My house survived the fire because the volunteer fire chief, who drove up his street in a fire truck and saw his own house burning, had the presence of mind to keep moving, to keep working to save what remained. Kendra Atleework, The Atlantic, "Power Lines Are Burning the West," 25 May 2018 So, the two firefighters readied a fire truck — which needs three people to run it — and waited for more people to arrive to begin combating the fire. Laurel Andrews, Anchorage Daily News, "Empty vehicle catches fire inside a Fairbanks fire station," 13 Mar. 2018 In a truly thrilling sequence in Philadelphia, the heavy Cinerama camera is placed on a fire truck racing through city streets. Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times, "Long Before Imax, the Curious Tale of Cinerama," 18 Jan. 2018 There will be wildlife and fire department meet and greets (Yes, a fire truck will be making an appearance). Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "21 Things-to-do in Waukesha County in July," 27 June 2018 Dave Rosa is being escorted Monday afternoon by a procession of fire trucks and police cars and motorcycles with emergency lights flashing. Fox News, "The Latest: California firefighters salute slain colleague," 25 June 2018 An Associated Press journalist saw smoke pour out of the spire that crowns the Almas Tower in Dubai’s Jumeirah Lake Towers neighborhood as ambulances and fire trucks arrived at the scene. Kamran Jebreili, The Seattle Times, "High-rise tower in Dubai catches fire; no injuries reported," 22 Apr. 2018 Every Christmas, a fire truck roars up to Shriners Hospitals for Children in Boston, Santa Claus emerges, and the hospital’s young patients — children suffering from critical, painful burn injuries — have a reason to smile. Priyanka Dayal Mccluskey,, "As number of burn victims falls, future of Boston’s Shriners hospital is uncertain," 12 Mar. 2018

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1855, in the meaning defined above

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