fire truck


Definition of fire truck

: an automotive vehicle equipped with firefighting apparatus

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Before the fire trucks arrived, Vanasse’s sister was able to drive off with her bulldog, but Vanasse turned back to rescue an absent neighbor’s elderly poodle. Sara Jean Green, The Seattle Times, "Cause of massive North Queen Anne lumber yard fire remains under investigation," 13 Nov. 2018 In Beijing, the Zion church was shut on Sunday by around 60 government workers who arrived at 4:30 p.m. accompanied by buses, police cars and fire trucks, the church's pastor, Ezra Jin Mingri, said Monday. Christopher Bodeen, Fox News, "Group: Officials destroying crosses, burning bibles in China," 10 Sep. 2018 Sweden is getting assistance from France, Germany, Lithuania, Norway, Portugal, and Italy, who are contributing fire trucks, firefighters, soldiers, and water-bombing aircraft. Umair Irfan, Vox, "In Sweden, Latvia, and Greece, wildfires are spreading amid a brutal heat wave.," 25 July 2018 Village of Wauwatosa: Tree Lighting Ceremony will feature musical performances and Santa arriving on a fire truck, 5:45 p.m. Dec. 1. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Christmas 2017: Holiday tree lightings and displays in the Milwaukee area," 13 Nov. 2017 As a reward for his bravery, Gabe's rescuers promised him pizza and multiple rides in the fire truck. Asher Fogle, Good Housekeeping, "Town Rallies to Save a Young Boy and His Dog Trapped in a Well," 8 Sep. 2015 In Chicago, all police stations, fire departments and hospitals opened as cooling stations, and in Washington fire trucks misted attendees with water, to cheers. New York Times, "Protests Across U.S. Call for End to Migrant Family Separations," 30 June 2018 Finally, the small jet landed safely at New York's Stewart Airport where fire trucks and ambulances had been waiting on the scene. Morgan M. Evans, Fox News, "Post Malone involved in car accident two weeks after plane tires blow out: 'God must hate me'," 7 Sep. 2018 The Annapolis Sons of the Signers organization came down Main Street in an historic fire truck. Pamela Wood,, "Annapolis Independence Day parade honors freedom of the press, especially for The Capital," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of fire truck

1855, in the meaning defined above

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