fire·​house | \ ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce firehouse (audio) \

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Our goal is recognizing early signs of things that might be going on within the firehouse with behavior and understanding the calls people have been on. John Benson,, "Lakewood firefighters create support program in response to first responder suicide rate increase," 28 Aug. 2019 Mazzarese said morale in the firehouse has plummeted and as many as a half-dozen volunteers have walked away from the fire station out of frustration, leaving them with eight stalwarts. NBC News, "Florida firefighters says firehouse destroyed by Hurricane Michael now a life or death issue," 23 Aug. 2019 Fire services Engine 1 — the Grade Lane firehouse — will close, for an estimated savings of $1.7 million. Darcy Costello, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville Metro Council finalizes proposed budget. Here's the final list of cuts," 25 June 2019 Today’s simple, quiet ceremony outside a downtown Chicago firehouse to mark the 18th anniversary of the deadly 2001 terrorist attacks seems about right. Lisa Donovan,, "The Spin: Gov. J.B. Pritzker donating to Bahamas relief | Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s affordable housing plan stalls | Justice Anne Burke, Lisa Madigan’s legal moves," 11 Sep. 2019 City officials gave tours of both sides of the building and pushed a firetruck into the apparatus bay, a tradition for a new firehouse. Daily Pilot, "Corona del Mar’s new ‘fibrary’ opens," 20 July 2019 Afterward, his father took him by the firehouse for Engine 20, Ladder 5, the unit that responded to his house fire. Lauren M. Johnson, CNN, "Man made honorary deputy fire chief after visiting the firehouse almost every day for 55 years," 21 June 2019 Three air sampling canisters have been placed at the Winton Terrace Recreation Center, the firehouse on Circle Road and Winton Hills Academy for residents to capture the area during episodes of serious odors. Cameron Knight,, "Winton Terrace air quality: No health risks detected, more work to be done," 11 June 2019 Meet at the former firehouse at 153 Spruce St. at 9:30 a.m. Free T-shirts are available while supplies last., "Community News For The Manchester Edition," 11 Sep. 2019

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1869, in the meaning defined above

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