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fire department


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A department, especially of a municipal government, whose purpose is preventing and putting out fires.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun firefighting, US An organization, often part of a local government whose purpose is preventing and putting out fires. May provide other emergency services as well.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the department of local government responsible for preventing and extinguishing fires


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