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Fire brigade   /fˈaɪər brəgˈeɪd/   Listen
Fire brigade

A private or temporary organization of individuals equipped to fight fires.  Synonym: fire company.
British name for a fire department.

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"Fire brigade" Quotes from Famous Books

... Suddenly he laughed. It all seemed very funny. He had meant to give his wife a Christmas present; later he had ridden madly to her rescue, yet here he was passing buckets in a fire brigade. And Adrian, regarding him with suspicion, accusing him silently with ...
— Port O' Gold • Louis John Stellman

... order to enlist the energies of our younger men for the public weal, I have organized a fire brigade of six companies and ten to each company. These, I trust, will prove of real service to the new town which is about to be built. And here I would acknowledge with thankfulness the prompt help which has occasionally ...
— Metlakahtla and the North Pacific Mission • Eugene Stock

... fireman who stood sentinel at the entrance, [the headquarters of the fire brigade and the police stations are generally together in Moscow] drove into the yard of the police station, and stopped at one of the doors. In the yard several firemen with their sleeves tucked up were washing some kind of cart and talking ...
— Resurrection • Count Leo Tolstoy

... and rumpled Dickie he smiled pleasantly, made a curious gesture with his hand—they both belonged to the Knights of Sagittarius and the Fire Brigade—and came to lean upon ...
— Hidden Creek • Katharine Newlin Burt

... there is an increasing uneasiness at the Elysee. Incendiarism is feared. Two battalions of engineer-sappers have reinforced the Fire Brigade. Maupas has ...
— The History of a Crime - The Testimony of an Eye-Witness • Victor Hugo

... detachment of the fire brigade was on the scene. Three of the firemen, with a hose, rushed up the front stairs of Whimple's office and to the window through which the girls ...
— William Adolphus Turnpike • William Banks

... reduction of temperature; cooling &c. v.; congelation[obs3], conglaciation| [obs3]; ice &c. 383; solidification &c. (density) 321; ice box (refrigerator) 385.. extincteur[Fr]; fire annihilator; amianth[obs3], amianthus[obs3]; earth-flax, mountain-flax; flexible asbestos; fireman, fire brigade (incombustibility) 388a. incombustibility, incombustibleness &c. adj[obs3]. (insulation) 388a. air conditioning[residential cooling], central air conditioning; air conditioner; fan, attic fan; dehumidifier. V. cool, fan, ...
— Roget's Thesaurus

... Brown, and hurried out of doors, followed feverishly by David, who was not a very brave dog in moments of crisis, and yet liked to appear busy and helpful. It was to the ferryman's telephone that they returned. Sarah Brown knew that the fire was a magic fire, and that an appeal to the L.C.C. Fire Brigade would only bring defeat and unnecessary bewilderment ...
— Living Alone • Stella Benson

... community, electing its own officers with the exception of its rector, making its own bye-laws, and, to meet expenses, levying and collecting its own rates. Its constables served as policemen, attended the Sessions, and acted as the fire brigade. They looked after the parish-trained soldiers, acted as recruiters, and had the care of the parish armour, which was kept in a chest in the church. They distributed money among lame soldiers, gathered trophy money, relieved ...
— Life in a Medival City - Illustrated by York in the XVth Century • Edwin Benson

Words linked to "Fire brigade" :   fire company, organisation, fire department, organization

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