bucket brigade


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bucket brigade

n.
1. A line of people formed to fight a fire by passing buckets of water from a source to the fire.
2. A group of people who help out in an urgent situation.

buck′et brigade`


n.
a line of persons formed to extinguish a fire by passing along buckets of water.
[1910–15]
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Managing editor Alan Phinney has started diverting gray water from his laundry and performing his own personal bucket brigade to his garden.
And with any of these pumps you can skip the bucket brigade by using a potable water hose (available from RV suppliers) to move water directly from your well to your house.
When people come in, we have a bucket brigade, in which 20 children will play on buckets set to a different key,'' she said.
30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia-Pacific today announced it will award $235,500 in Bucket Brigade grants to 50 fire departments for equipment critical to firefighters' safety.
However the outer handles allow one can to be carried by two people or two empty cans to be carried in each hand or to move cans bucket brigade style.
The bucket brigade tapped out cadences as they marched between the floats, their red, white and blue pails hanging from neck straps.
Approximately 100 energized SCC volunteers the Red Bucket Brigade passed a red bucket with PPG and SCC logos on it through the stands, giving racing fans an opportunity to contribute.
Games included Bucket Brigade Relay, Basketball Shoot, Steal the Chicken, Partner Squirt, Tire Pull and Water Balloon Toss.
Nancy Gloman, the Service's Southwest Assistant Regional Director for Ecological Services, was especially pleased that young people attended the minnow release and helped with the bucket brigade.
A bucket brigade bears bent scalpels, soiled cloths: in and out of the surgery.
Working alongside the villagers, the group taught locals the concept of a bucket brigade while hauling cement bags and cinderblocks for a foundation for a new schoolhouse kitchen.
As the crews started the pump and began a bucket brigade, Lisa had called out that one of the boatspeed sensors was missing and proceeded to plug the hole with a wooden plug.