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fire brigade

n.
An organized body of firefighters.

fire brigade

n
chiefly Brit an organized body of firefighters

fire′ brigade`


n.
1. a group of firefighters, esp. as formed temporarily or called upon to assist a fire department in an emergency.
2. a small fire department privately employed by an institution.
[1825–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fire brigade - a private or temporary organization of individuals equipped to fight firesfire brigade - a private or temporary organization of individuals equipped to fight fires
organization, organisation - a group of people who work together
2.fire brigade - British name for a fire department
fire department - the department of local government responsible for preventing and extinguishing fires
Translations
hasičský sborpožární sbor
brandvæsen
FeuerwehrFeuerlöschzug
palokunta
vatrogasna jedinica
tűzoltóság
消防隊
소방대
brannvesenbrannvern
gasilska brigada
brandkår
หน่วยกู้ไฟ
đội cứu hỏa

fire brigade

fire department (Am) n(corpo dei) pompieri mpl or vigili mpl del fuoco

fire brigade

فِرْقَةُ الـمُطَافئ hasičský sbor brandvæsen Feuerwehr πυροσβεστική cuerpo de bomberos palokunta pompiers vatrogasna jedinica vigili del fuoco 消防隊 소방대 brandweer brannvesen straż pożarna bombeiros, brigada de incêndio пожарная бригада brandkår หน่วยกู้ไฟ itfaiye đội cứu hỏa 消防队
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