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A department, especially of a municipal government, whose purpose is preventing and putting out fires.
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) US and Canadian the department of a local authority responsible for the prevention and extinguishing of fires
1. the department of a municipal government charged with the prevention and extinguishing of fire.
2. the personnel in such a department.
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|Noun||1.||fire department - the department of local government responsible for preventing and extinguishing fires|
department of local government, local department - a permanent department created to perform the work of a local government
fire brigade - British name for a fire department
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