fire department


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fire department

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

fire department

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) US and Canadian the department of a local authority responsible for the prevention and extinguishing of fires

fire′ depart`ment


n.
1. the department of a municipal government charged with the prevention and extinguishing of fire.
2. the personnel in such a department.
[1815–25, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fire department - the department of local government responsible for preventing and extinguishing firesfire 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
fire fighter, fire-eater, firefighter, fireman - a member of a fire department who tries to extinguish fires
Translations
hasičský sbor
brandvæsen
palokunta
vatrogasna jedinica
slökkvilið
消防署消防隊
소방대
brandkår
หน่วยกู้ไฟ
đội cứu hỏa

fire department

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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