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fire engine:

see fire fightingfire fighting,
the use of strategy, personnel, and apparatus to extinguish, to confine, or to escape from fire. Fire-Fighting Strategy

Fire fighting strategy involves the following basic procedures: arriving at the scene of the fire as rapidly as possible;
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fire engine

a heavy road vehicle that carries firemen and fire-fighting equipment to a fire
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"People kept asking what had happened because there were two fire engines, three ambulances and police cars there."
In June, Deputy Governor Hamilton Orata announced the had received two fire engines with a capacity of 18,000 liters each.
This includes dramatic fire demonstrations from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, fun fair rides, tasty food courtesy of Papamacs Gourmet Kitchen, a craft market, kids go-karts as well as a chance to see some vintage fire engines up close.
Mr Ghani said that at least nine fire engines were busy in controlling the fire while 10 water bowsers of the KWSB were providing water.
The annual Fire Engine and Vintage Vehicle show was due to be held for its 38th year at Preston Park, Eaglescliffe, tomorrow and Sunday.
The Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Servicecounts red fleet vehicles as front line fire engines,
London Fire Brigade said it supplied five of the nine fire engines after being called at 6.28pm - crews from Sutton, Surbiton, Tooting, New Malden and Wallington.
"The gasoline fire engine is in a class by itself and much easier to maintain than other makes.
Several fire engines, police and paramedics were called to the road just before the Moor Farm Roundabout at around 12.40pm yesterday.
The fire brigade said that six fire engines had been used to extinguish the fire.
The youngster, who has special needs and has been diagnosed with the genetic disorder neurofibromatosis, loves fire engines and often passes the station on Wellington Road.