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fireman

Railways
a. (on steam locomotives) the man who stokes the fire and controls the injectors feeding water to the boiler
b. (on diesel and electric locomotives) the driver's assistant
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Also on this day: 1901: The Cadillac MotorCompany was formed in Detroit, named after a French explorer; 1959: Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States of America; 1965: Keith Peacock became the first substitute permitted by the Football League when he went on for his team, Charlton Athletic; 1976: Mary Langdon, aged 25, joined the fire brigade at Battle, East Sussex to become Britain's first female fireman -she was not called firewoman or fireperson; 1983: Benigo Aquino, exiled Philippine opposition leader who had been assured a safe return by President Marcos, was shot dead in full view of the television cameras as he stepped out of the plane in Manila airport; 1988: Amended British licensing laws allowing more flexible pub opening hours came into force at midnight.
FIREWOMAN Joanne Leedham's complaints about her pounds 25,000 wage (Sunday Mail, November 24) are an insult to those who bring up families on half that amount.
The firewoman on the telephone simply dabs her cut forehead, apologises for the interruption and carries on.
If we agree to eliminate using words like "policeman" and "firewoman" (and we do, don't we??!), the same should apply to words like "chairwoman" and "spokeswoman" and "assemblywoman." All are exclusive and therefore violate our policy of inclusion -- i.e., specifying either a chairman or a chairwoman is exclusive.
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Left, at Cullercoats in 1930, as a firewoman in WI and at Ocean Road School in 1918
The firewoman yesterday collected a Royal Humane Society Testimonial on Parchment for saving the 62-year-old man.
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