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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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FIRE chiefs are to review 999 procedures after a Huddersfield man was knocked down by an 11-tonne fire engine.
The county has three fire engines, two in Kabarnet town (County headquarters) and one in Eldama-Ravine.
The incidents - on Furber Street on Friday (January 12) evening, on Union Street in Sandbach on Saturday afternoon and onReadesdale Avenueon Sunday morning - came after a meeting on Thursday afternoon when Cheshire Fire Chief Paul Hancock and Cheshire Fire & Rescue's head of service delivery Alex Waller told members of Cheshire East Council's corporate scrutiny committee that public and firefighter safety would not be compromised if plans to downgrade Crewe's second fire engine from full-time firefighters to on-call (part-time) went ahead.
The Tipple Truck, based in Sutton Coldfield, launched in February as the only fire engine bar in the country.
The post Fire engine overturns as blaze fought in Limassol appeared first on Cyprus Mail .
June 24, 2013: Stones are thrown at a fire engine after a Civil Defence team successfully dealt with a flat fire in Sitra.
The fire engine, which has served across the county for the past 19 years, has been donated to the "Operation Florian" charity, which provides fire engines, equipment and training to the world's poorest regions.
I am extremely concerned about these proposals as it will mean we will then only have one full-time fire engine in Barry.
Removing one fire engine from Halifax and providing a fully equipped Resilience Pump which can be utilised when required.
MINDLESS yobs stripped a fire engine of life-saving kit as crews tackled two fires in Wood End.
Fleet manager Dave Bond said: "We have worked really hard with our workforce, the vehicle manufacturer and fire appliance bodybuilders to create this state of the art frontline fire engine.
The fire engine was damaged, three firemen were wounded.