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firefighting

(1)
What sysadmins have to do to correct sudden operational problems. An opposite of hacking. "Been hacking your new newsreader?" "No, a power glitch hosed the network and I spent the whole afternoon fighting fires."

firefighting

(2)
The act of throwing lots of manpower and late nights at a project, especially to get it out before deadline. See also gang bang, Mongolian Hordes technique; however, the term "firefighting" connotes that the effort is going into chasing bugs rather than adding features.
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The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) says a bigger proportion of firefighters have been lost from our county than in other part of the country.
Firefighter numbers in England and Scotland increased by one per cent and three per cent respectively.
This year the event was held in Watford and took place over two days with hundreds of people gathered in the busy high street to watch firefighters from all over the world compete against each other, all whilst wearing full personal protective equipment and breathing apparatus weighing up to 40kg.
HB 2051 amends language to legislation previously passed by Sanders and signed into law that eliminated the 45-year-old age limit for new firefighters by giving them the ability to join a department without the requirement that they be added to the state's pension plan.
to the firefighters memorial site escorted by a police vehicle and bagpipes.
Hannah then posted a drawing by her daughter as a firefighter and thanked the service and all the female fire crew who had responded with photos of themselves in uniform.
21 to talk about how their California mansion and neighborhood was saved by private firefighters from the Nov.
'I thought this contest would give me the opportunity to show my potential as a firefighter I always wanted prove I am a strong firefighter,' Lee said.
West Midlands Fire Service has defended the money-raising scheme, explaining: "While it may not be considered the traditional role of a firefighter, the service is evolving and changes need to be made to ensure we are meeting community risk where appropriate."
The figures came after a firefighter was injured after afirework was thrown during Bonfire Night call-outthis year.
Close up, Somali aviation firefighter hands holding the hose pipe