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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 scope of the project is to develop a group of intelligent cooperative firefighting and disaster mitigation mobile robots which can perform critical operations in adverse circumstances and hazardous environments.
Agriculture Minister Nicos Kouyialis, said the runway would serve firefighting aircraft in a bid to "improve our response to fires like the one we had last year in the Solea region.
The interim approval will allow the tanker to be considered for critical federal, state, and international firefighting contracts ahead of the 2017 forest fire season.
We thank the SCIP Administrative Committee (SCIP AC) and firefighting bureau for their guidance and help.
In April, successful candidates Della Kadiri-Rawlings, Jade Lambert and Arran Moore were given the opportunity to spend 12 months working with the airport's Rescue & Firefighting Service.
He added that in line with the directions of Chairman CDA, Maroof Afzal, four new fire sub stations are being established while new firefighting devices and firefighting vehicles are also being added in the firefighting fleet.
The members of Beirut Firefighting Department rushed to the place, were able to control the fire and extinguished it before reaching other parts of the ship , the Department said.
SIDON, Lebanon: Firefighting units battled a forest fire that erupted Monday in the southern town of Magdousheh for hours before successfully quelling the blaze, but not before vast tracts of agricultural land was razed to the ground and several people injured.
Fire brigades were deployed to the forest near the villages of GE-lderen, Oy-lakE[micro]ren and Dikmece in the district of Karlysu, but the firefighting teams were unsuccessful in bringing the flames under control.
There are currently 242 active duty firefighters; most of the Army firefighting force is in the Reserve Components.
The competition is being supported by the UAE General Directorate of Civil Defence and will test the firefighting and rescue skills commonly faced by responders during emergencies over three days in a 15,000-sq-ft arena.
This Business for sale is a provider of sales and service of firefighting equipment to the local fire fighting and business community.