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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 keynote speaker at the event, which was held on the occasion of the local holiday, which is also culturally and historically colored, was Defense Minister Karl Erjavec, who said that the Ministry of Defense was working hard to help develop firefighting, adding: " This year, five percent more funding will be devoted to the development of firefighting than last year, and I hope there will also be more protection and rescue resources in 2020.
Firefighting machines and live forces of State Fire Protection Service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Azerbaijan have been involved in order to extinguish the fire.
'No casualty was reported in the incident and all persons were already evacuated as firefighting units reached the site.
"Ka-32A11 BC is the helicopter with the best technical equipment for firefighting missions", noted Andrey Boginskiy, CEO of Russian Helicopters Holding Company.
According to the official statement, the equipment cost about Rs 8 crores and has multifaceted use in firefighting and rescue operations at elevated locations.
'Ka-32A11BC is the helicopter with the best technical equipment for firefighting missions', noted Andrey Boginskiy, CEO of Russian Helicopters Holding Company.
Ibrahim Al Sulaimi, General Manager of Technical Trading Company said, "We have been working with Angus Fire Company, a leader in firefighting technology, for more than 25-years.
[ClickPress, Tue May 07 2019] Firefighting hose is used to carry water or other fire extinguishers, like foam.
The modernization and upgrading of firefighting capabilities, however, still cannot keep up with the needs of a booming population.
The joint venture will build and operate Boeing CH-47 and Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk aircraft for aerial firefighting and other markets.
ISLAMABAD: Business community of Islamabad should take measures to gradually meet the firefighting requirements in businesses and industrial units and Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) would withdraw the firefighting