Definition of Fire brigade

1. Noun. A private or temporary organization of individuals equipped to fight fires.

Exact synonyms: Fire Company
Generic synonyms: Organisation, Organization

2. Noun. British name for a fire department.
Generic synonyms: Fire Department

Definition of Fire brigade

1. Noun. (context: firefighting US) A group of people within a corporation or industrial site, organized for the purpose of putting out fires, usually in addition to their normal job. ¹

2. Noun. (context: firefighting British) An organization, often part of a local government, whose purpose is preventing and putting out fires. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fire Brigade

fire beetles
fire bell
fire bellied toad
fire blanket
fire blight
fire blights
fire block
fire boss
fire bosses
fire box
fire break
fire breaks
fire breathing
fire brick
fire bricks
fire brigade (current term)
fire brigades
fire bush
fire chief
fire chiefs
fire clay
fire code
fire companies
fire company
fire control
fire control radar
fire control system
fire crotch

Literary usage of Fire brigade

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The retained fire brigade comprises entirely municipal employés, ... The municipal workshops are located alongside the fire-brigade stations. ..."

2. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1907)
"It seems like going back to the Middle Ages to be reminded by the article in The City Press that the present fire brigade has been created since its first ..."

3. Preventing Deadly Conflict edited by David A. Hamburg, Cyrus R. Vance (1998)
""fire brigade" Deployments Much debate has swirled around the idea of establishing a rapid reaction capability within the UN or through other regional ..."

4. The Electrical Engineer (1892)
"the Metropolitan fire brigade notified to the citizens of London that care should be taken not to trouble the brigade with false alarms. ..."

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