Definition of Fire company

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

Exact synonyms: Fire Brigade
Generic synonyms: Organisation, Organization

Definition of Fire company

1. Noun. (context: firefighting US) An organization whose purpose is to extinguish fires. ¹

2. Noun. (context: firefighting US) A single emergency response unit and its personnel within a fire department ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fire Company

fire break
fire breaks
fire breathing
fire brick
fire bricks
fire brigade
fire brigades
fire bush
fire chief
fire chiefs
fire clay
fire code
fire companies
fire company (current term)
fire control
fire control radar
fire control system
fire crotch
fire cupping
fire dancer
fire department
fire departments
fire dog
fire dogs
fire door
fire drill
fire drills
fire eater

Literary usage of Fire company

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

1. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography by Historical Society of Pennsylvania (1894)
"In later days they changed their names as follows : the first became the Franklin fire company No. 6, whose house stood on Main, above Franklin Street; ..."

2. Essays in the Earlier History of American Corporations by Joseph Stancliffe Davis (1917)
"In May, 1787, the Maryland assembly chartered The Baltimore insurance fire-company, the first to be organized on a joint stock basis. ..."

3. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke, Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress), John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) (1819)
"On Christmas- day, 1816, the premises were Drew v. the London Imperial Fire Company.—This case excited peculiar interest, and the Court was crowded to ..."

4. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1921)
"183) the company was incorporated by the Legislature under the name of the Fire Company of the City of Atlanta. They were to elect their own ..."

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