fire brigade

  1. a private or temporary organization of individuals equipped to fight fires
  2. British name for a fire department
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How To Use fire brigade In A Sentence

  • The fire brigade said: 'It was a strange accident. The Sun
  • ‘The fire brigade went up and down in their skylift several times and removed the loose stones very courageously,’ he said.
  • This was the culmination of a process of left-wing entryism which has seen unions representing communication workers, railwaymen, the fire brigades and the civil service fall like dominoes.
  • She became stuck on a narrow ledge and was only rescued after the fire brigade was called out.
  • Matt Wrack, general secretary of the Fire Brigades Union, said his former wife and student son had been "pestered" by reporters, with one "rooting about" in dustbins. The Guardian World News
  • It became apparent there was too much water for the plumber to pump away, so the fire brigade was called in.
  • An investigation was not carried out until 22 days after the accident because the ambulance service had not notified the fire brigade. The Sun
  • Thank goodness for the London fire brigade. Times, Sunday Times
  • The fire brigade was called and tackled the blaze using water from street hydrants.
  • Another Campbell Street resident said his garage was knee-deep in water and his family was waiting for the fire brigade to pump water out of the garden, which was entirely submerged.
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