firefighting
noun see firefighter

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • firefighting — fire‧fight‧ing [ˈfaɪəˌfaɪtɪŋ ǁ ˈfaɪr ] noun [uncountable] actions taken to deal with sudden or immediate problems related to a particular job: • The Ministry needs a strategy that goes beyond just firefighting. • Many computer departments are… …   Financial and business terms

  • Firefighting — Distinguish from a firefight, which means a battle with firearms. Firefighting is the act of extinguishing destructive fires. A firefighter fights these fires to prevent destruction of life, property and the environment. Firefighting is a highly… …   Wikipedia

  • firefighting — [[t]fa͟ɪ͟ə(r)faɪtɪŋ[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft N n (The spellings fire fighting, and in British English fire fighting are also used.) Firefighting is the work of putting out fires. There was no fire fighting equipment …   English dictionary

  • firefighting — gaisro gesinimas statusas Aprobuotas sritis gaisrų prevencija apibrėžtis Aktyvūs veiksmai, kuriais siekiama numalšinti gaisrą ir išgelbėti žmones, turtą ir (ar) aplinką. atitikmenys: angl. firefighting šaltinis Lietuvos Respublikos priešgaisrinės …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • firefighting — See firefighter. * * * …   Universalium

  • firefighting — noun a) extinguishing a fire; the profession of being a firefighter b) solving an urgent problem …   Wiktionary

  • firefighting — n. activity of putting out fires, activity of stopping fires from burning …   English contemporary dictionary

  • firefighting — UK [ˈfaɪə(r)ˌfaɪtɪŋ] / US [ˈfaɪrˌfaɪtɪŋ] noun [uncountable] 1) the job of making fires stop burning 2) British the activity of trying to solve a serious problem that suddenly happens by reacting quickly and effectively …   English dictionary

  • firefighting — fireˈfighting noun 1. The job of a firefighter 2. Dealing with events as they arise, without long term planning (figurative) • • • Main Entry: ↑fire …   Useful english dictionary

  • Firefighting worldwide — This article discusses national trends and protocol in firefighting. As firefighting has a rich history throughout the world, traditions in this profession vary widely from country to country.AustraliaIn Australia, fire services are… …   Wikipedia

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