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engine company

noun
1.
a unit of a city's fire department in command of one or more fire-fighting vehicles.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20, Americanism
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  • The station will house an engine company and a battalion chief unit when completed.
  • He reaches a chief who orders him and his engine company into an adjacent building.
  • It was the last hand engine company in the department.
  • The fire station houses an engine company and has the capacity to house a paramedic ambulance company if needed in the future.

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