fire brigade

a group of firefighters, especially as formed temporarily or called upon to assist a fire department in an emergency.
a small fire department privately employed by an institution.

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fire brigade
chiefly (Brit) an organized body of firefighters

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fire brigade

activity directed at limiting the spread of fire and extinguishing it, particularly as performed by members of organizations (fire services or fire departments) trained for the purpose. When it is possible, fire fighters rescue persons endangered by the fire, if necessary, before turning their full attention to putting it out.

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Example sentences
Fighting fires as members of a fire brigade presents a significant risk of harm
  to employees.
Fire brigade drills may be announced or unannounced.
The training of fire brigade members and emergency responders was inadequate.
These detectors would alarm in the control room and the fire brigade would
  respond to a fire in this area.
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