follow Dictionary.com

Know these essential literary terms?

fire brigade

noun
1.
a group of firefighters, especially as formed temporarily or called upon to assist a fire department in an emergency.
2.
a small fire department privately employed by an institution.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for fire brigade
  • 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.
  • First, is a fire brigade and the other is a mine rescue team the content is relevant.
  • Designed to train fire brigade members as well as firefighters on how to use extinguishers safely and effectively.
British Dictionary definitions for fire brigade

fire brigade

noun
1.
(mainly Brit) an organized body of firefighters
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Encyclopedia Article for fire brigade

fire fighting

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.

Learn more about fire fighting with a free trial on Britannica.com
Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for fire brigade

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for fire

7
7
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for fire brigade