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fire department

noun
1.
the department of a municipal government charged with the prevention and extinguishing of fire.
2.
the personnel in such a department.
Origin of fire department
1815-1825
1815-25, Americanism
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fire department

noun
1.
(US & Canadian) the department of a local authority responsible for the prevention and extinguishing of fires
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