Definition of fire brigade in English:

fire brigade

noun

British
  • An organized body of people trained and employed to extinguish fires.

    ‘neighbours smelt smoke and called the fire brigade’
    • ‘Damage was minor but the fire brigade spent another 20 minutes making sure those fires were out.’
    • ‘The fire brigade worked for at least two hours to extinguish the blaze and had to call on local people to help.’
    • ‘Staff called emergency services and the fire brigade took an hour to cut the woman free from the wreckage.’
    • ‘In the owner's absence the fire brigade had rolled up, extinguished the blaze and moved on.’
    • ‘While his wife phoned the fire brigade, Mr Nugent went inside to see if anyone was trapped but was soon beaten back.’
    • ‘A spokesman for the fire brigade said two firefighters attended the incident.’
    • ‘Police and the fire brigade were called, and the fire brigade shored up the wall with four hydraulic jacks.’
    • ‘Dozens of local residents rang the fire brigade as the inferno ripped through the offices and warehouse area.’
    • ‘The fire brigade believe the blaze had been started by smoking in bed.’
    • ‘I told her to get away from the door quickly and call the fire brigade.’
    • ‘Five minutes after the road was reopened the fire brigade were called to tackle a blaze at a factory on the same estate.’
    • ‘After three or four minutes, we realised she would not open the door and we decided to call the fire brigade.’
    • ‘Police and the fire brigade were called in after the incident, which happened at about midday on Sunday.’
    • ‘The fire brigade is waiting for authorisation to connect to a water supply that is just yards from the new building.’
    • ‘She called for the fire brigade but managed to extinguish the blaze herself using pans of water.’
    • ‘The fire brigade spent half an hour freeing the man from under the car while paramedics battled in vain to keep him alive.’
    • ‘If you hear a smoke alarm going off or discover a fire, call the fire brigade immediately and get out as quickly as possible.’
    • ‘He immediately alerted the fire brigade, who were on the scene within minutes.’
    • ‘I dread to think what could have happened if the fire brigade weren't here as quickly as they were.’
    • ‘People in the building tried to extinguish the blaze but were beaten back and the fire brigade had to be called.’

Pronunciation:

fire brigade

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