Definition of fire engine in English:

fire engine


  • A vehicle carrying firefighters and equipment for fighting large fires.

    • ‘Before the railway company could remove the carriages from the track however a fire engine got stuck on the line.’
    • ‘A fire engine appeared first and the firefighters gave James oxygen before an ambulance arrived to take him to hospital.’
    • ‘The police and fire brigade joined in, with a dog handling demonstration and the chance to have a close-up look at a fire engine.’
    • ‘Both an ambulance and a fire engine, heading to separate emergency calls, were delayed.’
    • ‘There were no vehicles on the island apart from one fire engine, one police car and one ambulance.’
    • ‘Seconds later they are climbing aboard their fire engine, the double doors open and the vehicle flings forward into the traffic.’
    • ‘Residents said they fear that next time it could be a fire engine or ambulance that could barred by thoughtlessly parked vehicles.’
    • ‘The officer who suffered the most serious injuries had to be cut free from the cab of the fire engine.’
    • ‘One fire engine and a specialist salvage unit, which carries flood related equipment, attended the incident.’
    • ‘One fire engine remained outside, along with two uniformed police officers.’
    • ‘Emma and Sarah had the unexpected opportunity to sit in the cab of a real fire engine.’
    • ‘Every fire engine in Greater Manchester could soon be equipped with equipment to save the lives of heart attack victims.’
    • ‘From a health and safety point of view, could a fire engine or ambulance have easy access on to the estate in an emergency?’
    • ‘Do you want your children trapped in a fire because it was cheaper to send a fire engine rather than an ambulance to a heart attack?’
    • ‘An investigation has been launched after a father of two died when his car was hit by a fire engine which went through a red light.’
    • ‘If an ambulance, police car or fire engine is attending a hoax call then it can't be at a real emergency.’
    • ‘A big fire engine manned by a team of firefighters would come out to the neighbourhood and set up a ladder and rescue the animal.’
    • ‘At least one officer is needed to properly man a fire engine.’
    • ‘The fire engine had hit his car heavily and ploughed into pedestrians.’
    • ‘Local firefighters took a fire engine to join his funeral procession.’


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