Definition of firehouse in English:

firehouse

(also firehall)

noun

North American
  • A fire station.

    • ‘He significantly increased spending for public safety, police and firehouses - without increasing taxes.’
    • ‘‘Believe it or not, there are some firehouses and police stations in the country that don't even have computers,’ says Miller.’
    • ‘We need schools and firehouses and roads built here in the United States of America.’
    • ‘In another setting, a firehouse was ordered to take down its largely secular holiday decorations, because neighbors were offended by it.’
    • ‘And I will never go by a firehouse again without realizing who is in there and what they do for a living and how they take good care of us, you know.’
    • ‘The firehouse was full of retired and former members.’
    • ‘The development of paid fire forces did erode the distinct identities of different firehouses, creating a larger community of men bound by occupational identity.’
    • ‘New York City has about 8,700 firefighters in more than 200 firehouses.’
    • ‘Holding photographs of firehouses that are closing and schools in disrepair, they chanted, ‘Where's the jobs?’’
    • ‘My travels brought me to middle schools, firehouses, and town halls, which are, of course, perfect backdrops for snap shots and handshakes.’
    • ‘In 30 seconds, we can be out of the firehouse and in front of a fire.’
    • ‘The NYC Fire Museum is located, appropriately enough, in an old firehouse that was converted into a museum.’
    • ‘When I was a child, many fire companies were staffed by volunteer groups and the firehouses and their adjacent recreation halls were also centers of social activity.’
    • ‘Once, fire trucks roared out of firehouses on a regular basis; now, a fire company may go days or even weeks without a fire to respond to.’
    • ‘We came upon a firehouse, and as Tara is collecting photos of Ambulances and Firetrucks, we asked the firemen if we could see the trucks.’
    • ‘The firehouse, commissioned in 1966, represents the height and turning point of the architect's career.’
    • ‘A number of my uncles followed him into the trade, and I spent part of my youth sliding down poles in firehouses around the city.’
    • ‘It takes a special kind of person to choose to do this for a living, or to choose to volunteer their time in the local firehouses.’
    • ‘If we are searching for a way to repair the world and live our day-to-day life with meaning, then what better way than to join the local firehouse.’
    • ‘Handmade posters of the missing are plastered in almost every neighbourhood, and candles and flowers have been placed in front of many of New York's firehouses and police stations.’

Pronunciation

firehouse

/ˈfʌɪəhaʊs/