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a private or temporary organization of individuals equipped to fight fires

British name for a fire department

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Mike Smith, who is the member for Wales of the Fire Brigades Union executive, said the union had not officially backed the present action which reflects the firefighters' anger at the terms of a pay deal aimed at settling the bitter firefighters' dispute of the past year.
But the measure has been given a lukewarm response from the Fire Brigades Union as they feel it may further compromise the safety of firefighters.
The Fire Brigades Union believes it is unacceptable for their democratically elected General Secretary and his family to be stalked in this manner and will be dealing with the matter privately not publicly.
Now fire brigades were the earliest rural voluntary associations, and we are already two thirds of the way through the nineteenth century--well past the revolutionary upheavals of the earlier decades.
Fire brigades that are fully compliant with NFPA 600 will have exceeded OSHA requirements.
By the 1870s, the mystique of the volunteer fire brigade began to fade as Philadelphia instituted a paid fire department.
LONDON -- London Fire Brigade, the UK's largest fire brigade is using SAS in its fight to decrease the number of fire incidents and save the lives of London's residents.
At around 50 fire brigades with 30 fire vehicles intervened to the fir during which some brigades were affected by smoke.
The opening of the new station marks a fresh chapter in the history of the brigade as it houses the amalgamated Glengarry and Glengarry West Fire brigades.
Fire Brigades Union (FBU) regional official Paul Embery said yesterday: "We are clearly extremely disappointed that the London Fire Brigade (LFB) representatives brought absolutely nothing new to the meeting today and all they did was reiterate their position held for several weeks.
The fire was extinguished after joint operation of DHA and City fire Brigades.
Around 15 fire brigades are deployed to douse this fire," said Rajeev Sharma, Municipal Commissioner of Gurgaon.
Both Durham and North Yorkshire fire brigades are to monitor the campaign.
But the truth is that they will damage London's ability to respond to terrorism, says the Fire Brigades Union.
The Fire Brigades Union said the units, which have been introduced across the UK to deal with terrorist incidents, were manned by two crew members.