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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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The history of firefighting in Ararat dates back to 1859, when the Ararat Urban Fire Brigade established its original home in a hotel room.
London Fire Brigade has since changed its PDA to include an aerial ladder.
After 5 hours of struggle fire brigades successfully extinguished the fire but till then millions of rupees building and material has been damaged.
Cleveland Fire Brigade secretary and regional chairman for the Fire Brigades Union, Davy Howe, said the closure would have an affect elsewhere on Teesside.
Members of the Fire Brigades Union are due to walk out for 47 hours from 10am tomorrow, leaving staff from a private firm to provide emergency cover.
Fire Brigades Union (FBU) regional official Paul Embery said: "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.
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 three fire brigades immediately rushed at the spot and quenched the fire.
It took us one dozen fire brigades to put off the fire," said A K Tripathi, Superintendent of Police, Noida.
By the 1970s the service had adopted the name Merseyside County Fire Brigade, amalgamating the fire brigades of Liverpool, Wallasey, Birkenhead, Bootle, Southport and StHelens.
156, Fire Brigades, as well as NFPA 600, Standard on Industrial Fire Brigades, 2005 edition.
Fire brigades in the North-East face compensation claims which could reach hundreds of thousands of pounds after a landmark ruling yesterday.
The Fire Brigades Union is furious after discovering that fire prevention inspections have dropped by 71 per cent in three of Scotland's brigades in three years.
The plan has been criticised by the Fire Brigades Union which fears it will have a detrimental effect on the level of service.
Tony Nutting, brigade secretary of the Fire Brigades Union in the Midlands, raised concerns in response to proposals by the Government to close the five regional control rooms and replace them with one central office.