Definition of fire department in English:

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fire department


North American
The department of a local or municipal authority in charge of preventing and fighting fires.
Example sentences
  • Another source for information is your local fire department's hazardous material team.
  • If you're not sure where to start, contact your local fire department for recommendations.
  • The local fire department had a huge influence on my life and my experiences there will never be forgotten.

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Syllabification: fire de·part·ment

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