Definition of fire service in English:

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fire service

Pronunciation: /ˈfī(ə)r ˈsərvəs/

noun

British
An organization in charge of preventing and fighting fires.
Example sentences
  • If I'm asked my opinion about the cuts being made to the fire service in London I'm going to give a frank answer.
  • A hero who smashed his way into a burning house to rescue his elderly neighbour has been commended by the fire service.
  • The cause of the blaze is still being investigated but the fire service believes a faulty television could be to blame.

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Syllabification: fire serv·ice

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