fight fires

fight fires

To deal with emergencies or urgent matters, rather than ordinary day-to-day tasks. I spent so much time today fighting fires with our suppliers that I didn't even have a chance to read my e-mails.
See also: fight, fire
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With the state deep in a four-year drought and erupting in devastating forest fires, approximately 4,000 low-level felons have been enlisted to clear brush and fight fires.
It is the first time since 2006 the National Interagency Fire Centre (NIFC) has called on the US military to send soldiers to help fight fires.
Senate Appropriations Committee passed a bill, sponsored by Merkley, that seeks to preserve money for fire prevention and other vital programs by detaching them from spending to fight fires.
And day in, day out - come wind, rain, or shine - they fight fires of every imaginable type in every part of the country.
The FBU said: "It's ludicrous to expect firefighters to fight fires in their late 50s.
Respondees to this PIN notice should be capable of providing equipment that will allow fire fighters via a ultra high pressure system, to fight fires from outside the building with ideally, the ability to pierce brick, stone, breeze block, sheet metal, concrete, timber etc via a form of branch or lance mechnism or suitable equivalent operating procedure.
Detroit is now considering an innovative 'tourism' package by allowing tourists to fight fires in the city.
The fire service would like to implement a system of checks on the physical condition of candidates as well as of active members to get a better picture of who they can send to actually fight fires.
Summary: Dubai Civil Defenece will now have motorcycles to fight fires in a private sector- public service initiative.
Alberta Sustainable Resource Management has lent crews and equipment to help fight fires in Enoch, Alexis, Strathcona County and Little Smoky River.
A fireboat can fight fires on shorelines or on ships.
As a girl who likes to do things like scuba dive, fight fires and practice kung fu, Michelle knew that being stereotyped could deprive her of the best possible education.
The research has found that crews are attacked by gangs of youths who hurl bricks, bottles and missiles at them as they fight fires.
Yet, it is the technological innovations fire insurers adopted and innovated that, in the end, helped foment an effective understanding of how to prevent and fight fires.
The Ministry of Natural Resources hires the closest people to the fire and we don't often get calls to fight fires.