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escape fire

1. A fire created in an area of vegetation so as to create a path clear of fuel to avoid an oncoming wildfire. A lighter might seem like the last thing you'd need in the middle of a grasslands wildfire, but it saved my life when I used it to start an escape fire.
2. By extension, any nonstandard, counterintuitive, and/or improvised solution to a problem that is too large or complex to be dealt with by traditional means. The country's welfare debt was so insurmountable that the government began looking at radical escape fires to manage the situation.
See also: escape, fire
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At least 38 people have been able to escape fire danger or avoid serious injury because of smoke alarms installed by MFD in the last three years.
Tom Butcher, 31, put his horse Coug into a horsebox to escape fire advancing on the farm where he and the others were working.
ESCAPE FIRE examines the powerful forces maintaining the status quo, a medical industry designed for quick fixes rather than prevention, for profit-driven care rather than patient-driven care.
Manama: An 11-year-old girl died after she jumped from the fourth floor to escape fire flames ravaging their apartment in Kuwait City.
Don Berwick, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Institute for HealthCare Improvement spoke of the concept of "sensemaking" in an address entitled Escape Fire (Berwick, 1999).
Elsewhere, Meredith and Maggie take over the case of a couple who got badly injured while attempting to escape fire in the building.
According to Escape Fire, Matthew Heineman and Susan Froemke's documentary about America's broken health care system, if corporations are indeed persons, then the United States' health care system should be a raging success, because our present structures and incentives inflate corporate pocketbooks, fund lobbyists, and fill the coffers of political campaigns.
The approach is multipronged, but luckily, Escape Fire doesn't lose any of its urgency or power as a result.
The new fire, now known as an escape fire, burned the grass in front of him, deprived the fire behind of any substrate, and created an escape path.
You talk about an escape fire in that story and of writing about writer's block as a way to get back to writing.
Escape Fire service area commander Moira Richardson said the family - a couple and their young child - had a "very lucky escape".
The first picture is of a Dennis F12 pump escape fire engine (SWK 331) and is seen here in October 1964 in Hill Cross, not too far away from Coventry city centre.
And the compact Commer QX pump escape fire appliance on offer at Blackbushe was first put into service during 1956, was in attendance at the famous Aylesbury county hall fire in the early 1970s and remained in service in the town for many more years.
Additional information about preventing residential fires and The Great Escape fire drill is available from NFPA, telephone (617) 984-7285, or from the World-Wide Web site http://www.