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 emails.
See also: fight, fire
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Area commander Steve Taylor, from West Midlands Fire Service, said: "Fire hydrants give us ready access to a constant supply of water to fight fires.
A helicopter based in Turkey will be sent to help fight fires in the north, Turkey's water and forestry minister said on Wednesday.
Also on display was a truck by local firm NAFFCO, which has been specially designed to fight fires in industrial areas.
It would replace a truck that can take four firefighters to the scene of a fire, and can fight fires in buildings up to 30 feet tall.
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.
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.
Detroit is now considering an innovative 'tourism' package by allowing tourists to fight fires in the city.
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.
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.
They won't allow staff to leave work to fight fires, even though they are responsible for recruiting, training and paying firemen.