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Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
a municipal department, usually consisting of one or more fire companies, whose work is fighting fires and preventing their occurrence
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A department, especially of a municipal government, whose purpose is preventing and putting out fires.