Fire-department definition

A department, especially of a municipal government, whose purpose is preventing and putting out fires.
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A municipal department, usually consisting of one or more fire companies, whose work is fighting fires and preventing their occurrence.
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(firefighting, US) An organization, often part of a local government whose purpose is preventing and putting out fires. May provide other emergency services as well.
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Noun

Singular:
fire-department
Plural:
fire-departments