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Fire company   /fˈaɪər kˈəmpəni/   Listen
Fire company

A private or temporary organization of individuals equipped to fight fires.  Synonym: fire brigade.

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"Fire company" Quotes from Famous Books

... Golden would have saved any foreign observer a great deal of trouble in studying America. He was an almost perfect type of the petty small-town middle-class lawyer. He lived in Panama, Pennsylvania. He had never been "captain" of anything except the Crescent Volunteer Fire Company, but he owned the title because he collected rents, wrote ...
— The Job - An American Novel • Sinclair Lewis

... "The fire company has warned him again, I guess," whispered Miss Fairbanks to Faith. "Well, that's a hard one on Mag Brady; she was hired expressly ...
— For Gold or Soul? - The Story of a Great Department Store • Lurana W. Sheldon

... "gentlemen merchants and others, natives of Ireland or of Irish extraction", organized the Charitable Irish Society. In Pennsylvania, where the Irish emigration had been larger than in any other colony, the Hibernian Fire Company was organized in 1751. The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick was founded in Philadelphia in 1771, and about that time societies bearing this name were founded in Boston and New York, as convivial clubs welcoming Irish ...
— The Glories of Ireland • Edited by Joseph Dunn and P.J. Lennox

... next door,' he answered hurredly. ''Twouldn't be so much of a blaze if they could get the fire company here to put it out before it gets headway; but it's one o' those blind fires that's been sizzling away inside the walls for an hour. The folks didn't know they was afire till a girl ran in and told 'em- ...
— Marm Lisa • Kate Douglas Wiggin

Words linked to "Fire company" :   organisation, organization

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