Meaning of “fire brigade” in the English Dictionary

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"fire brigade" in British English

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fire brigadenoun [ C, + sing/pl verb ]

uk /ˈfaɪə brɪˌɡeɪd/ us /ˈfaɪr brɪˌɡeɪd/ UK US fire department

B2 an organization that works to prevent unwanted fires and stop them from burning:

Someone call the fire brigade!

More examples

  • The fire brigade said that the club's wiring was unsafe.
  • Several members of the local fire brigade came to the school to talk about safety issues.

(Definition of “fire brigade” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)