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fire departmentnoun [C]

US (UK fire brigade)
an ​organization that ​works to ​preventunwantedfires and ​stop them from ​burning: He ​joined the New York City Fire Department. Someone ​call the ​firedepartment!
(Definition of fire department from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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fire departmentnoun [C]

 /ˈfɑɪər dɪ·pɑrt·mənt/
an ​organization in ​charge of ​preventing or putting out ​fires, esp. one ​working for a ​localgovernment
(Definition of fire department from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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