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  1. firefightingnoun

    extinguishing a fire

    Etymology: fire + fight

  2. firefightingnoun

    the profession of being a firefighter

    Etymology: fire + fight

  3. firefightingnoun

    solving an urgent problem

    Etymology: fire + fight


  1. Firefighting

    Firefighting is the act of extinguishing fires. A firefighter fights fires to prevent loss of life, and/or destruction of property and the environment. Firefighting is a highly technical skill that requires professionals who have spent years training in both general firefighting techniques and specialized areas of expertise.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. firefighting

    1. What sysadmins have to do to correct sudden operational problems. An opposite of hacking. “Been hacking your new newsreader?” “No, a power glitch hosed the network and I spent the whole afternoon fighting fires.” 2. The act of throwing lots of manpower and late nights at a project, esp. to get it out before deadline. See also gang bang, Mongolian Hordes technique; however, the term firefighting connotes that the effort is going into chasing bugs rather than adding features.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of firefighting in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of firefighting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of firefighting in a Sentence

  1. Courtney Coats:

    That’s definitely not going to help the firefighting efforts.

  2. Coast Guard Cmdr. Efren Lopez:

    Early this evening our firefighting teams successfully put out the fire inside the Golden Ray wreck, safety is our highest priority and every member of the response displayed tremendous commitment to ensuring that emergency plans were followed during the entire fire fighting and evacuation evolution.

  3. Intercontinental Terminals Co:

    ITC and our ERT (emergency response team) responded immediately and we called both CIMA (an industry mutual aid group) and surrounding municipalities for additional firefighting resources, right now, we're just focused on the recovery effort.

  4. Emmanuel Macron:

    [ Its ] help we didnt ask for. The G-7 help was decided without Brazil. AMAZON WILDFIRES GET SOME HELP FROM US FIREFIGHTING PLANE At the G-7 summit on Monday, French President Emmanuel Macron said the Amazon, while mostly in Brazil, is a worldwide issue, and thatthe world can not allow Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to ruin the entire globe. We respect your sovereignty. Its your country.

  5. Ryan Meehan:

    It’s a dangerous job, if you’re going to do firefighting you have to have some realization that danger and the fact that you’re in harm’s way on a daily basis is part of the job.

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