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Firefighter

What is this job like? Every year, fires take many lives and destroy billions of dollars worth of property. Firefighters help protect people and property. They are often the first at an…

Valparaiso

(Encyclopedia) Valparaiso vălpərā´zō [key], city (1990 pop. 24,414), seat of Porter co., NW Ind.; inc. 1850. There is popcorn processing, tool and die making, and the manufacture of…

Borisov, Boiko

(Encyclopedia) Borisov, Boiko boi´kō bōrēs´ŏf [key], 1959–, Bulgarian political leader, prime minister of Bulgaria (2009–13, 2014–16, 2017–). Trained as a firefighter, he joined the…

fire fighting

(Encyclopedia) fire fighting, the use of strategy, personnel, and apparatus to extinguish, to confine, or to escape from fire. Fire-Fighting Strategy Fire fighting…

Cartwright, Alexander Joy

(Encyclopedia) Cartwright, Alexander Joy, 1820–92, American baseball player, b. New York City. He worked as a bank teller and a bookseller, and was a volunteer firefighter with the…

Elmira

(Encyclopedia) Elmira ĕlmī´rə [key], city (1990 pop. 33,724), seat of Chemung co., extreme S central N.Y., on the Chemung River; settled 1788, inc. 1864. It is a distribution and…

Shelburne

(Encyclopedia) Shelburne, town (1990 pop. 5,871) in Chittenden co., NW Vermont, 7 mi (11 km) S of Burlington on the banks of Lake Champlain. A popular resort, Shelburne is also a center…

Chernobyl

(Encyclopedia) Chernobyl chĭrnō´byēl [key], Ukr. Chornobyl, abandoned city, N Ukraine, near the Belarus border, on the Pripyat River. Ten miles (16 km) to the north, in the town…

Caroline Paul

Caroline Paul is the author of Fighting Fire, a 1998 memoir about becoming one of San Francisco's first woman firefighters. A 1986 Stanford graduate and aspiring filmmaker, Paul took the firefighter…