Definition of firefighting noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    firefighting

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈfaɪəfaɪtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfaɪərfaɪtɪŋ//
     
    [uncountable]
     
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  1. 1the job or activity of putting out fires firefighting equipment/vehicles
  2. 2(in business) the practice of dealing with problems as they occur rather than planning carefully to avoid them