firefighting. noun [ U ] /ˈfaɪəˌfaɪtɪŋ/ us. the time and effort that someone uses to deal with problems within a company or organization that need attention immediately, instead of dealing with its ordinary business: Too much time is spent firefighting rather than moving the business forward.
What is fire fighting in it?
Firefighting, in computing, refers to the emergency allocation of resources that are necessary to handle an unexpected problem. The term implies that the effort goes into chasing bugs rather than integrating new features.
What is the function of firefighting?
Firefighters respond to fires, accidents and other incidents where there are risks to life and property. Full-time firefighters help protect the public in emergency situations. They respond to a wide variety of calls: as well as fires, they assist at car crashes, chemical spills, flooding and water rescue.
What do firefighters do all day?
When not fighting fires, firefighters spend all day responding to medical emergencies and other types of calls, checking equipment, vehicle maintenance, housework/cleaning, writing reports, training and education, physical fitness, public safety demos, and station tours.
What skills do firefighters need?
- To maintain top physical condition such as aerobic endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance and agility.
- Good judgement and quick decision-making based on knowledge and experience.
- Ability to give and take orders and function well in a close team environment.
What are Class A and B fires?
There are four classes of fires: Class A: Ordinary solid combustibles such as paper, wood, cloth and some plastics. Class B: Flammable liquids such as alcohol, ether, oil, gasoline and grease, which are best extinguished by smothering.