full-time, part-time
call, call out

Firefighters were called to a house in Summertown.


A wildfire near Sydney killed three firefighters.

battle sth (AmE), fight sth, tackle sth (BrE)

Firefighters tackled a warehouse blaze.


Firefighters battled to save a historic building after arsonists set it alight.

put sth out
rescue sb, save sb

Firefighters rescued a driver trapped in the wreckage of his car.


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