In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- A hero who smashed his way into a burning house to rescue his elderly neighbour has been commended by the fire service.
- Petrol had been poured through the letterbox, said a spokesman for the fire service, and was then set alight.
- She said the fire service had also encouraged all schools in Swindon and Wiltshire to fit sprinkler systems.
- It was also an area identified by the fire service as a hot spot for fire-related incidents and nuisance calls.
- The fire service will continue to try to find the source of the blaze.
- The road is very narrow and at teatime when cars are parked the fire service or ambulance would have no chance of getting down.
- The fire service and police can also make objections to the applications.
- What is really at stake, he and other firefighters argue, is the future of a professional fire service.
- The dramatic move looked set to break the deadlocked pay row and end months of industrial unrest in the fire service.
- The school's staff and pupils had gone home for the holidays and an automatic fire alarm alerted the fire service.
- Both were rescued by the fire service and suffered only minor injuries.
- The three workers got off the boat and went ashore to tell their safety officer, who then called the fire service.
- Hoax calls to the fire service have been flooding in from call boxes on a Manchester estate at the rate of one a week.
- His father was forced to quit the fire service after an injury at work and became a lollipop man.
- He said the aftermath of the cloud of thick, acrid smoke had forced the fire service to issue public health advice.
- If I'm asked my opinion about the cuts being made to the fire service in London I'm going to give a frank answer.
- The fire service said today it had responded to about 30 flood watch calls yesterday and last night.
- The cause of the blaze is still being investigated but the fire service believes a faulty television could be to blame.
- The public in Bolton - and the rest of Greater Manchester - had a fire service to be proud of.
- What we need is a fire service for the 21st century, one that is more flexible.
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