bump and run
 n.— «When faced with a wildfire, structural firefighters employ a technique called “bump and run,” which they practiced Monday night in Sunriver. A fire truck backs into the driveway of a home and firefighters jump out to assess their surroundings. If the situation is safe and the home can be saved, they look for flammable items like gasoline and woodpiles that they can move away from the fire. Then they deploy hoses and work to control the nearing blaze. When the fire has been knocked down, they pack up and move onto the next house.» —“Firefighters train for wildfire season” in Sunriver The Bulletin (Bend, Ore.) May 10, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

Tagged with →  

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.