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hose dragger

hose dragger
 n.Gloss: a nickname for a firefighter.
 «Butler, a former Coast Guard captain, conceded he had limited experience as what’s known as a “hose dragger” but noted he has had years of planning and preparatory experience.» —“St. Paul / 4 finalists for fire chief named” by Time Nelson Pioneer Press (St. Paul, Minnesota) Sept. 27, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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  • Another nickname, although not very complimentary, is slab-wetter. Referring to the firemen as those people who do not save structures, just wet down the concrete slab once the structure has burned to the ground.

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