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    Red face Name of a fire fighting equipment (URGENT)

    May I know the proper name of one kind of official fire fighting equipment with description stated below.

    It looks like a mop with something soft (a bunch of long soft strips) fixed at the end of a rod for putting out the hill fire. Firemen normally hold onto the rod, hitting /beating the fire with that long soft strips to kill the hill fire.

    Shall I say it a 'fire hitter' or 'fire beater' (I was told either one will be the correct answer)?

    Many thanks.

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    Re: Name of a fire fighting equipment (URGENT)

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    May I know the proper name of one kind of official fire fighting equipment with description stated below.

    It looks like a mop with something soft (a bunch of long soft strips) fixed at the end of a rod for putting out the hill fire. Firemen normally hold onto the rod, hitting /beating the fire with that long soft strips to kill the hill fire.

    Shall I say it a 'fire hitter' or 'fire beater' (I was told either one will be the correct answer)?

    Many thanks.
    Hi, Hongkonger. (Not a teacher.)


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    Re: Name of a fire fighting equipment (URGENT)

    I haven't ever heard of it called "fire hitter". The term I am most familiar with, especially from reports on TV of firemen fighting bush and forest fires, is "fire beater".

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