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chef d'agres

English translation: Firefighting gear officer OR Firefighting equipment officer

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13:07 Oct 19, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
French term or phrase: chef d'agres
This is in a document about training for the fire brigade:
... sous la responsabilite du chef d'agres.
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English translation:Firefighting gear officer OR Firefighting equipment officer
Explanation:
(1)
Definition of *agrès, from LGDT:
protection contre l'incendie
extinction de l'incendie
agrès n m (a)
Ensemble des instruments, des appareils et du matériel utilisés dans la lutte contre les incendies: moto-pompes, tuyaux (synonymes: boyaux [Canada]), lances etc. (a)
[1975]

Termium says that *agrès* means *gear*,amongst other things; I think gear fits best in your context.

But Termium does also have this entry (not for *agrès*)--I like the *equipment* mentioned in the heading:
English:Fire-Fighting and Rescue Equipment
fire appliance s CORRECT,GR. BRITAIN,STANDARDIZED
fire apparatus s CORRECT,USA,STANDARDIZED
fire fighting apparatus s CORRECT
apparatus s CORRECT,SEE RECORD
appliance s CORRECT,SEE RECORD,GR. BRITAIN
fire fighting appliance s CORRECT,PROPOSAL,GR. BRITAIN
DEF - Vehicle used or equipped for fire fighting and/or rescue purposes. s
DEF - Apparatus: A self-propelled fire vehicle including tank trucks, ladder, trucks, pumpers, crash and rescue vehicles, etc. used to transport personnel and equipment to fires or other emergency incidents. s
OBS - Appliance: In British usage "appliance" is synonymous with American "apparatus." s
OBS - Apparatus: Vehicles not equipped for firefighting are usually called auxiliary vehicles rather than apparatus. s
OBS - Fire apparatus, fire appliance: Terms and definition (a) standardized by ISO. s
1998-03-24


(3)
Firemen who are in charge of specific firefighting activities are called *officers* (confirmed by a check in Termium)
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Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 12:45
Grading comment
This was extremely helpful, thank you. I had already tried LGDT myself but couldn't find agres at all - however I don't seem to have the hang of inserting the accents! I tried using the * instead of e grave but still could only come up with agression, etc. So thanks again.
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naIn LGDT: *agres* OR *agrès*
Yolanda Broad
naFirefighting gear officer OR Firefighting equipment officer
Yolanda Broad


  

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Firefighting gear officer OR Firefighting equipment officer


Explanation:
(1)
Definition of *agrès, from LGDT:
protection contre l'incendie
extinction de l'incendie
agrès n m (a)
Ensemble des instruments, des appareils et du matériel utilisés dans la lutte contre les incendies: moto-pompes, tuyaux (synonymes: boyaux [Canada]), lances etc. (a)
[1975]

Termium says that *agrès* means *gear*,amongst other things; I think gear fits best in your context.

But Termium does also have this entry (not for *agrès*)--I like the *equipment* mentioned in the heading:
English:Fire-Fighting and Rescue Equipment
fire appliance s CORRECT,GR. BRITAIN,STANDARDIZED
fire apparatus s CORRECT,USA,STANDARDIZED
fire fighting apparatus s CORRECT
apparatus s CORRECT,SEE RECORD
appliance s CORRECT,SEE RECORD,GR. BRITAIN
fire fighting appliance s CORRECT,PROPOSAL,GR. BRITAIN
DEF - Vehicle used or equipped for fire fighting and/or rescue purposes. s
DEF - Apparatus: A self-propelled fire vehicle including tank trucks, ladder, trucks, pumpers, crash and rescue vehicles, etc. used to transport personnel and equipment to fires or other emergency incidents. s
OBS - Appliance: In British usage "appliance" is synonymous with American "apparatus." s
OBS - Apparatus: Vehicles not equipped for firefighting are usually called auxiliary vehicles rather than apparatus. s
OBS - Fire apparatus, fire appliance: Terms and definition (a) standardized by ISO. s
1998-03-24


(3)
Firemen who are in charge of specific firefighting activities are called *officers* (confirmed by a check in Termium)


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Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 12:45
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 1551
Grading comment
This was extremely helpful, thank you. I had already tried LGDT myself but couldn't find agres at all - however I don't seem to have the hang of inserting the accents! I tried using the * instead of e grave but still could only come up with agression, etc. So thanks again.
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3 days 1 hr
In LGDT: *agres* OR *agrès*


Explanation:
Actually, the search function in LGDT is accent insensitive, so I never bother to enter them. Hope this will make your life a bit easier in the future!

Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 12:45
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 1551
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