Bucket-brigade



a line of persons formed to extinguish a fire by passing on buckets of water quickly from a distant source.
any group of persons who cooperate to help cope with an emergency.
Historical Examples

The Girl Scouts at Camp Comalong Lillian Garis
Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom Cory Doctorow
Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom Cory Doctorow

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