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fire chief

noun
1.
the officer in charge of a municipality's fire department or departments.
Origin of fire chief
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90
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  • But the fire chief died right at the height o' the full skirts.

    Friendship Village Zona Gale
  • He met the fire chief after the conflagration, and they spoke of the fire.

    Dynamite Stories Hudson Maxim
  • "Well, then, you'll have to stay here," announced the fire chief disgustedly.

    Betty Gordon in Washington Alice B. Emerson
  • Mr. Sanders paused in the street, and stared at the fire chief.

    Gabriel Tolliver Joel Chandler Harris
  • The police had not yet got around to this side of the block, but the fire chief seemed at all times to be where the crisis was.

    The Incendiary W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
  • At the head of the department there is usually an official called a fire chief or fire marshal, appointed by the mayor.

    Government in the United States

    James Wilford Garner
  • He perceived that the fire chief was still holding dominion over the scene.

    The Indifference of Juliet Grace S. Richmond
  • Then he stooped and gently lifted the fire chief and carried him home without waking him.

    The Indifference of Juliet Grace S. Richmond

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