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fire chief

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noun
  1. the officer in charge of a municipality's fire department or departments.

Origin of fire chief

First recorded in 1885–90
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Historical Examples

  • The fire-chief, his hands raised in despair, turned to his colleagues.

    The Great Potlatch Riots

    Allen Kim Lang

  • Her sons say that she ought to have been a fire-chief, so brisk is she when in her typical hook-and-ladder mood.

  • The fire-chief faced Headquarters, a new look replacing his anxiety.