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fire chief

the officer in charge of a municipality's fire department or departments.
Origin of fire chief
First recorded in 1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • However, fire chief Schirr had stated that there was evidence the explosion had not been accidental.

    Signal in the Dark Mildred A. Wirt
  • He met the fire chief after the conflagration, and they spoke of the fire.

    Dynamite Stories Hudson Maxim
  • Mr. Sanders paused in the street, and stared at the fire chief.

    Gabriel Tolliver Joel Chandler Harris
  • "Well, then, you'll have to stay here," announced the fire chief disgustedly.

    Betty Gordon in Washington Alice B. Emerson
  • Charley Morton was the fire chief—though any and all took a hand at that when occasion arose.

    The Rules of the Game Stewart Edward White
  • 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
  • But the fire chief died right at the height o' the full skirts.

    Friendship Village Zona Gale
  • 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

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