- an official heading a bureau for the prevention or investigation of fires.
- a person who has charge of the fire-prevention equipment and personnel of an industrial plant.
Origin of fire marshal
First recorded in 1860–65
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- a public official responsible for investigating the causes of fires, enforcing fire prevention laws, etc
- the head of a fire prevention organization
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