- the officer in charge of a municipality's fire department or departments.
Origin of fire chief
First recorded in 1885–90
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for fire chief
The fire-chief, his hands raised in despair, turned to his colleagues.
Her sons say that she ought to have been a fire-chief, so brisk is she when in her typical hook-and-ladder mood.Life's Minor Collisions
The fire-chief faced Headquarters, a new look replacing his anxiety.