fire chief



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

Nearby words

  1. fire blanket,
  2. fire blight,
  3. fire boss,
  4. fire brigade,
  5. fire cherry,
  6. fire clay,
  7. fire company,
  8. fire control,
  9. fire curtain,
  10. fire department

Origin of fire chief

First recorded in 1885–90 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for fire chief

  • 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.

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