fire chief


Definition of fire chief

: the head of a fire department

Examples of fire chief in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kenosha's fire chief says damage from the unrest over the police shooting of Jacob Blake has now topped $11 million. Fox News, "Fire chief: Damage from Kenosha unrest tops $11 million," 16 Sep. 2020 The fire quickly erupted into yet another blaze in the ongoing wildfires currently ravaging the West Coast, and the fire chief had to issue an evacuation order for residents in the McKenzie River area in Lane County — including her own family. Claudia Harmata,, "Oregon Fire Chief and Crew Lose Homes and Station House While Fighting Holiday Farm Fire," 14 Sep. 2020 The fire chief said the new cascade system should be installed by the end of the year. John Benson, cleveland, "Parma Fire Department using grant money for new exhaust and cascade systems," 10 Sep. 2020 No firefighters were hurt while putting out the fire, the fire chief said. Maggy Mcdonel And Joanna Bouras, The Enquirer, "Apartment fire in Green Township caused damage to many units Saturday evening," 6 Sep. 2020 At least 200 people were gathered in the crowded pool area outside The Apartments at Palmetto Compress on Saturday evening when the local fire chief broke up the event, WLTX reported. Washington Post, "Live updates: U.S. coronavirus cases approach 6 million amid uptick in Midwest," 31 Aug. 2020 But when a fire broke out at around 5:50 p.m. on Aug. 4, the workers had gone home for the day, and Beirut's fire chief said firefighters were unable to gain access to the warehouse or find any port employees who might have had keys. TheWeek, "Workers were trying to secure Beirut warehouse just hours before massive explosion," 31 Aug. 2020 Mills said the fire chief and Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney have taken a proactive approach in directing the community’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Brandi Addison, Dallas News, "Frisco firefighters are reporting for duty at crises across the country," 27 Aug. 2020 The Southfield fire chief said the incident still remains under investigation by the city. Ed White, Detroit Free Press, "State of Michigan: Southfield paramedic misled doctor about woman mistakenly declared dead," 3 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of fire chief

1847, in the meaning defined above

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20 Sep 2020

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“Fire chief.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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