fire chief


Definition of fire chief 

: the head of a fire department

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The Southcentral Alaska city of Houston has temporarily suspended the sale and use of certain types of aerial fireworks ahead of the July 4 holiday, with the fire chief citing dry conditions and worries about wildfires. Devin Kelly, Anchorage Daily News, "City of Houston restricts some fireworks as burn suspension takes effect in Mat-Su," 3 July 2018 Rosa, a 17-year veteran of the department, is survived by his wife and two sons, ages 25 and 16, the fire chief said. Alene Tchekmedyian,, "Resident of Long Beach care facility held in fatal shooting of firefighter," 26 June 2018 When the room reached capacity, the fire chief had to block people from entering the building, including a couple of dozen Muslims who had turned out to support the project. Mark Naymik,, "Muslims' plan for North Ridgeville mosque adds to suburb's 'Middle American' authenticity: Mark Naymik," 28 Mar. 2018 Agpawa, who serves as fire chief in Country Club Hills and works as Markham’s court administrator, will likely need the legislature to approve a change in election law for him to ever be seated as Markham’s mayor, Secler said. Zak Koeske, Daily Southtown, "Hazel Crest school board president with decades-old felony conviction can continue to hold public office, court rules," 18 May 2018 Fairfax County officials touted efforts by Butler, who is African American, to bring diversity and be inclusive of women as Howard County’s fire chief. Justin Jouvenal, Washington Post, "Fairfax County hires new fire chief amid department turmoil," 11 July 2018 The Bellaire Fire Department has chosen one of its own for its new fire chief. Tracy Maness, Houston Chronicle, "Bellaire names department veteran its new fire chief," 12 June 2018 Soneberg serves both as village president and as assistant fire chief for EMS for the village. Jim Riccioli, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Could Big Bend's fire department be disbanded, or consolidated? Village officials aren't talking," 1 June 2018 Being fire chief is a career highlight, a blessing and privilege. Karen Pearlman,, "San Miguel names veteran to lead fire district," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of fire chief

1847, in the meaning defined above

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