fire chief

noun

Definition of fire chief 

: the head of a fire department

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Tutko had been the department’s acting chief from mid-February to mid-June following the retirement of George Sheets, who had served as Oak Lawn’s fire chief since 2009. Zak Koeske, Daily Southtown, "In first public address, new Oak Lawn fire chief addresses labor strife, says departmental change must happen," 6 July 2018 In Marshfield, two residents were evacuated from their homes and taking shelter at a local warming center, fire Chief William Hocking said. BostonGlobe.com, "Quincy is hit hard by high water," 28 Apr. 2018 The fire is still smoldering Monday but not expected to grow, Windham fire Chief Marc Scrivener said. Matthew Ormseth, courant.com, "Willimantic Fire Contained, Will Smolder "For the Foreseeable Future"," 29 Jan. 2018 After the bill was sent to the judiciary committee, the police and fire chiefs, along with fire marshals, were alerted to the measure and mounted a recent campaign of opposition. Christopher Keating, courant.com, "Fireworks Bill Fizzles Out For the Year After Police Opposition," 18 Apr. 2018 But pornographic videos the pair allegedly shot at a city fire station were a secret, according to the city’s fire chief — until last week. Jared Gilmour, miamiherald, "Two firefighters were dating. Porn they shot at work was secret — until now, Ohio fire chief says," 18 June 2018 No fire engines had arrived yet, but two Porter County Sheriff’s deputies, two Hebron police officers and the Hebron fire chief were with Hansen at the fire, police said. Becky Jacobs, Post-Tribune, "7 Labradors rescued from Porter Township garage fire," 9 May 2018 Paramedics took four people to MetroHealth and four people to Fairview Hospital following the fire that broke out just before 3 a.m. on Arliss Drive near Cove Avenue, Lakewood fire Chief Scott Gilman said. Evan Macdonald, cleveland.com, "8 hospitalized after fire at Lakewood apartment building," 5 Mar. 2018 After hearing Damon was experiencing a rare bout of sadness, Chief Charles Hood reached out to Houston's fire chief to help cheer him up, Brian said. Lena Blietz, star-telegram, "'Avengers' star motivates 13-year-old Texan fighting cancer for third time," 17 Jan. 2018

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1847, in the meaning defined above

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