fire chief

noun

: the head of a fire department

Examples of fire chief in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Carr said a combination of agencies and people, including the U.S. Coast Guard, the fire chief, the police chief and the city manager made the decision to cancel. Michael Slaten, Orange County Register, 11 June 2024 The Milwaukee fire chief said searches on foot will be required for first responders after a woman's death near a Milwaukee bus stop. Jr Radcliffe, Journal Sentinel, 11 June 2024 Fernandez spent 23 years with the city of Miami’s fire department, then was the fire chief in Hollywood for nearly a decade before coming to Miami Beach. Aaron Leibowitz, Miami Herald, 5 June 2024 After the firefighters' initial resignation, three of the top officials in the city — including the fire chief, police chief and the city administrator — resigned or were placed on administrative leave. Bebe Hodges, The Enquirer, 23 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for fire chief 

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Word History

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fire chief was in 1847

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“Fire chief.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fire%20chief. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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