fire chief


Definition of fire chief

: the head of a fire department

Examples of fire chief in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The call for preparation came as the fire had an active day and worse conditions are expected this week, Clive Savacool, fire chief for the city of South Lake Tahoe, told KTVN. Joe Sutton, CNN, 30 Aug. 2021 In a news conference Sunday, Kazuo Todd — fire chief for the Hawaii Fire Department — said the National Guard had been called in to assist with the fire. Annie Vainshtein, San Francisco Chronicle, 2 Aug. 2021 The first disturbing text came Tuesday at 5:32 p.m. from San Francisco’s fire chief. Heather Knight, San Francisco Chronicle, 3 Sep. 2021 The town of Warren is reeling after Brian Remy, a longtime resident and assistant fire chief, was shot and killed Thursday., 3 Sep. 2021 Speaking to reporters Thursday, Cominsky, the county fire chief, said rescuers did hear the voice of a woman in the wreckage during the initial hours after the collapse. Washington Post, 1 July 2021 The firefighter who was in the ladder truck sustained a minor injury; the vehicle was destroyed, said Ethan Klussman, Liberty Township’s fire chief. Sue Kiesewetter, The Enquirer, 23 June 2021 The ad concluded by noting Buttigieg’s decision to fire South Bend’s first black police chief and it’s black fire chief. Michael Lee, Washington Examiner, 17 Dec. 2020 The fire chief said the plan is for the new ambulance to replace a 2004 International. John Benson, cleveland, 25 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of fire chief

1847, in the meaning defined above

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21 Sep 2021

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“Fire chief.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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