fire chief

noun

: the head of a fire department

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The county conducted roughly 40 rescues over the course of around 24 hours, according to Dan Quiggle, deputy fire chief of operations for the Cosumnes Fire Department in Sacramento County. Steven Moity, New York Times, 1 Jan. 2023 Brian Nickerson, the fire chief of the Moscow Volunteer Fire and EMS Department, said police were the first to arrive at the home. CBS News, 15 Nov. 2022 Brian Nickerson, the fire chief of the Moscow Volunteer Fire and EMS Department, said police were the first to arrive at the home. Rebecca Boone, ajc, 15 Nov. 2022 For the fire chief of a city being bombarded by Russian artillery, restful nights were an early casualty of war. Serhii Korolchuk, Washington Post, 11 Sep. 2022 Several fire engines and aircraft made the initial response to the brush fire, said Brian Fennessy, fire chief of Orange County Fire Authority, during a press conference. Joseph De Avila, WSJ, 10 Feb. 2022 The assistant fire chief of La Habra Heights was arrested on suspicion of impersonating a peace officer and unlawfully detaining motorists, authorities confirmed. Los Angeles Times, 27 Jan. 2022 The Medina fire chief declined to comment to the news organizations. Anchorage Daily News, 20 Dec. 2022 The fire was extinguished within nine minutes upon firefighters’ arrival, however, there was extensive smoke damage, the fire chief said. Mary Lebus, The Enquirer, 9 Dec. 2022 See More

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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 1 Feb. 2023.

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