fire chief


Definition of fire chief

: the head of a fire department

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The fire chief indicated that inspectors are focusing on an extension cord as the cause of the blaze. Theresa Waldrop, CNN, "Day care where 5 children died in a fire wasn't inspected for smoke detectors," 13 Aug. 2019 One of Cookston’s priorities as the new fire chief is public education. Daily Pilot, "New Fountain Valley fire chief’s local roots run deep," 26 July 2019 Our city public information officer is Nancy Paul (overseen by Mayor Stoner) and the PIO for the Fire Department is Joel Gordon (Don Todd is the fire chief). Nick Sortal,, "Plantation explosion had no fatalities, and I’ll call that a miracle | Opinion," 12 July 2019 Newport Beach's new fire chief, Jeff Boyles, left, repeats the oath of office as he is sworn in by lifeguard Battalion Chief Mike Halphide during a badge-pinning ceremony Wednesday at City Hall. Hillary Davis, Daily Pilot, "Newport Beach’s new fire chief officially gets his rank," 21 Aug. 2019 Safety advocates there, including the fire chief, have pleaded for fire-defense regulations, only to be shot down by residents who condemn such ordinances as onerous, unconstitutional and likely to trigger neighborhood feuds., "Of small communities across 11 states, more than 500 have a higher wildfire hazard potential than Paradise, Calif.," 23 July 2019 California's fires were a wake-up call, said Rich Burke, deputy fire chief with the Eastside Fire Department, which oversees fire protection in and around Issaquah, population 39,000., "Global warming brings increasing wildfire risk to rainy parts of the Pacific Northwest," 4 Aug. 2019 Vapors from the chemicals, which leaked in an indoor storage area, caused health concerns for employees of the apartment complex, residents and firefighters, said Brian Carlson, assistant fire chief. Nick Ferraro, Twin Cities, "Pool chemical leak in Burnsville injures two, forces evacuation of apartment buildings," 3 Aug. 2019 Mayor Ted Bettencourt recently appointed Joseph L. Daly as the city’s new fire chief. John Laidler,, "Peabody mayor appoints Daly as new fire chief," 23 July 2019

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1847, in the meaning defined above

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