fire chief


Definition of fire chief

: the head of a fire department

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Tim McConnell, the city's fire chief, who is stepping in for the final months of Landrieu's term to serve as homeland security director following the departure this month of the current director, Aaron Miller. Beau Evans,, "Mayor-elect Cantrell conducting national search for top city jobs; police chief will wait," 9 Mar. 2018 Last week, after four years of litigation, the city agreed to settle the case and pay its former fire chief $1.2 million. Jason L. Riley, WSJ, "A Fire Chief Burned by Progressive Piety," 23 Oct. 2018 Seven months ago, Deutsche Bank fired Chief Executive Officer John Cryan and replaced him with longtime employee Christian Sewing. Jenny Strasburg, WSJ, "Deutsche Bank Defends Itself With Stock Near All-Time Low," 6 Dec. 2018 The Southcentral Alaska city of Houston has temporarily suspended the sale and use of certain types of aerial fireworks ahead of the July 4 holiday, with the fire chief citing dry conditions and worries about wildfires. Devin Kelly, Anchorage Daily News, "City of Houston restricts some fireworks as burn suspension takes effect in Mat-Su," 3 July 2018 Rosa, a 17-year veteran of the department, is survived by his wife and two sons, ages 25 and 16, the fire chief said. Alene Tchekmedyian,, "Resident of Long Beach care facility held in fatal shooting of firefighter," 26 June 2018 When the room reached capacity, the fire chief had to block people from entering the building, including a couple of dozen Muslims who had turned out to support the project. Mark Naymik,, "Muslims' plan for North Ridgeville mosque adds to suburb's 'Middle American' authenticity: Mark Naymik," 28 Mar. 2018 Agpawa, who serves as fire chief in Country Club Hills and works as Markham’s court administrator, will likely need the legislature to approve a change in election law for him to ever be seated as Markham’s mayor, Secler said. Zak Koeske, Daily Southtown, "Hazel Crest school board president with decades-old felony conviction can continue to hold public office, court rules," 18 May 2018 Fairfax County officials touted efforts by Butler, who is African American, to bring diversity and be inclusive of women as Howard County’s fire chief. Justin Jouvenal, Washington Post, "Fairfax County hires new fire chief amid department turmoil," 11 July 2018

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1847, in the meaning defined above

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