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fire marshal

an official heading a bureau for the prevention or investigation of fires.
a person who has charge of the fire-prevention equipment and personnel of an industrial plant.
Origin of fire marshal
1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Records of the fire marshal's investigation: long gone.
  • Most fire departments have a fire prevention division, usually headed by a fire marshal and staffed by fire inspectors.
  • The fire marshal kept a close eye on the event while the horsy set mixed and mingled inside.
British Dictionary definitions for fire marshal

fire marshal

noun (US)
a public official responsible for investigating the causes of fires, enforcing fire prevention laws, etc
the head of a fire prevention organization
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