Old Horton, the Baltimore fire chief, was in hospital, and so were several hundred of his men.
The first orders came from the fire chief to take down the tarps, which were trapping “deadly smoke.”
However, fire chief Schirr had stated that there was evidence the explosion had not been accidental.
He met the fire chief after the conflagration, and they spoke of the fire.
Mr. Sanders paused in the street, and stared at the fire chief.
"Well, then, you'll have to stay here," announced the fire chief disgustedly.
Charley Morton was the fire chief—though any and all took a hand at that when occasion arose.
The police had not yet got around to this side of the block, but the fire chief seemed at all times to be where the crisis was.
But the fire chief died right at the height o' the full skirts.
At the head of the department there is usually an official called a fire chief or fire marshal, appointed by the mayor.