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fire chief

the officer in charge of a municipality's fire department or departments.
Origin of fire chief
1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The fire-chief faced Headquarters, a new look replacing his anxiety.

    The Great Potlatch Riots Allen Kim Lang
  • The fire-chief, his hands raised in despair, turned to his colleagues.

    The Great Potlatch Riots Allen Kim Lang
  • Her sons say that she ought to have been a fire-chief, so brisk is she when in her typical hook-and-ladder mood.

    Life's Minor Collisions Frances Warner

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