The Fire Chief is a Hot Wheels Original Model designed by Larry Wood and Bob Rosas which debuted in the 1988 Hot Wheels mainline. It is based on a 1978 Fire Departmentl Dodge Monaco. It has the pushbar, the staked headlights and the grille of the Monaco. There is a light bar on top together with some lights and sirens.
This casting is known under many different names, depending on the theme and paint scheme: Fire Chaser, Highway Patrol, Sheriff Patrol, and Gleamer Patrol, for which it was retooled to have a plastic body.
The Fire Chief has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:
|Col #||Year||Series||Color||Tampo||Base Color / Type||Window Color||Interior Color||Wheel Type||Toy #||Country||Notes / Variations||Photo|
|-||1988||1988 Hot Wheels||Red||Yellow & Black 'Fire Chief' & White & Black '5' on sides||Unpainted / Metal||Tinted (Blue)||Black||BW||4005||Malaysia|