"Hail to the Chief" is the first segment of the fortieth episode of 101 Dalmatians: The Series. It aired on November 3, 1997.
The pups dream of becoming chief fire dog while Cruella attempts to drive the Grutely Volunteer Fire Service out of business.
- The episode title is either an homage to the official U.S. presidential anthem or the American sitcom TV series.
- This episode shows that the fire department in Gruteley is volunteer work.
- This episode claims that some of the ancestors of the Dearly Dalmatians are fire Dalmatians.
- This episode is one of four to show Cruella as a smoker. She mentions it in "Home is Where the Bark Is", and is shown to smoke in "Smoke Detectors" and "Leisure Lawsuit".