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Acting Augusta fire chief takes on department fraught with issues

...chief in 2005 before hiring Howard Willis ? then Emergency Management Agency director ? to fill a vacancy left when Al Gillespie departed after three years to be chief in North Las Vegas, Nev., because the Augusta Commission would not give him...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2011-10-16/acting-augusta-fire-chie
Tax man set to be hired

...any contracts with city employees. City Administrator Fred Russell does not have a contract, and former Fire Chief Al Gillespie resigned in February 2005 to take a job in North Las Vegas, Nev., after the commission refused to extend his contract...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/10/03/met_98975.shtml
Metro | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Across the area

...Administrator Fred Russell has formed a search committee to assist in the hiring of a new fire chief to replace Chief Al Gillespie, who resigned last week. Robert Chaplin, East Georgia Operations Manager for Atlanta Gas & Light Co.; Gloria Jones...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/02/18/met_443502.shtml
Metro | Aiken County Sheriff's Office | Augusta-Richmond County Commission | Cross Creek High School | Savannah River Site
Second finalist comes to city for interview

...service. It's our business." Commissioners are seeking a permanent fire chief to fill the post vacated by Chief Al Gillespie, who resigned to become chief of the North Las Vegas Fire Department. Last month, commissioners interviewed finalist...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/06/02/met_454833.shtml
Metro
Few as next fire chief? Why not?

Waiting for the inevitable is difficult. Now that Augusta Fire Chief Al Gillespie has resigned, we simply know that the Augusta commissioners are going to select Ronnie Few as his replacement. God has etched...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/03/25/let_448361.shtml
Letters | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Few wrong for the future

Give Ronnie Few credit for chutzpah. As soon as Al Gillespie resigned last month as Augusta-Richmond County fire chief, there was talk Few would reapply for the chief's post that he held...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/03/23/edi_448145.shtml
Editorials
Injustice dealt to former fire chief

...of Augusta's welfare when all they do is stab people in the back? I am referring to their last victim, Fire Chief Al Gillespie; this time, they added his family. Commissioners are so arrogant, with no self-esteem, to rob a man of his future...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/03/12/let_447085.shtml
Letters | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Across the area

...in 1990. The high was 15 degrees above normal, the weather service stated. Fire chief signs deal with commission Al Gillespie and the Augusta Commission have reached an agreement to settle the conditions of his separation from city government...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/02/23/met_444418.shtml
Metro | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Firefighters take on variety of calls

...retrieve cats from trees. He calls it "the boy-who-cried-wolf syndrome." Those situations are what fire Chief Al Gillespie wanted to avoid when he issued memos in April and June spelling out which calls firefighters should respond to when...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/09/26/met_429583.shtml
Metro | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Policy comes under attack

...the hospital after she experienced severe chest pains and collapsed. He faults Augusta-Richmond County Fire Chief Al Gillespie for what he contends is a recent policy change about when first responder medical teams are sent to emergencies. Chief...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/09/14/met_428502.shtml
Metro | Augusta-Richmond County Commission