Gold Cross wins in city appeal of zone award

...Gold Cross' capabilities are "light years ahead" of Augusta Fire"But perhaps more importantly, even the Region 6 members who supported Augusta Fire assert that Gold Cross provides phenomenal service...

End ambulance contract

...profit. If nothing else, put all ambulance service providers on a rotating roster.I live in District 5, and the Augusta Fire Department and emergency medical technicians always seem to arrive before Gold Cross.Demar JacobsAugusta

Rants & Raves

...has and you turn down a new 911 center to replace the one that was built in the middle of a flood plain. Each day the Augusta Fire Department is short 16 to 20 firefighters. There are supposed to be 91 firefighters on duty. Get a clue already...

The Way We Were: Fire Prevention

Here's some horseplay at the old Augusta Fire Department Headquarters on Broad Street.It's 1962, according to the photo, and what better than a horse-drawn steam pumper...

Augusta fire captain retiring after 47 years

...firefighter."It never crossed my mind," Davis said. "Honestly, it didn't."Now, the 67-year-old is an Augusta fire captain, and it's the only profession he's ever known. After spending 47 years as an Augusta firefighter, Davis...

Rants & Raves

...RIGHT mind would want Bill Clinton wandering around loose in the White House? I WOULD LIKE TO GIVE a major rave to Augusta Fire Chief Christopher James who does an outstanding job. The fire department is very fortunate to have him to lead them...

Fire marshal put on leave during investigation

Augusta Fire Marshal Jason Beard has been placed on paid leave pending the results of an external investigation, General Counsel Andrew Mackenzie...

Fire damages barber shop, salon

...around 6:30 a.m. The building contains two separate hair studios, Five Star Barber Shop and Triple Hair Salon.Augusta Fire Department Battalion Chief Bryan McFeely said firefighters were able to contain the fire to the left side, where the...

Accident closes intersection of Mike Padgett Highway and Brown Road

...at the intersection of Mike Padgett Highway and Brown Road.The intersection is closed in all directions, and the Augusta Fire Department and emergency medical workers are on scene.Authorities gave no time frame for when the roads would reopen...

Augusta battalion chief celebrates 40 years with fire department

...Technical College, recently celebrated 40 years with the Augusta Fire Department, a career he began at age 18. For 20 years...As all these other companies were cutting back, the Augusta Fire Department was hiring," McFeely said. "So on June...