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Martinez home heavily damaged in afternoon fire

...just after 3:30 p.m., when a resident of the home heard an explosion outside, according to Columbia County Battalion Chief Danny Kuhlmann.Kuhlmann said the man found the home's carport in flames and called 911.Firefighters had the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-03-27/martinez-home-heavily-
Injured Macon firefighter released from Doctors Hospital

Greeted by cheers and songs from nurses, family and Augusta firefighters, Macon firefighter and battalion chief Stephen Stafford left the hospital he's called home for more than a month while rehabbing from injuries he sustained while fighting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-18/injured-macon-firefighter-rel
Officials stress importance of yielding to emergency vehicles

...have is people will abruptly stop in any lane they're in and right in front of us," said Augusta Fire Department Battalion Chief Ivan Bolgla. "That's why we try to stay as far behind a vehicle as we can. Our machines obviously have a lot more...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-03-06/officials-stress-impor
Ex-Atlanta fire chief brings suit against city, mayor

...it. In mid-January, Reed said an investigative report showed Cochran gave the book to a battalion chief while they were discussing the battalion chief's upcoming promotion.The mayor has also said Cochran was fired because he violated city-employee...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-18/ex-atlanta-fire-chief-brings-
Bibb County firefighter killed, 5 others hurt in blaze

...home's basement went the floor collapsed, said Chris Floore, a spokesman for the Macon-Bibb County government.Battalion Chief Steven Stafford, 59, was flown to the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta. Firefighters Adam Mitchie, 34...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-12/bibb-county-firefighter-kille
Reserve firefighter program put on hold

...who passed the process was hired," James said.Currently, the department employs 310 firefighters, including battalion chiefs. That number will increase in 2015 when more recruits finish their training. Seventeen started fire school Nov...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-06/reserve-firefighter-program-
Rants & Raves

...close-knit family. RANT IS FOR Augusta Fire Chief Chris James for not showing up for the retirement dinners for the two battalion chiefs, Tommy Whitener and James Freeman. WAL-MART KEEPS building but they don't double coupons and they don't give...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-14/rants-raves-0
Fire damages Columbia County structures

...I can't stop it now,' " Jones said."It was a controlled burn that went south," said Columbia County Fire Battalion Chief Anthony Lovett, who said the shed fire was pretty much down when they arrived just after 3 p.m. "The wind took...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-01-19/fire-damages-columbia-county
Fitness plan for Augusta firefighters taking shape

...physical before starting the program."When we started this they were apprehensive and had 9,000 questions," Battalion Chief James Freeman said.Capt. Charlie Coleman agreed that some older firefighters believed the new mandate was a way...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-26/fitness-plan-augusta-f
Columbia County house destroyed by fire as family escapes

...shooting through the roof of the house at in the 4000 block of Clifden Avenue, according to Columbia County Fire Battalion Chief Anthony Lovett.Lovett said it took firefighters about 20 minutes to contain the blaze. They were able to save a child's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-08/columbia-county-house-destroy