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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
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
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
Heat hospitalizes 4 at SC school

...at the time. The four students were treated and released from the hospital later in the day. Burton Fire District Battalion Chief Debra Lewis says a belt on an air conditioner melted and a light malfunctioned in a classroom. There was no fire...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-09-05/heat-hospitalizes-4-sc-schoo
Evans woman, 78, escapes house fire unharmed

...exact cause is under investigation, according to Battalion Chief Danny Kuhlmann.Firefighters had no accessible fire...fire using trucks."That's not a problem," said Battalion Chief Jimmie Paschal. "We train for that."

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-16/evans-woman-78-escapes-house-
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
Problems fighting Atlanta chemical fire

...didn't detect toxic fumes, experts say chemicals are most likely to escape when a fire first starts. Cobb County Battalion Chief Scott Demkowski says, "We honestly don't know what chemicals were released." In addition, the newspaper along...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-02/problems-fighting-atlanta-ch
Richmond County fire sends one to hospital

...Millworks) building on High land Avenue, but other than that it didn't hurt any structures," said Bryan McFeely, a battalion chief with the Augusta Fire Department. "We were able to contain the fire before it reached any other (houses or buildings...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-03/richmond-county-fire-sends-on
Trailer fire at Wrightsboro Road business under investigation

...Turner Transportation Specialists at 1494 Wrightsboro Road was destroyed by the blaze, according to Richmond County Battalion Chief Frank Lanier.No one was injured, but it was a "big fire and lots of smoke," Lanier said.The fire took almost...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-11/trailer-fire-wrightsboro-road