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Firefighters called frequently to Richmond Summit apartments

...When the Augusta Fire Department answers a call to a multistory structure, four engines, two trucks and one battalion chief are dispatched to the scene. Each engine has a lieutenant, sergeant and firefighter. Each truck has a captain...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-29/firefighters-called-frequentl
Pair escapes, pet dog dies in Martinez house fire

...heavily damaged the interior of their Martinez home and took the life of their beloved pet.Columbia County Fire Battalion Chief Anthony Lovett said the fire was reported at 6:59 a.m. and crews were on the scene quickly from a nearby station...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-09/pair-escapes-pet-dog-dies-ma
1 dead in early-morning fire at Evans retirement community

...staffers evacuated residents dressed in pajamas and robes, many with walkers and wheelchairs, to the parking lot.Battalion Chief Jeremy Wallen, of Columbia County Fire and Rescue, said two of the community's 85 residents had not been accounted...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-02/1-dead-early-morning-fire-ev
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
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-